Saturday, June 04, 2011
Prince Baskettail, Olentangy River
It seems like every summer I end up shooting Prince Baskettails in Flight. This is a fairly common dragonfly- although I photographed it along the Olentangy, it isn't restricted to river habitats. This species flies back and forth in the same general area, at shoulder level, all day, looking for food. You can stand in one place for an hour, and they'll fly by you hundreds of times- so they're great for dragonfly-in-flight photography. I find photographing dragonflies in flight one of the hardest things to do- but when I get home and see shots like this from my new 7D, standing in a river in the hot afternoon sun becomes totally worth it.