Covers use of shutter speed, iso, aperture, depth of field, post processing etc... Think most of this appplies to DSLR and advanced point and shoots...but it gives a clue on what is going on with all cameras.
Just an FYI for those of you that like to enter photo contests. Friends of Maplewood Nature sponsors an annual photography/calendar contest. Pictures must be taken in one of the Maplewood preserves or the Maplewood Nature Center. The deadline for submission isn't until next April, but they need photos from all seasons for the calendar. Although I know this is the Fort Snelling State Park Camera Club, I imagine that some of you take pictures in other locations on rare occasions... :) You can find out more information about the contest at the Friends Group blog : www.maplewoodnature.blogspot.com/ and more information about the Maplewood preserves and where they are located at www.ci.maplewood.mn.us/nc. Feel free to spread the word to other photo enthusiasts!
After looking through my reference books and a quick search on the net, I couldn't find anything that resembled this insect. Doug sent a few more photos with a little better look at the wings. Finally I sent the photos to Kao asking if anyone down at the visitor center knew what it was.
Here is what Kao said: The insect is a species of Deer Flies.