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Old Aug 6, 2003, 4:43 AM   #11
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What I did to shoot some pictures of bees (See thread in Close-ups): I waited for a bee to go into a flower, then I focused on the flower. When the bee came out again I released the shutter. Sometimes they were too fast or the flower was moving because of the wind and I had an "empty" or out of focus picture. But some came out pretty good. And I tried some pictures of "slower" insects like spiders and ants.
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Old Aug 6, 2003, 4:52 AM   #12
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Thanks again for your replies.
I think taking pictures of bees is not such a big problem.
At the moment, I'm trying to take pictures of "Humming-bird / Hawk-moth" (I hope that's the right translation).

If you don't know the name, here is a picture of them. (NOT TAKEN BY ME!)




They are really really fast, and everytime I see them, and I turn on my cam, they're gone again.
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Old Aug 6, 2003, 5:28 AM   #13
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Since bees were one of the insects you mentioned in your initial post I tought I describe how I took pictures of them. But I agree that butterflies and moths are much more difficult. That's probably why I hardly tried to photgraph them so far.
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I wait until they stop flying .. works wonders
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Old Aug 6, 2003, 2:49 PM   #15
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Hi Kex

These hawk moth's I know, and you got the name right.

From the hawk family you are trying to get a very shy and cautious one.
Their eye sight is really, i mean really good. They surely will spot you on the approuch for a photo.
Try to be real slow and wait before some flowers they visit often. Normaly they make their rounds and come back. When scared off, pshuuuuh and gone!!
Tip: Take photo's one flowers/bush that lay higher, so you 're low on their six. Works well.
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