Getting close (macro)
thanks for the advice Jim, i think i have a pretty good idea what it would look like from your description, the external flash i have is about 30 years old but it would still work. the dragonfly shots were taken around 8-9pm so it was starting to get dark and the flash became the main source of light, i believe it was even dialed into -1 - -2 ev flash comp. looking at the exif now, i had plenty of iso headroom to so I could use the flash as fill next time.
thanks Joe! I am definitely going to try that one out, i like simple solutions : )