GOT’CHA / Yosemite National Park
Edition Size 400 Limited; 20 Artist Proof
+ Focal Length: 200mm
+ Aperture: f/2.8
+ Shutter Speed: 1/1000 second
+ ISO: 200
+ Camera: DSLR Nikon D800e
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When you’re driving through the Yosemite National Park you get to stumble upon many creatures and landscapes.
While driving my wife spotted a big swamp and thought it could be a good idea to stop there and take photos.
When we got there, we found a lot of bees, mosquitos, grass, ducks and dragonflies.
So far, dragonflies are the most difficult creature for me to shoot. They almost never stay still. Where the hell do they get all this energy?? I have taken dozens of photos with auto focus on and 3D focusing (when in locks on a subject). When that didn’t work I moved to manual focus. I did much better with manual focusing but not as good as needed to freeze one of them.
After speeding at least 30 minutes in that same spot I finally got a sharp picture of one little dragonfly.
I have to say that I’m really impressed by all the macro shots I see, of dragonflies.