Dragonfly? NOT! Damselfly! Gentle & tame so was easily photographed. Virginia insect caught by a Canon Rebel XT Camera in Chesterfield County.

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This Damselfly, a close relative of the Dragonfly, was so content with my presence that it even allowed me to pick it up! Compliments to my daughter for discovering it in her yard so it could "pose" for me in my own backyard....... what a showoff this little creature was! I released it in the marsh where a flyfishing trout would NOT reside ;0)

More information about the Calopteryx Maculata can be found at this awesome insect identifying website: http://bugguide.net/node/view/601

Copyrighted photos by Carolyn Hietala
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