Better luck next time…I hope!

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I tried, with moderate success, to get sharp pictures of some dragonflies on my recent visit to Penitentiary Glen Reservation. There were dragons galore, constantly on the move, swooping over the pond, and flitting from place to place, always lighting some place new, only to lift off when I turned my lens toward them. They seemed to be very restless. Maybe it was the 90 degree heat, the bright sun, and high humidity, or the persistent breeze. Whatever it was,  I was not happy with the outcome of my hour at the pond. Here are a few of the picture I captured on my memory card:

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hummingbird moth
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dragonfly
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dragonfly

I think my best plan is to return to the pond another day soon, a day that isn’t nearly as hot and humid, for another dragonfly photoshoot. Hopefully I’ve learned something from this experience, and I’ll have “better luck next time.”

I’m running a day behind with my posts this week. My next post should be on Thursday or Friday. I hope you will join me then to see what we can find along the trail. There’s always something new.

Thanks for being here.
Trail Walker

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  1. They do like to move around a lot and are quick!! You’ll get it. Victor has the right info, but I usually go in stealth mode and sneak up on them. LOL!!!!!

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    1. I will remember to try stealth mode in the future…except for the dragons that light on plants in the water. For those I will just have to hope I can hold my telephoto lens firmly and avoid camera shake.

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  2. We had a dragonfly darting about in our yard the other night. We had a storm the next night. I find these insects so interesting. Your photos are really amazing! The colors so lovely. 😍💕🌈

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