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I took my first shots at Meeth Quarry, pho­tograph­ing the dam­sel­flies that flew around the pond there. Many of them were mat­ing, and dur­ing one such courtship I spot­ted a cou­ple perched on the long grass. Tak­ing shots at f/5.6 meant I couldn’t get both the male and fe­male in fo­cus, so Ross rec­om­mended set­ting my aper­ture to f/11. Now both the in­sects were in fo­cus, with only their wings fall­ing into soft­ness. With my ISO bumped up a lit­tle to 500 I achieved a shut­ter speed of 1/640 sec, which froze the move­ment of the grass as the wind blew threw it.

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