Self Portrait with Bug

I took this photo a few days ago.  Damselflies are always tough to identify.  This one is a teneral, meaning it has emerged from its aquatic stage fairly recently and has not reached its full adult coloration.  At this stage they are tough to identify–I think it is some kind of bluet.

I always find it thrilling when a creature like a damselfly lands on my leg.



About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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One Response to Self Portrait with Bug

  1. Finn Holding says:

    I was out testing my new camera this morning, photographing damselflies. Time well spent. Damselfly post to follow in the next couple of weeks.

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