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Old Sep 27, 2012, 10:20 PM   #11
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Nice works, really like the frog, I also like shoot microspur pictures.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 11:42 AM   #12
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My goodness, Mole. You just keep getting better.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 8:25 AM   #13
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Great series Mole, love the fog shots


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Old Sep 30, 2012, 7:49 PM   #14
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NMR - Thanks for your kind words. Frog was actually a rather easy subject. As long as I moved slowly, and avoided casting my shadow on him, he pretty much ignored me. My wife caught the salamander (she's quick and gentle!). To answer your question: What helps me most with getting close to "critters" is working to learn their habits and habitats. For example, dragonflies have no sense of hearing, but are very sensitive to movements, and can see in almost all directions at one. Here is a post with more tips on those: Dragons & Damsels
Butterflies are easiest (for me) to photograph by noticing what they are nectaring on, and waiting for them to come back after I scare them. Have had very limited success with mammal photos - best results would require a blind, and a lot more time and patience that I have.

Lou - Thanks so much!

Harriet - That was my favorite pose of the little frog too!

Hoody - Thanks and welcome to the forums! Tell me more about microspur photos, am not familiar with this term...

PB - You are too kind!

Hans - It's been (and continues to be) a great season for fog & mist.
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