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Old Aug 7, 2013, 12:03 PM   #1
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Just for a change, and because they were in my garden today, i decided to try hover-flies. ( i think that's what they are unless you know different of course)
I like the colours on the wings of the first one, they sparkle.

Still trying to catch a bee in flight but no luck so far - the camera only goes to 1/250 ss so do i need faster?

The last one as you see is a plastic one pint milk carton. I have cut the three sides out but left the bottom reasonably deep to hold the seed so it doesn't get blown away. The birds love it and such a cheap way to make a new bird feeder too so thought i would share my idea as we need to keep feeding the birds.

What is the best size and resolution to post? Wondering if i am posting too big or too small - thanks.
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Old Aug 7, 2013, 12:21 PM   #2
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Nice idea with the feeder.
Why does your camera only go to 1/250th sec shutter speed..?
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Eysha, these where taken with shutter speeds from 1/320th to 1/500th.

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jjdog2 i am surprised at that. Didn't look at the exif but tried to alter the ss and couldn't get the camera higher than 1/250. interesting. will be my fault so i will investigate. Thanks.
Simon, i hope people use that idea to feed the birds especially in winter.
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Nice photos, Eysha, but I feel all of them are a little 'noisy' - either because of excess light or high ISO, I don't know.
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love the pics, and the feeder idea is great! the other point in its favour is that it will help keep the seed dry if it rains.
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Nice photos, Eysha, but I feel all of them are a little 'noisy' - either because of excess light or high ISO, I don't know.

These where all taken at ISO 80.
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Thanks Killerwolf. Yes the seed does stay dry which is a bonus.
Thanks jjdog, i thought it would be low ISO as i tend to keep it as low as i can for better shots.
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