My chosen method to celebrate Nature Photography day in 2012 was to do my first day of dragonfly photography for this year. It was hot and tiring, but a lot of fun.
Unfortunately, the dragonflies weren’t very cooperative this time and I didn’t make that many dragonfly images, some, but not as many as I had hoped. Bees and spiders went very well though. With these animals the hang around the flowers strategy worked very well and I spent a lot of time at the wild roses.
It felt good to get back to this sort of photography that my recent book, Insects in a Flash, was based on. If you watch the video, you can see precisely the in the field workflow I describe in the book. I wrote most of the book while it was still too wet and cold to photograph dragonflies. This keeps it in my mind how much I enjoy this sort of work without allowing me to do it. That’s why it was so good to get out and photograph some bugs on Nature Photography Day 2012.