Dragonfly in Profile

These large dragonflies usually zoom back and forth across the pasture in continuous motion.  The other day, one stopped for a minute and perched on a T-post long enough for me to get a few pictures.

Dragonfly on T-post.

Dragonfly on T-post. Who knew barbed wire could make such a pretty background?

I believe it is a Common Green Darner (Anax junius).  (If it isn’t, please let me know!)

Common Green Darner, I think.

Common Green Darner, I think.

This is the 18th species of dragonfly I have identified on our farm.