Thank you for your kind words. No, I am still plugging away with the 18-55 kit & sans tripod. I can see some new equipment on the horizon though. If you look closely you will see that the damsel is finshing off a 'bug lunch'. They seem much more approachable at this time (very skittish otherwise) thus allowing me to get to a respectable view point.
River Jewelwing (Calopteryx aequabilis) (16)