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The weeds and reeds along the shoreline of a marsh was wonderful for dragonfly viewing.
My primary reference is: _Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East_ by Dennis Paulson (2011-12-19), Princeton University Press. Kindle Edition.
Thank you for the info. I usually photograph shore birds and eagles, but the skies were quiet yesterday and the dragonflies caught my eye. Took a lot of shots and I think I'll pick up a guide.
Definitely a female, as indicated by the subgenital plate near the tip of the abdomen (looks like an upside-down shark fin). My best guess: Seaside Dragonlet dragonfly (Erythrodiplax berenice).
Spotted on Jun 15, 2013 Submitted on Jun 16, 2013