A lot of times patience is crucial when taking nice photographs, especially when it comes to wildlife.
To me this shot is a true testament to it. I don’t have a ‘proper’ macro lens, so for all my macro shots, i use my trusty 50mm f1.8 along with a Raynox DCR-250 macro adapter. This basically means i will need to be 10cm away from the subject before i can take a shot.
So below is the process on how i manage to take this shot…
– i walked toward the dragonfly, it flew away
– i waited until it came back, then i bent down, it flew away
– i waited until it came back, then took a few shots, it flew away
– i waited until it came back, then want to take some shots, but the wind was blowing
– ……….. you get the picture!
I don’t know how long it took me to take this shot, but eventually.. eventually… 🙂
Another thing to point out, is that, dragonfly is a creature of habit. It will perch on the same spot of a branch most of the time. You just have to wait…. wait.. wait… That’s my take 🙂