TRUSTED NEWS LEADER FOR COTTONWOOD, CAMP VERDE & THE VERDE VALLEY
Sun, July 21

As promised

Power stroke

Power stroke

Here is one of the shots I took at Bubbling Ponds on Friday morning. The greenhead is only inches off the ground and less than a second into flight. Flight has always intrigued me and capturing the launch into flight by any creature including man is a passion. I¡¦m pretty well able to judge just when they are going to launch and get the shots as they begin their sequence of actions to attain flight¡Kvery subtle changes in posture, movement et al. To insure that I get the shot, as I am walking the paths, the camera is at my eye and I¡¦m looking through the viewfinder and also the other eye is open so I can see a little of what is in front of me. Seems to work and I have not fallen into the ponds or to the ground ¡Kyet.

For the photographers; f3.5, 125 ISO, 1/4000th of a second, 400mm. Olympus E-3 with Olympus Zuiko SWD 100/400mm lens. All of my cameras and lenses are Olympus.

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday and back Monday morning. Hope your choice of team wins as long as it is the Packers º

Cheers

Ted

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