Patience, is not a virtue that comes easy to me. But I’m not as bad as some I could mention.
Patience is a virtue, possess it is you can,
Seldom in a women and never in a man.
I’ve been after a photograph of what may or may not be a broad-bodied chaser, a Libellula depressa, but don’t quote me on that, because I don’t know what I’m talking about (have you spotted a reoccurring theme on this blog?)
All I can tell you is that it is beast of an insect that whizzes around the pond, alighting only briefly and impossible to get in focus. Today all my men folk were off doing their own thing, so I sat down by the pond and waited for the big beast. I discovered that far from being random, its flight had a bit of a pattern to it. So rather than wave the lens around aimlessly, I watched and waited and at last I had it in my sights. Gotcha.
‘am fair chuffed with the result.
Of course now, the challenge will be to get a shot of one emerging form its exuvia, thingemebob.
Which, from what I’ve read means getting out of bed early.
As an added extra for this post, here are some loved up damselflies