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On flying insects-1


On flying insects-1
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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: 2018-06-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC RX10 IV, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* 28-200 mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-06-03 6:33
Viewed: 333
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On insect flight-1 :
I am now trying to catch insects in flight, so far without success but with tons of UNusable shots. This one with the nervous Trichodes apiarius L.; Bee beetle, Bienenwolf, Clairon des abeilles. Cleridae) is still not sharp enough. What I did: I used the tele 540 mm equivalent by hand, 1,5 m distance to object, 1/2000 sec, f/4, 200 ISO, full sunlight and the inbuilt ADI-flash.

I now strive for the following: 1/4000 sec, f/8 and a stronger flash. I'm already on a shopping tour... Please tell me of your experiences on the subject.

Beetle flight has its particular fascination. The hind wings serve as a kind of backside propeller, the spread forewings and the thorax in upright position are pushing the body upwards in the wind and the abdomen may serve as a balancer.


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hallo Dietrich very good picture with beautiful colours
gr lu

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

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6151 W: 89 N: 15272] (63922)
  • [2018-06-10 5:55]

Hi Dietrich,and this is another masterwork,what a great capture of this beetle in flight,common in my country too but that i never take in this position,impressive sharpness and bright colors,very well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 54] (579)
  • [2018-08-19 1:29]

Hi Dietrich , lovely sharp shot of a difficult subject. Well done !

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