A Pacific Forktail (Ischnura cervula) clings to a blade of grass after a recent rain. The marsh plants supported a teeming swarm of these damselflies. And, interestingly, some of the little odonates were also the perch for even tinier creatures. On the femur of the left-rear leg of the pictured damselfly sits a long, narrow insect, perhaps a thrip. Apparently the thrip is ready to be carried to a new destination. Damsels are small relative to many animals, yet they are titans to a thrip.
Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
1/400 sec, f / 5.6, -1/3 EV, ISO 200
Minnekhada Regional Park, Coquitlam, BC
11 Jun 2010