On a bored Friday morning, I sat in the back yard drinking coffee (black, of course) and noticed a lot of damselflies in the grass. So, I ran in and grabbed my camera and watched and waited. I had to wait until they could get a little sunlight so their bright colors could really show up. Here are a couple of close ups of a greenish one and a blueish one. And yes, I need to mow my grass.
And for comparison, below is a dragonfly that I recently shot while out on a lunchtime walk.
Damselflies have a long slender body and usually rest with their wings folded behind them. Dragonflies are a bit fatter and have their wings out when at rest.
Happy Independence Day.