This is the story of some frustrating photography.
After I pulled into our garage Sunday morning and got out of my Honda Pilot, I looked at our driveway. Dancing, darting, and dipping around it was a beautiful, blue dragonfly! It mesmerized me for minutes until I suddenly realized . . . hey, go grab your Nikon dSLR!
Which I did. And then I spent awhile trying to catch the danged darter with my lens. It wasn’t easy!
That darned dragonfly kept moving to and fro all around the driveway, refusing to alight.
In situations like this, manual focus is your friend. But you’ve got to be as fast as the flyer, and that ain’t easy.
If only the darting d-fly would rest on the fence or bush or, gosh, anywhere, I could get a decent photo. But it just kept dancing around.
Why couldn’t the dragonfly be like this gecko and pose for me? Guess that would make it less challenging . . . which was fine with me.
After what seemed like an eternity, the dragonfly finally hung in the air in front of me for about ten seconds, allowing me to snap a halfway-decent photo. And then it flitted away.
Leaving me only with a bunch of mediocre pictures. Definitely an unhappy ending!