Of course summer is the time of year when all the insects come out in their droves, some quite neat and others extremely annoying. The Australian bushflies and blowflies are probably the worst of the lot, with March flies a good second. On the other hand, dragonflies are probably the most ‘summery’ of insects, especially in the bush, flitting about the riverbanks and occasionally allowing you to get a few shots. Our female hound can spend hours running up and down the river trying to catch these elusive insects, attracted by their sparkling wings. Some of the dragonflies are very colourful, others less so.