I haven’t seen many dragonflies this year but admittedly I haven’t looked very hard either. Shame on me. Even this past Sunday morning, after the pink water-lily, I was looking for bullfrogs,which I found, and saw the motion of this Autumn Meadowhawk-Sympetrum vicinum ♀ (fka Yellow-legged Meadowhawk) to my side. Once again, the 100-400 made it easier to capture this from a non-threatening distance and the dragonfly stayed stationary long enough for me to make a few images before it flew off.
It is on some bedstraw although which I don’t know as I was more interested in the critter than the perch