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Migrant Hawker in flight

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Migrant Hawker in flight

Dragonfly in flight, Kew Gardens, UK



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Registered: January 2004
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Date: Sun January 25, 2004
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Keywords: dragonfly

wow good capture. was it hovering or actually going somewhere.
#1 Mon January 26, 2004 8:28am

thanks panchals. I was panning around, tracking it. It was just braking into a hover when I got this shot.
#2 Mon January 26, 2004 8:37am

Great capture. I must go to Kew more often.
Mark Goldstein
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#3 Mon January 26, 2004 5:07pm

Great shot! Wow, what reflexes and/or timing you must have. I guess the IS lens would have been a great help. Sure would like to have one.
#4 Mon March 29, 2004 5:31pm

Thanks JimKnopf! There was bright sunlight so I had a nice fast shutter speed, so the IS probably didn't actually make much of a difference in this case. It is excellent the moment light starts to fall off though. I highly recommend the 28-135IS. Maybe one day I'll be able to get the 100-400L IS... Smile

The key thing for this shot was patience really, sitting still and letting the dragonflies whizz around, watching where they liked to stop and hover. The 10D does around 4 FPS so when I managed to get a reasonable shot framed I just set it blasting away!
#5 Mon March 29, 2004 6:52pm

You go! Do some more!
#6 Tue March 30, 2004 5:54pm

What an amazing snapshot. I know how hard this can be to get.
#7 Thu April 22, 2004 4:37pm

wonderful, wonderful photograph!
"The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue
#8 Sat April 25, 2009 2:21am

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