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Hover Fly

Hover Fly

My attempt at macro work, it definitely isn't as easy as Kenp makes it look Smile



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Date: Fri August 8, 2008
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Julie W
A very good attempt Gaz ..... lovely and clear ...hovers don't stay still for long ..... Julie
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#1 Fri August 8, 2008 6:55pm

Well, it's far better than anything I've done so far and I try to shoot way bigger bugs than this. I think you've got great light and the focus is sharp. I love the gossamer wings. Smile
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#2 Fri August 8, 2008 6:58pm

Lovely sheen off the wings as well. Viv
#3 Fri August 8, 2008 7:10pm

Thank you all, very kind comments, I do love macro work, just hope King Kenp can come up with some tips Smile

#4 Fri August 8, 2008 7:36pm

It's all very easy! you need is a tripod and a shutter release....then learn how to creep up! image Gaz,I love hover flies!

sorry I forgot,,,,,dont use anything under F9 when you get in close as the dof is miniscle when you get in tight....Good luck.................Ken
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#5 Fri August 8, 2008 8:02pm

Cheers Ken, the tips are much appreciated, I've just gone and bought a Manfrotto Mono Pod, so I still need another 2 legs to stand on Smile Will check out how much a shutter release is, hope you're well?

#6 Fri August 8, 2008 8:08pm

thats a very nice shot Gaz, good light and detail.......Jimmy.
#7 Fri August 8, 2008 8:31pm

Fine thanks Gaz!......Cable release for a Nikon D300,,£24.99 from SRS Microsystems, a magic company to deal with. I just use a lightweight mini tripod, you can pick them up very cheap,pointless getting a full size singing and dancing job as they tend to get stuck in the bushes! luck my friend and keep snapping,practice makes perfect!.................Ken
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#8 Fri August 8, 2008 8:34pm

Cheers Jimmy, appreciated and Ken thank you for the info, will order one over the weekend, I do have a cheap old tripod so will give that a go Smile

#9 Fri August 8, 2008 9:33pm

Nice shot.
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