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

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Old 31-05-07, 22:14
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Great shot crazy horse, I bet you go out and have another go.
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Another practise shot
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Old 01-06-07, 22:01
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Winding me up again Rob. I like how you call this ' Another practise shot.'

I am still going to start with something a bit larger, like a Hoverfly.

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Old 02-06-07, 19:27
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My first attempt at hoverflys in flight. 2 shots from today combined onto a single frame. This was an attempt to get them as large as possible in the frame, so both were taken using 200mm lens onto 75mm of extension ( tubes and bellows ) Flash at full power was used on each giving a flash duration of 1/1050 sec. The dark background is primarilydown to mypositioning the hoverflys between myself and dark shadow to help me get them in the viewfinder.

The first try with a standard 105mm and 100mm of extension ( serious magnification ) failed as the point of focus was too close, and the hoverfly always kept moving back well out of focus.

I did manage a chance shot of a bluebottle with that though, and I'll put it in the ' macro on the cheap thread '.

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Old 04-06-07, 00:56
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Don you could always start with some static ground shots and work your way up to high speed panning required for flight

According to my book these are phantom midge the non biting kind. A side elevation and a detail shot showing the fancy head gear.

I did have one of the biting kind lined up in my sights but it took off before I fired the shutter. Guess it got fed up posing whilst I got setup.
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Old 04-06-07, 10:03
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Now that is impressive Rob. You have done well for what appears to be a really small subject.

As I am on m/f fixed focal I am still trying to work out the best option, magnification v lens to subject distance, for the flight shot.

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The ones with the fancy head gear are males.
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Reviewing the day's images, I found this one (see attachment). I guess it was a bit camera shy, and I caught it as it scuttled off. If anyone knows what it is, please let on. Sadly it is slightly out of frame, but astonishingly it was lying in the place of focus (I focussed on the insect when resting on the flower).
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Old 29-07-07, 21:22
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its gnot a gnat agnyway
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Neat shots! Could someone lend me a gnat. please?
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