On flying insects-1
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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
Ciao Dietrich, great macro of lovely specie, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [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
- [2018-08-19 1:29]
Hi Dietrich , lovely sharp shot of a difficult subject. Well done !