Who could resist three dragonflies lined up in a row?
Some more experimenting with distance and f-stops. A bunch of reeds kept me from the best placement to have all three dragonflies equidistant from me, and we were at the edge of a pond so I had to stay on this side.
And them some distraction with choosing different perches.
And with the dragonfly on the right adjusting his position.
There was also a little breeze, good for keeping bugs off me, not so good for my experiment as the reeds swayed.
These were all taken at 1/1000 sec with the Tamron 180mm prime macro lens.
Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC
September 5, 2021
3 thoughts on “Dragonfly Trio, 2 of 3”
Cool shots, Ellen. I love the way the dragonflies lined up. I definitely appreciate the challenge of getting multiple dragonflies in a single shot, especially when there is a breeze.
Thanks, Mike! Trying to figure out their behavior, or at least what I think will be their behavior, adds to the fun.
It is fascinating to observe dragonflies and you start to see that some species act differently from others, in terms of perching behavior or the height at which they fly or the distance of their flights.