Having been to Shipandami dam previously there was no hesitation in returning once more. Last time we visited there were Ellies blocking the road, hippos cavorting around, crocs acting all sinister and kingfishers galore. So hopes were high.
This time all was quiet, we scanned the banks and bush but all to no avail for 30 minutes or so, where’s all the wildlife?
After a while my eyes tuned into the insects that were buzzing around and in particular two dragonflies. The were warming themselves on the branches of nearby bushes and were fairly still. This allowed me to use the 400mm lens with a 1.4x converter to get really close. The depth of field was limited but I feel some of the shots add something different to my portfolio.

Dragonfly Panel