@ Ben: I think i was pretty much on top of the dragonfly. My luck that he didn't fly away! I think with the kitlens (and fourthirds sensor ofcourse) you can probably get DoF you woldn't get with any real macro lenses.
@ blogurworld: I own an E510 by Olympus myself, and I use mainly the 70-300 lens for birds and anything else that won't let you come very close.
For that reach you would need a lens up to about 450mm with nikon i think (confirmation?) maybe 450 woyuold be a bit overkill, but I think 200mm may not be enough for birding. Big Pix would know the most about this though!
@naniani: I was thinking about calling that #8 : "do re mi"
The whole barn where I was was full with swallow nests. The come back there every year to nestle. The swallow help to keep their horses free of insects.