Female (orange version) Eastern Forktail
Male Fragile Forktail
I was quite surprised strolling on the damn of the pond when I gazed down and spotted this brilliant colored Eastern Red Damsel. This is a first timer for me on this damsel. It's considered uncommon to rare. According to my I.D. book (Dragonflies and Damselflies of Northeast Ohio - it can be purchased through the Cleveland Museum of Natural History), rare is in bold print. But experts state that "although considered to be uncommon, they can be exceptionally numerous when found." So far, I've only seen this one male.
Unsure I.D. on these last two photos