Four-spotted skimmerf/9.5, 1/90 s, ISO 160, 300mm, modest fill flash


Macro Photography in Nature

Photographing dragonflies is not an easy task. As soon as you catch sight of them, they flit about with breathtaking speed in a whirl of motion. That was my experience on the day I captured this image while shooting at a pond in a botanical garden. I already had a few successful pictures of dragonflies under my belt for the day, and I had just packed up my equipment when I noticed this four-spotted skimmer resting on a rather tall plant. By the time I reassembled my tripod, got my camera out, and attached my 300mm telephoto macro lens, the dragonfly ...

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