She was busing laying eggs close the the water's edge and I watched for 15 minutes or so, hoping she would tire and rest in a more classical position. But she didn't.
Eventually she moved out of view so I set off to look for a male. There were several on the wing but to start with none of them settled within range of the camera. Eventually I saw one go down into the scrub some metres from the water. I ran over and found it at rest.
Later there was another that let me get close with the 100mm macro lens. I could only get this one view but was able to experiment with the aperture (and depth of field). The first photo is at f/16, the second at f/5.6 and the third at f/2.8. You can see the effect on the depth of field.
I also tried a few flight shots without much success. These were the best I could manage.
Migrant hawkers will be around for a few weeks yet. There are still common and ruddy darters to be seen but everything else has now disappeared until next year.