Yep moving away from photographing that panther that roams the wildlansd of the UK and ignoring that chance to captuer Bigfoot playing chess - what are your plans for photos that you want to take - either this year or in the near future and what made you want to take that photo in the first place? Winter is over so its time to get planning and get shooting too! For myself I have a few ideas for this comming year and one or two longer term plans: 1) LaFoto disease - water drops and now oil drops! They will be done at some point and I have many ideas for playing with backgrounds and flash lighting! Inspired by - of course - LaFoto! 2) Life on Earth - By David Attenborough - Page 93 (in my edition at least) there is a photo of a butterfly emerging from its crysilis - that is my inspireation for a shot - infact I would like the chance to take a series of shots of such and event! Requires more planning in this idea and I suspect the only real way to get it to work is to setup my own small scale butterfly farm and also get some good info on the life cycle and timings (as well as some catapillers) and grow my own. Might be possible in a butterfly farm, but it would mean being on good terms with the owners to get the best times to visit for emerging butterflies (since getting there and in will cost money). In the field would be great, but its also the hardest way to go about this 3) HDR butterfly and sky - this one might never happen (I am horrid at getting out of bed early) and also requires some rather specific setup conditions - namely a good interesting sky; a still butterfly and having said butterfly on stem of a plant to allow it to be isolated and also to allow for it to be moved out of the way. The concept of the shot is 2 shots at least - first of the butterfly - and then second of the sky behind the insect (without the insect to allow for easier merging of the photos - a really blurrly blob in the middle of the shot will not work at all so the insect and stem have to be moved out of the way. Its possible, but its going to be a tricky shot to get - and it will need a tripod setup as well. Not really sure where the idea came for this shot - but its one I would really like to have a try at - probably also with image stacking on the insect as well to allow for a really high level of close up detail fully covering the whole bug. Beyond those ideas I have a few more, but they are more dreams than anything else and (At the moment) have less planning and feasability than those above. So those are my ideas what are yours?