ShareMondays2019 – Dragon Flight
Male Migrant Hawker dragonflies are on the wing, defending their territories. I love watching them! They have a flight pattern and favourite areas to hover. That’s the trick to photographing them in flight! Of course they don’t always stick to the pattern exactly so it can take a bit of patience. Of all the flight images that I’ve captured over the weekend, this shot taken from above is definitely my favourite. It’s a perspective that I haven’t managed before. Standing on the boardwalk at Heather Farm allowed be to get above this particular dragon. It was late in the day so I used a slower shutter speed than normal (1/200th) in the fading light, but it gave a really pleasing effect to the wings.
Marvellous images, Sarah!
Thanks Sue 😊 It’s been a great late dragonfly season!
Wonderful pictures, Sarah, especially that first one. A 🙂
Thanks Adrian 😊 It was great to get above the migrant hawker for a really different type of flight image! I’ve had a lot of fun with the dragonflies this year 😁
Your pictures are really excellent, my friend. 🙂
I keep trying and learning 😊 Hoping to make it down to the levels next May! Fabulous photographer and zoologist friend down there called Victoria Hillman who has many similar obsessions to me so we’re planning on doing exchange visits 😊 She runs workshops and does all sorts of talks in the area so do check her out if you want some inspiration https://www.vikspics.com/eventstalksandworkshops.html
I’m sure I know Victoria’s face from somewhere. If you’re ever coming to the Levels, let me know – it would be great to finally meet up at last! A 🙂
Thanks so much 😊