MsQuizzical

By MsQuizzical

Lakeside Wren

I've been amusing myself recently attempting to get decent shots of dragonflies in flight using slow shutter speeds, similar to those which I use for propeller-driven planes, helicopters and cars on track. In these instances blur in the props, rotors and wheels is good. I think blur in a dragon's wings would be good and look more natural too. I'd got the speed set at 1/80sec, all ready to snap a hawker, when this wren popped up. I've seen it lots of times here on the southerly bank of the lake but haven't manged a decent shot of it. I like how the sun is making the prunus bark glow and showing up the lenticels. I also like the tiny tangle of gossamer on the tip of the wren's tail. Spiders are their favourite food. 

I've added one of my slow shutter speed dragon efforts to extras, a work in progress. It too was shot at 1/80sec. 

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