Most dragonflies spent most of their time in the air. However, most dragonfly pictures are of resting dragonflies. Easy to explain of course as it’s quite difficult to take a picture of a dragonfly in flight. But if you take some time it is doable. Certain species, like this Green-eyed Hawker, are less difficult as others. These hawkers patrol their territory and have specific routes. If you observe them for a while, you might find certain patterns and see at which places they hover for a while. If you place yourself near one of those places, they might give you a second or so to focus and take the picture. In cases like this I try to focus manually and let the autofocus do the last bit. And then it takes a lot of luck, patience and bad pictures to come go one good one. It is something I don’t to a lot, but with this much hawkers nearby I wanted to give it a try.