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On flying insects-11

On flying insects-11
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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: 2018-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC RX10 IV, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* 28-200 mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-08-09 11:40
Viewed: 560
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trying out techniques for shooting Insects in flight-11 :

when everything else failed, I tried the good old method of the snapshot. This can work only with animals of a reasonable size so it can be followed in the viewer and manual focusing is possible. Here I present a Swallowtail landing on Parsnip. It is not gliding to its destination but it applies a last downstroke breaking the descent. The legs feather the touchdown. Ouch, the animal is worn !

Technical stuff: 1/4'000 sec, F/5.6, ISO 800, Tele 600 mm equivalent, serial shots.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-08-09 15:02]

Hi Dietrich,fantastic capture of this Machaon landing on the flowers,the perspective is amazing and the backlight so well exposed is wonderful too,every time a great surprise and a top class pic!!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

A great capture Dietrich - very sharp and clear.

Ciao Dietrich, fantastic macro mof inflight Machaon, wonderful natural colors, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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