There are certain bucket list photographs for me…photos that I have always wanted to take myself. I have always wanted to capture the silhouette of a frog sitting on the other side of a leaf, for example, or star trails at night, or fireflies in the evening. I have checked off a couple of these photos (the Euglossine bees being one example). But mostly I have to improve my skills before I can get them.
One example is dragonflies. I want a fantastic photo of a dragonfly. Not just a mediocre one (like the ones included here), but an amazing, be-dewed, smiling dragon all my own.
Today, I just stalked the dragonflies and damselflies in a swamp, trying to get that perfect shot. It was not to be today.
But one day.
Oh well, maybe next time.