Daily Archives: September 3, 2017

Green Darner in flight…

Green Darner, Kennebunk Bridle Path, Kennebunk ME

This is not the best flight shot of a dragonfly, but it is my flight shot of a dragonfly…one of the best I have gotten. I mentioned yesterday the swarm of what I assume were migrant Green Darners over the marsh pools along the Mousam River in Kennebunk Maine. 20 or more. With that many Darners in the air, I could not resist experimenting with different flight shot techniques. If you think Birds in Flight are difficult, try dragonflies. It will make birds seem easy. 1/1000th second, with wide area focus. The dragon came by fairly close and nicely isolated against the sky so the focus could pick up on it. 

Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode, with Minimum Shutter Speed Auto ISO set to 1/1000th. f5.6 @ ISO 100. Processed in Polarr.