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On flying insects-2

On flying insects-2
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-06-04 1:19
Viewed: 547
Points: 8
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On insect flight-2
I want to learn to shoot insects while in flight. Syrphids (here Scaeva selenitica Meigen) sometimes hover for some time, allowing for focusing. I used 1/200 sec shutter speed, f/20., ISO 100 and an ADI flash (i.e. a flash that adjusts its power according to the distance to the object). I don't know the flash time, it may be less than 1/200 sec.

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nice picture Dietrich with good details and nice colours gr lou

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  • Mozwik (78)
  • [2018-06-04 9:47]
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Nice shot Dietrich, good composition, focus, and DoF on the insect. I took a few myself yesterday as the opportunity presented itself but the large aperture and shaky hand didn't get any results close to this.

Ciao Dietrich, great macro of lfantastic inflight hoverfly, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-06-10 5:52]

Waaw Dietrich,very very difficult pic but not for you as i can see,absolutely perfect and sharp this in flight syrphidae,very well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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