Daring Dragonfly

Jim Vincent’s photo garners second place in Wildlife and Nature category.

White Bear Lake resident Jim Vincent has been taking pictures since his high school days. His favorite photo subject is wildlife, including this award-winning shot, Gold-N-Wing, of a brave dragonfly, seemingly posing for its close-up. For a photograph of this fragile nature, timing is everything; luckily, Vincent has practice photographing all kinds of creatures, since his wife is an enthusiastic gardener.

Vincent never wants to turn his hobby into a job, but loves to brighten other people’s lives. “[Photography] lets me capture a moment of beauty or interest and crystalize the memory to revisit later or share with others,” he says. “It provides me both technical and artistic challenge.”