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The Staring Contest. He Won.

Happy Bokeh Wednesday! I love how dragonflies sometimes hover in front of you and stare, especially when you first arrive on the scene. I wonder if they're worried that we might compete for the bugs they eat... I was practising my manual focus on dragonflies in flight. It seems that's the only way to capture any details...since they're so small, the autofocus doesn't work at all. On my camera, anyway. And as usual, this was handheld (using my 100-400mm lens).

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Taken on July 24, 2009