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MaryMac
MaryMac  8258 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2009 - 7:00 PM

Any idea where I can get info /pictures of butterfly's in flight I read that they are hard to capture whilst flying and have managed to get a couple of what I think are fairly good shots but would like to have something to compare them with
Thanks Mary

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User_Removed
4 Jun 2009 - 7:07 PM

Hi Mary

Stephen Dalton is your man.. the standard against which all insect flight photography is measured Smile

Henchard
Henchard  92744 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2009 - 7:09 PM

Try this guy

Particularly his setup


and some info about his gear that he completely self built

I admire people this dedicated.

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2009 - 7:12 PM

Wow, that Stephen Dalton's gallery is amazing!

MaryMac
MaryMac  8258 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2009 - 7:34 PM

Thanks a lot for the info I have just been through Steven Daltons site Wow its stunning to see his shots isn't it I think I need about another 20yrs practice !!!
Does anyone know what camera he uses ?
What I thought was a "good shot" looks really feeble compared to his work but I will keep trying !
Thanks again for the info I will order his books and hopefully learn something from the Master
Cheers Mary

User_Removed
4 Jun 2009 - 7:36 PM

Hi Mary

Why not send him a message via his website?

Most professionals are very friendly and approachable Smile

MaryMac
MaryMac  8258 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2009 - 7:45 PM

Just looked at photoopa what a talented guy he is too thanks Henchard for the link he really does take his work seriously dosent he his set up is quite amazing but I cant see me carrying that through the African bush ! I think his work is terrific and will visit there again
Mary

MaryMac
MaryMac  8258 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2009 - 7:54 PM

Just sent Stephen Dalton an email I do hope he sends one back !

chase
chase Critique Team 81104 forum postschase vcard England231 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2009 - 8:07 PM

Both links are so worth a look,thanks guys.
Some amazing stuff there !

User_Removed
4 Jun 2009 - 8:18 PM

Brilliant John - I lost his links a couple of years ago when the last PC died.

He is the 'The Man' for sure.

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User_Removed
4 Jun 2009 - 8:20 PM

Just how to make the everyday look incredible. Photography at its best, eh?

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1218416 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2009 - 8:20 PM

Also John Brackenbury is well worth a look.

MaryMac
MaryMac  8258 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2009 - 8:31 PM

Thanks Pete his work is terrific too, yet another fascinating set of images to see well worth a look at
What does it mean when it says high speed photograph is he using a special camera for that kind of shot ?
I really do have a lot to learn !
mary

chase
chase Critique Team 81104 forum postschase vcard England231 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2009 - 8:43 PM

Another good link,thanks Pete..Love the Moths round the light bulb.

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1218416 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2009 - 8:45 PM

If I remember correctly people like Stephen Dalton use special short duration flash which gives an effect speed of way over 1/10,000sec. And a beam splitter to trigger the shutter at exactly the right moment. I think it's still highly skilled work that only a few have mastered.

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