Eight-spotted Skimmer Libellula forensis, male

These are pictures my husband took on May 25, 2008
when an 8-spotted Skimmer visted our backyard pond.

I couldn't decide which image I liked best!
This is a 'studly' male as he's mated with so many females that they've 'shined his wax'
on his pruinose blue abdomen (dark smudges).