Perching Dragonfly

Otter Creek Pond, Otter Creek Park, Meade County, KY

Fujichrome Velvia 50, OM-4T, 300mm lens, telescopic auto tube, 1/2 second at f/11, tripod.

"Other than early in the cold morning, catching these insects on film is nearly impossible.  I found the only way is to study the habits of the dragonfly.  I learned, after an hour or so of observation, a single dragon fly would visit this perch every five minute or so, land, and project his wings forward.  He would stay this way, perfectly still, for only a few seconds before flying off again.  A half second was all I needed!"