This is still one of my favorite shooting combinations for my morning walk. I generally put the V1 with the FT-1 and Nikkor 55-200mm over my shoulder and carry the SB-N7 flash and a Raynox 150 achromat close-up lens in a small fanny pack. I don’t always need the closeup equipment because of the native capabilities of the 55-200mm. Here are two dragonflies taken without the closeup gear. The red one is a Roseate Skimmer – Orthemis ferruginea
and this second one is a Four-spotted Pennant – Brachymesia gravida
The Nikkor 55-200mm VR allows me to pretty much fill the frame with the dragonfly and include a little bit of the environment. The lens offers a decent minimum focus distance of 1.1 meters (3.6 feet). This means that I can stand and take a picture of the ground or anything on it. To show you what that means in terms of Field of View, I actually did just that.
Here are two incredibly uninteresting pictures of the toe of my US Size 10.5 shoe that I took just to show the FOV of the lens at 55 and 200mm respectively.
If anyone is really interested, they can click on any of the images above for a larger view. I would recommend doing so with the dragonflies. The shoes, not so much.