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On flying insects-9


On flying insects-9
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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: 2018-08-04
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: 2018-08-05 0:48
Viewed: 186
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trying out methods for photography of insects in flight (9)
Flies that are not hovering are difficult to catch in flight because they are small and fast. This shot of a Nowickia ferox female (Tachinidae, Diptera) is blurred despite the shutter speed of 1/4'000 sec. Notice the position of the wings, the fly is negotiating a turn.
Flies are true flight artists, controlling their body position with the eyes and with the ancestral hindwings that are transformed into a gyrocompass. Some flies can cover great distances, some Syrphids cross the Alps every spring.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6151 W: 89 N: 15271] (63920)
  • [2018-08-05 1:43]

Hi Dietrich,very very difficult attempt today,the result is excellent,in effect you have raison,this is an impossible pic considering the speed and the small size of this fly,well done!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

hallo Dietrich
nice picture of this fly in flight
very difficuld to make
gr lou

Ciao Dietrich, fantastic inflight capture, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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