Dragonfly

I came across this showoff dragonfly biking on the Des Plaines River trail in Lake County, IL. He was not shy all. With my camera in macro mode, I was only 3-4 inches from him. Or her? Only an entymologist (or another dragonfly) knows for sure. I figured the little bugger would fly off immediately with this giant looming over him but no; I swear he kept posing; showing off his wings and his brilliant red body. The rest of the pics are of the pond where he resides.