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Old Apr 8, 2007, 12:29 PM   #1
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Finally managed to get some shots of Hoverflies. They`ve proved very hard to approach until today.....the strong wind meant I had to use a tripod to get these shots, and quite a few ended up out of focus by the fly being blown around on it`s perch too. Hope you like them.....

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Old Apr 8, 2007, 12:30 PM   #3
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 12:34 PM   #4
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WOW! THESE ARE YOUR BEST ONES YET:!::!::!:

I can see every hair on that flyThe clarity and color is fantastically spot on..........

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Thanks Hiroshi, i was pretty pleased with these shots. Appreciate the kind words.

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Old Apr 8, 2007, 2:26 PM   #6
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Really great detail. I am jealous! It is so cold here....no sun...no bugs...nothing... :sad:


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Thanks Beth. Sorry to hear it`s still cold over there. I`m sure you`ll make up for it once the weather warms and there are plenty bugs around for macros

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Those are super shots!!!!
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 4:29 PM   #9
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Very nice. You say strong winds necessitated use of a tripod. Around here strong winds mean the tripod blows over. There were quite a few laments about that among Illinois birders this winter.

I wonder if the little speckles on the flies are mini dust motes. I don't often see photos detailed enough to catch that.
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Thanks Happy and Annie for the comments.
Happy, I`ve seen a few tripods blow over myself over the past couple of years....sometimes with very costly consequences.
I was using the tripod kind of like a 2legged monopod, as the camera has to be able to move towards and away from the subject to get good focus with the lens I use. The wind was so gusty I couldnt hold the camera steady without it.
Not sure if the speckles are a result of the strong sunlight or the mites you mention.Interesting thought though, and something I hadnt considered.

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