Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Damsel Fly Photograph

Look at this gorgeous Damsel Fly with its golden colours!

This photo was taken by a friend of mine (James Billings) who very much enjoys his photography hobby.

He says the mistake many people make when taking photos of insects is they rush towards the insect thinking that if they don't get to it quickly enough then it will be gone.

But insects are very wary of fast things approaching, and will take flight instantly.

The key is to have your camera setup ready for a shot (as much as you can) and to move very slowly into position for the shot. The camera he uses is a Sony Alpha A100.

Patience is the key.

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At 18/9/07 9:32 am, Blogger imac said...

Hi Jim, Ive just joined Britlog, and going thru lincs blogs came across your blog, I noticed a dragonfly, so i shall put a pic of mine up in my blog later today tues18th sept.
I'm from Grantham too.

At 14/6/08 12:34 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

came across your blog when i was doing research on DIY pond filters.

don't mean to be rude, but that's a damsel fly - the difference being that dragonflies do not fold their wings when at rest.

At 14/6/08 10:22 am, Blogger Jim Prior said...

Hey anonymous, Thanks for letting me know about the damsel fly. I stand corrected and have fixed my blog post too!


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