This short article features 6 consecutive images of a dragonfly being attacked by a much smaller insect, perhaps of wasp of some sort. All of the photographs were captured handheld using my E-M1X’s Pro Capture H technology.
Yesterday I spent some time at the Royal Botanical Gardens photographing dragonflies in flight. I was experimenting with various shutter speeds and basically trying to capture dragonflies in flight at every opportunity.
The following 6 consecutive ‘slice of life’ images were captured in a total of 1/10th of a second. I’ve observed different species of birds attacking dragonflies in flight, but this is the first time I was able to document a dragonfly being attacked by another insect.
The dragonfly being attacked in the final frame of the series is flying out of focus. I left this image in the set as it documented the outcome of the smaller insect’s aggression.
Capturing a small ‘slice of life’ with my camera is always a special treat. Documenting this particular ‘slice of life’ would not have been possible without the use of Pro Capture H technology.
Photographs were captured handheld using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. All Pro Capture H photographs were captured using my standard settings for this mode: 60 frames-per-second, single AF point, Pre-Shutter Frames and Frame Limited both set to 15. Images were produced from RAW files using my standard approach in post. Images were resized for web use. This is the 1,192 article published on this website since its original inception in 2015.
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