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Old Jul 3, 2012, 8:27 AM   #1
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my gallery is getting bigger as the number of clicks and species :
http://www.pbase.com/carlogalliani/insects_in_flight

here some of the latest shots
Ceriagrion tenellum



Orthetrum coerulescens



and two difficult shots at Hymenoptera species
Xilocopa violacea



Anthidium sp.

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Old Jul 3, 2012, 9:33 AM   #2
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Holy good dog. They are fantastic. Ive tried this many times with no success. Im reallly impressed.
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Those shots are utterly amazing - fantastic detail. What settings did you use for the last couple of shots???
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hello everyone
my gallery is getting bigger as the number of clicks and species :
http://www.pbase.com/carlogalliani/insects_in_flight

here some of the latest shots
Ceriagrion tenellum



Orthetrum coerulescens



and two difficult shots at Hymenoptera species
Xilocopa violacea



Anthidium sp.

Carlo,

I don't know much Italian. There is a phrase I know

Una macchina per riscaldare i piedi

It has to do it all.
Hope you understand the dry humor. Words are not enough to describe the refinement of your pictures, be it birds or insects, so any words have to do

When will we se a collectors version of your book

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Old Jul 11, 2012, 7:23 AM   #6
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thank you very much Torgny
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The 4 th is wonderfull
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these are awesome, are you using a focus trapping technique? can you explain a little bit?
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 3:39 PM   #9
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thank you very much
no trapping technique, I replied by e-mail to a photographer who asked me the same question
I hope you understand because my English is bad

"The problem is that there is nothing to explain, Only trivial techniques for a photographer
Time fast, Burst and manual focus. a lot of patience and a little 'training for speed of execution. Remain difficult shots

Observe the behavior of insects to find the best time to do these shots. The beahvior is very important in this shots. each species has its own behavior and must look for the best time

for example : this shot of last sunday http://www.pbase.com/carlogalliani/image/144792743
is easy (relatively to the type of shot) because the species ovodeposition near the banks of rivers and when flying in tandem the flight is slow
This shot is a classic example : http://www.pbase.com/carlogalliani/image/144630656
this is a young male of Sympetrum fonscolombii and it was getting its own territory. During this period, attacks everything that enters in the area. When there is something bigger opposes in hoverfly flying to scare him and then it is relatively easy to photograph. If he were an adult (completely red) would have simply moved to another branch. There is also a method for photographing the adult http://www.pbase.com/carlogalliani/image/144482609 but must be very very fast
As you can see is more important to have a good time to photograph insects that photographic technique "
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