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Insects in Flight ( You can blame deadal - Chris for this one )

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Old 05-05-07, 14:50
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Default Insects in Flight ( You can blame deadal - Chris for this one )

A month or so back Chris made a comment about getting a knat in flight shot.

So being game for a laugh I thought I'd try my hand.

This is my best effort so far.

I stuck the camera in manual mode 1/2000 sec f4 ISO1600.
Manual focused on a swarm in the setting sunlight to get a good contrast.
When some appeared to be in focus I snapped a few shots.

So do we have any knat in flight experts who can offer some tips to improve ?

I was thinking maybe we can have a friendly competition to see who can come up with the best knat in flight shot
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Old 08-05-07, 12:00
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I was thinking maybe we can have a friendly competition to see who can come up with the best knat in flight shot
Blimey Rob,

Nothing like setting a challenge.

I think this may be one for the warmer weather. I struggled to get a hoverfly last year with a 55 macro. Perhaps now I will try tubes and a longer lens.

As you used 1/2000 sec, I think this is a job for manual flash 1/16 power giving flash duration of around 1/10,000 sec.

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Old 08-05-07, 12:33
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I am off into the garden and see what I can see.
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Its wet here so nothing about at the moment.

Camera is weather sealed but flash in the rain

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On my way home tonight I had the 100mm marco attached. I thought I'd give Don's Flash idea a whirl with the pop-up.
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Great one Rob I am still waiting to get a decent one, just as I get one focused its gone.
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It's not as easy as it looks - That was the best of 2 shots but I am not going to wear the camera out trying.
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Here is my effort shot with 30D 75-300+21mm. H speed sync flash
IS0 400 1/250s F9

The second one is a hoverfly 300D 75-300+21mm, ISO 100 1/2000 sec f 6.3
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Got one, now beat this Rob He! He! 30D ISO 400 1/2500s f6.3 75-300+21mm.

And another.
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Hay what a shot well done Christine Iím going to give it a try if I can only fiend sum gnatís, when you wonít something you cannot find it if I was fishing I would be eaten alive
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