Dog Days of Summer
I was also trying to photograph dragonflies and swifts this day and those two creatures have to be some of the most difficult things to capture. The dragonflies never stop moving and the swifts are just amazingly fast like little fighter jets you can hear them swoosh by. Needless to say I didn't get any great dragonfly or swift shots but I did stumble upon a fence lizard duel in progress. Both of their bodies were totally flared out and they looked like little komodo dragons the way they were posturing and moving about.
I have to remember to start hiking either really early or later in the afternoon so that I can catch the better light and cooler temperature for the ascents.