Swimming among the lilies

by Helen Hooker August. 17, 2017 1726 views

My plan today was to photograph the dragonflies around the Hatfield Forest decoy lake during my brief lunch break. This proved somewhat harder than I'd hoped. I sat down on the newly built pond dipping platform, gobbled down my sandwich, and set up my camera. The one thing I hadn't quite realised was how fast dragonflies move, especially in the heat of the afternoon. I managed to catch one solitary insect in focus as they buzzed around, but sadly only fifty percent of it was actually in the frame! It quickly became obvious I wasn't going to be successful in the limited time available so when a couple of moorhens swam past the lily pads I grabbed the opportunity. I suspect the solution may be to try again first thing in the morning when the dragonflies are sleepier and haven't warmed up yet but that will have to wait for another day....

A juvenile moorhen - this could even be one of the chicks I photographed back on the 11th May.

A juvenile moorhen - this could even be one of the chicks I photographed back on

A juvenile moorhen - this could even be one of the chicks I photographed back on

17 August 2018

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Ines Ganteaume 4 years ago

Very nice indeed! Love your 2nd one!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Ines Ganteaume 4 years ago

Thank you so much!

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