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Old Jul 20, 2011, 5:48 PM   #1
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At the lake, I was packing to go back home and I decided to take a last shut before I go. This is the winner.
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 5:59 PM   #2
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Great photo and great PP of a really cute little Damselfly.
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Great shot! I very rarely ever get close enough to a blue one to take a photo!
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Old Jul 21, 2011, 2:43 PM   #5
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Thanks mole, I respect your opinion on this, because you have one of the best dragonflys series I ever seen.

Tachikoma,

In that particular lake, I can get so close that almost touch them.
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Thanks Zuken! By the way, easy way to tell dragonflies from damselflies:
They are close relatives (both classified as Odonata). At rest, damselflies keep their wings folded behind them, or (for the spreadwing damselflies) at an angle. Dragonflies keep their wings straight out when resting.
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Very nice! And thanks Mole for the quick lesson.
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I don't think I've ever seen one with those colors! Very cool!
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Mole,

ones again thanks. really interesting. I saw the spreadwing damselfly you have in your series with the wings at an angle.

Thanks mtnman for your comment.

JeannieBug, in that place it was something around 20 damselflies around, and one Green. I couldn't take a picture, because a kid came alone and the damselfly got away.

This is a question for mole.

Are the damselflies all blue or do they have different colors?

I assumed they have different colors…
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Armando - Lots of damselflies are blue, or have some blue on them. But there are many other color variations. For example, Ebony Jewelwings have black wings and metallic green bodies. American Rubyspots have red inner wings. etc.
You can look up some of my old posts for some examples, or check out this guy's amazing website: http://homepage.mac.com/edlam/damselfly.html

The best website for identifying damsels & dragons would be:
http://www.odonatacentral.org/

It's not the easiest website to navigate, but has great photos, tips for identification, natural history information, and species lists for each county.
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