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On flying insects-7


On flying insects-7
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 583 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-07-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC RX10 IV, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* 28-200 mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-07-24 8:54
Viewed: 241
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trying out methods for photography of insects in flight-7 :

I caught this Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth (Hemaris fuciformis L. Hummelschwärmer. Sphingidae) in hoverflight. The position of the wings at 1/4'000 sec exposition is quite different from other Lepidoptera. The fore- and hind wing form one plane. The front edge is moved horizontally forward and backward very fast, creating uplift like in hummingbirds.

Technique: a flash is needed despite full sunlight. This precludes the use of serial shots (sniff ..). I don't go above 800 ISO, but maybe I have to try it anyway


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6198 W: 89 N: 15305] (64084)
  • [2018-07-24 9:51]

Hi Dietrich,another fantastic page in your in flight pic collection,this is one of the most difficult and the result of sharpness is amazing! Great way to show us this moth not often seen on TN,landing on the buddleja flowers,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Dietrich, great macro of fantastic moth, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Dietrich ,very nice picture to see
great sharpness and lovely colours nice composition to
thanks gr lou

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