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Damselflies are small flighty creatures, only slightly less flighty when in an amorous embrace (which they can maintain in flight). To get the best shots and depth of field you need to be side-on to their display to get the heart shape. It’s a test of many skills. For a very long time I wanted to focus my photography on a particular subject and to take many photographs as I could until satisfied that I had captured my subject. Projects like this one have led to many of my SmugMug galleries over the past three years. Setting goals, having personal projects, restricting yourself are very satisfying ways to go the extra mile. The many photographs I took to get these five shots would have been financially impossible in the film era choosing the best took longer than editing the five finals and writing this article (but it’s all time well spent).