[flickr] patience… -> dragonfly

25 03 2010



patience… -> dragonfly

Originally uploaded by Cl0udChas3r

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 🙂

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2 responses

4 04 2010
SE

Oooh. Didn’t know that dragonflies are creatures of habit!

4 04 2010
edwardteoh

that is what i notice 🙂

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