I went out onto the Heath yesterday. It is a year on from my last dragonfly shots, and decided at the last minute to restrict myself to dragonflies as I don’t have as much free time to devote to this as last year, so went straight for the spot which had previously offered the most success.
I was very fortunate to find this Brown Hawker laying her eggs! I was travelling somewhat light and had my G Vario 14/140 ‘walkabout’ lens which, courtesy of the cooperatively close dragonfly, allowed for some quite detailed close ups. Set in aperture priority I shot off well over a hundred shots, and came home with an embarrassment of riches when it came to the keepers. Here is a representative selection. I varied the ISO, aperture, and exposure compensation a little, leaving the camera to set a the fastest possible shutter speed for the light, which was thankfully good.