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Butterflys in flight


MaryMac 10 258 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2009 7:00PM
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 14 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2009 7:07PM
Hi Mary

Stephen Dalton is your man.. the standard against which all insect flight photography is measured Smile
Henchard 11 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2009 7:09PM
Try this guy

Particularly his setup


and some info about his gear that he completely self built

I admire people this dedicated.
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
4 Jun 2009 7:12PM
Wow, that Stephen Dalton's gallery is amazing!
MaryMac 10 258 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2009 7:34PM
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 14 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2009 7:36PM
Hi Mary

Why not send him a message via his website?

Most professionals are very friendly and approachable Smile
MaryMac 10 258 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2009 7:45PM
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 10 258 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2009 7:54PM
Just sent Stephen Dalton an email I do hope he sends one back !
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
4 Jun 2009 8:07PM
Both links are so worth a look,thanks guys.
Some amazing stuff there !
User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
4 Jun 2009 8:18PM
Brilliant John - I lost his links a couple of years ago when the last PC died.

He is the 'The Man' for sure.
User_Removed 9 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2009 8:20PM
Just how to make the everyday look incredible. Photography at its best, eh?
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
4 Jun 2009 8:20PM
Also John Brackenbury is well worth a look.
MaryMac 10 258 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2009 8:31PM
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 Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
4 Jun 2009 8:43PM
Another good link,thanks Pete..Love the Moths round the light bulb.
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
4 Jun 2009 8:45PM
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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