In Mid Air
Most dragonflies spent most of their time in the air. However, most dragonfly pictures are of resting dragonflies. Easy to explain of course as it’s quite difficult to take a picture of a dragonfly in flight. But if you take some time it is doable. Certain species, like this Green-eyed Hawker, are less difficult as others. These hawkers patrol their territory and have specific routes. If you observe them for a while, you might find certain patterns and see at which places they hover for a while. If you place yourself near one of those places, they might give you a second or so to focus and take the picture. In cases like this I try to focus manually and let the autofocus do the last bit. And then it takes a lot of luck, patience and bad pictures to come go one good one. It is something I don’t to a lot, but with this much hawkers nearby I wanted to give it a try.