My Rules


I thought about naming this post "Cheating," but then I realized that it's my game, I make up the rules, so there's really no such thing as cheating.

This image was taken back in June. The damsel fly was quite cooperative, sitting for long periods in one spot, giving me ample time to move in close with my 50mm lens and extender. My eight-year-old daughter would be happy to never look at a closeup of this insect's face again, but I find beauty there, and the design in the green leaves leaves me swooning.