...but insects don't let a person get that close and I'm having trouble getting sharp photos. This was the best I could manage today. (I've given up trying to ID damselflies. This is probably an immature bluet (or forktail?) of some kind.)
So I did a little online sleuthing, and it seems that in this situation photos with my camera type won't be satisfactory unless you use manual focusing. So I'm going to play with that tomorrow. Trouble is, my vision isn't that good. I may end up putting a strap on my heavy Canon and carrying it. It's too heavy for my arms to carry the weight. Causes immense shoulder pain ever since I cleaned, patched, and coated the whole stucco tank. I had taken the strap off because, while rushing around watering and working, the strap caught on stuff and got yanked off my shoulder. If I have to carry it around my neck, it makes it almost impossible to get anything done. But you have to do what you have to do. Both times the camera got yanked from my shoulder it got damaged and had to be sent in for repair.