On my last couple of photography trips I went specifically out for a special, rare dragonfly. It is always a good feeling to be able to find a rare dragonfly and take a good picture of it. However, the common ones can also be very nice. Today I went out to a small field just a couple of hundred meters of my new home. Last year I saw Scarlet Dragonflies there, but I hadn’t heard anything about them so far. When I came there, I immediately saw lots of Common Bluetails, one of the most common damselfly species in the Netherlands. I always like those delicate damselflies, no matter how common they are. It was already getting a bit colder, so they didn’t fly away immediately anymore. Common Bluetails have many different colour morphs, here two pictures of the “normal” one.