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Mottled Darner in Fight - Aeshna clepsydra - male

Mottled Darner in Fight - Aeshna clepsydra - Male
West Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
September 1, 2008
Taken at Capwell Mill Pond from Kayak

I love it! (and your other flight shots...)
Another amazing shot! What settings and lens do you generally use, if you don't mind my asking? I generally use aperure priority set at f8-f11 set at ISO 400-500, but wow your shots are so crisp!

Thanks for your comments fellow bug people! Denis, I also use aperture priority but set at the highest possible setting ... in this case 5.6. This gives me the fastest possible shutter speed. I also focus manually. I was in my kayak for these shots and parked in some emergent vegetation to keep my vessel still. I spent well over 2 hours attempting flight shot. In that time I took well over 200 shots. I only saved 5. Patience is a virtue!

I still can't figure out how
I still can't figure out how someone can manage to capture a photo like that. XD

Beautiful image, well done!

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