Orange bluet (Enallagma signatum) I believe
A damselfly for sure and I'm pretty sure it's an orange bluet. Since the damselfly is between 1 and 1.5 inches long, this is definitely a macro - the photo is more than the size the insect is in reality. Orange bluets are said to hang around ponds or slow moving streams, which is exactly where I found this one. It was hanging onto a stem waiting for a nutritious insect to pass by.
Painted turtle and reflection
Turtles are true sun worshipers. On a recent visit to McKenzie Marsh (Aurora), turtles were sunning themselves on logs.
But turtles (and birds, of course) were not the only animals we saw on or in the water.
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