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Old Jun 25, 2003, 3:31 PM   #1
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These suckers are hard to photograph. VERY restless! Let me know what you think.

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Old Jun 25, 2003, 4:29 PM   #2
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very nice!!!! especially considering they are restless little critters. how close did you get for these pics?

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Old Jun 25, 2003, 5:08 PM   #3
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I was trying all day to take pictures of those.

But since in some spots I cant get my body down close enough to them I have to kinda "guess" that they are in frame and focus when I macro them.

Good job!!
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very nice!!!! especially considering they are restless little critters. how close did you get for these pics?

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Hi Dennis
I managed to get the lens about 1.5ft from it. The only way I could get this close was to make sure I had grass between me and them and then very slowly extend my arms and the camera out as far as I dared! It was quite fun and I think the results paid off.

I would really have liked to have taken a photo of one in flight as they tend to hover a lot. Does anyone have any tips on how I would get the thing in focus?

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Old Jun 26, 2003, 1:37 AM   #5
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Hi Martin.

It's very difficult to get it in the air, it's a fast bug. The only thing I can come up with is to wait for it to take off. Be ready on the trigger and shoot the da... Well that's one way.

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Hi Martin.

It's very difficult to get it in the air, it's a fast bug. The only thing I can come up with is to wait for it to take off. Be ready on the trigger and shoot the da... Well that's one way.

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Yeah that could work. I might give it a go so watch this space!

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Old Jun 26, 2003, 9:08 PM   #7
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Martin,
Have you tried burst mode? On my Mnolta that gives about one shot per second. Inthat case you might get frame that has it taking off in flight.

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Old Jun 27, 2003, 8:36 AM   #8
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Martin should be able to shoot more frames per second!
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I wouldn't bother posting links unless you have something useful to add or say?

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