Taking the time to slow down and observe what is going on around me. From today's walk in the meadow a current pest - the stink bug. She really fits well into this environment. The image was captured on an overcast day which provided a wonderful shadow-less light. Today's level of photographic technology is amazing. A photo like this would have been very hard to make a decade ago. Now we have cameras that can capture a high iso image that is virtually noiseless with a good dynamic range -- all done without flash but with a lens with great vibration reduction built in.