The morning’s first hour yielded nothing. Not a single thing. I was amazed at the lack of insect life in the vegetation on this cool, dewy morning.
I headed to another favorite area, where I searched for another hour before I finally found a small butterfly covered in dew. But as I was trying to get my camera into position, I touched the surrounding grass causing the dew to fall, the tiny droplets raining out of the scene. The morning looked to be a total wash.
I had all but given up when I spotted something shining in the wet grass. A closer look revealed a delicate dragonfly hanging on some small fleabane flowers. I was setting up to shoot it when something told me to look a little harder. I found another, more photogenic dragonfly 50 feet away.
My reward came just because I kept hanging around.
#12 is in the books. Two images in two days, man I'm On A Roll.
|Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)|
12) Dragonfly & Dew
Madison County, MS
May 23, 2012 - 7:39 am
Clear, 59 degrees
60mm, 1/8@f22, Tripod
|Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata) & Fleabane|
(all photos taken with Nikon P7000)