Friday, June 17, 2011

Sedge Sprite

Erika's garden has Sedge Sprites! How cool is that?  Just as fairytale sprites, they are difficult to photograph.  Sedge Sprites are so small that they give the camera's autofocus fits.  As they hunt for small insects, these damselflies cruise low within vegetation, further confusing focus.

Tiny but beautiful, Sedge Sprites' eyes are azure, their backs emerald, and their abdomens green or bronze.  The tip of the males' abdomens are tipped bright blue. These sprites are common across the central and northern United States and northwest into central Canada.

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