There are many Damselflies here, and this is clearly their mating season.
The one at the top is the female...she selects a mate, and grasps it firmly by the scruff of the neck. The male then attaches his reproductive organs [near the end of his tail] to hers [near the start of her tail], and a long period of body fluid exchange takes place. The couple are capable of flying while joined.
Note that the female and male are not the same colour.
This "macro" image was created using my 100-400mm zoom lens at 400mm...this way the prey is 2 metres away and not so likely to be nervous about me, and I get to keep my feet dry.
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