When I first arrived here in Michigan a few days ago, I noticed an abundance of dragonflies as we unpacked the car in the early evening. Of course, I wanted to get out my camera then and there, but family etiquette must come first! So, last night I waited until about 5 p.m. and went out into the yard. The dragonflies were everywhere, and many were quite accommodating models. Finally, after 240 photos, the pesky mosquitoes chased me inside. But it was a fun adventure, and I discovered that not only would they allow me to get quite close, but they also admired my camera, several landing on it during the shoot. Although dragonflies have now moved up on my preferred insect list, butterflies still have a safe lead.