Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Dragonflies are wonderful insects to watch and for me at least very difficult to photograph. I don't have a macro (close up) lens so it means I have to get as close as I can. Unfortunately my attempts to get a picture of this fella (a Common Darter), were a bit like the fisherman and 'the one that got away'. From a distance I managed to get the picture above (which I have magnified to make it look bigger but at the expense of detail) and then I carefully edged forward until I got really close. It would have been a good picture. I pressed the shutter release only for the memory card in the camera to stop working! As I looked at the error message in the viewfinder blinking 'CHR' the Dragonfly saw his chance of escape and darted off. Humph.