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Old Jul 27, 2010, 5:13 AM   #1
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Default My first butterfly in flight macro

Just a quick post, when going through the bunch of shots I took last weekend,
I found that one of my tries of getting a flying butterfly finally paid of,
and just wanted to share the shot.

25% perseverence, 10% knowledge , 100% luck. Never was good in math.



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Old Jul 27, 2010, 7:46 AM   #2
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Simply amazing! Will look forward to seeing the rest of your great butterfly photos!
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 4:03 PM   #3
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Thanks Mole, they others aren't as good as this one
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 5:10 PM   #4
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Nice shot, Ronny.
Like I always say...
Sometimes its better to be lucky than good.
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Interesting how the wing tip is twisting. Hope to see more.
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Great shot Ronny ! It does take a lot of perseverance so I applaud your efforts - see below !

A couple of days ago there were a group of maybe 20 dragonflies making short work of the mosquitoes in our garden (at least I hope that's what they were after). I knelt down and pre-focused at about 4 feet and shot maybe 400/500, unfortunately there were only 2 so-so shots out of that lot. I'll try again though.
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Nice shot, Ronny.
Like I always say...
Sometimes its better to be lucky than good.

But its great to know what you do and don't only thrust on luck,

all said and done --- this was pure luck.

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Interesting how the wing tip is twisting. Hope to see more.
Me to, but my luck was used up with this shot
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Great shot Ronny ! It does take a lot of perseverance so I applaud your efforts - see below !

A couple of days ago there were a group of maybe 20 dragonflies making short work of the mosquitoes in our garden (at least I hope that's what they were after). I knelt down and pre-focused at about 4 feet and shot maybe 400/500, unfortunately there were only 2 so-so shots out of that lot. I'll try again though.
Thanks FF,

Any flying insect is hard, with dragonflies I got 2 keepers and that was 2 years ago ( http://rhermans.smugmug.com/keyword/dif ) and since then nothing worth keeping. But just like you I keep trying.

Hope have succes next time, and it there's a trick to it please tell .
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Ronny if you have to pick luck or skill sometimes luck is better. In your case I think you had them both on your side. Nice shot!

The next thing I expect from you is a flying butterfly that has been focus stacked. LOL

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