Tuesday 31 August 2010

Dragonflies in flight

The two flight shots below are a Common Hawker near Minions, Cornwall and a Black-tailed Skimmer at Breney Common.  The hawker was taken by Kate Jones last weekend and the skimmer shot was taken in July by myself.  To capture a dragonfly flight shot is difficult and mostly relies on a good deal of luck!

With some perserverance and a high shutter speed, it is possible to get some acceptable shots.  The above shot was auto focus and the skimmer was set to manual focus.  I simply waited for the insect to enter the focus area.


  1. Great shots, when I captured these on camera I did a double D...............download and then delete.

  2. Fantastic Shots

    I know how difficult this is after trying Hoverflies in flight.
    Congrats to both Kate and yourself.