POTD: Views From the Pond #6

Views From the Pond #6
Bozeman, Montana

I mentioned before that the dragonflies at our pond rarely seem to land anywhere, making them hard to photograph. While they spend the great bulk of their time in the air, on some days they do seem to spend a lot of time hovering. This gives me a reasonable chance to photograph them in action. It’s still a difficult task though as they hover for a few seconds at most. But if I am quick with the camera and the auto-focus actually locks on in time, I can get a few shots off before the target moves on. The other day I sat there for about an hour during which I saw lots of hovering episodes. Out of several hundred photos taken, a handful were reasonably sharp.

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