Sedge Sprite
Nehalennia irene
The Sedge Sprite (Nehalennia irene) mainly occurs in the northern United States and parts of Canada. The male and female shown in the top 2 images here were digital shots in Houston Co., Minnesota in July, 2004, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 180 mm F/3.5 mm macro lens with a 2X extender and 550 EX flash.
The next 2 shots of a male Sedge Sprite were taken at Buzzard Swamp, Allegheny National Forest, Forest Co., Pennsylvania, in June, 2010. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The male Sedge Sprite shown here was near Freyburg, Oxford Co., Maine, in June, 2010. The same photo gear as above was used.
The male Sedge Sprite on the right was in Marshall Co., Minnesota in July, 2011. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.