I visited a local park the other day and took a few more photos of dragonflies. The interesting thing was, there were several flitting about, therefore I could just sit down and take shot after shot.
The problem with dragonsflies is if they know you’re around, they’re not going to stay still for more than a second or two. The trick, I found, is to find where one is tending to land quite often.
Focus precisely on that spot. Don’t move the camera an inch, else you’ll lose focus… and then wait. I managed to get a good 50-60 photos in a five or so minute time frame this way.. If you change your zoom at all or move the camera even a minute amount, you’ll lose the shot. This happened several times to me as I have pretty shaky hands.
At any rate, here’s a few dragonfly photos for y’all. I have others, but I’ll save them for another day..
I just have to comment on the last one, I love how its wings almost seamlessly blend in.