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Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
15 Sep 2013 4:06PM
You've timed this shot superbly to catch the hoverfly homing in on the flower

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15 Sep 2013 4:11PM
Superb macro shot, excellent detail and colours and the timing is spot on

Hugh
ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
15 Sep 2013 4:14PM
Wow!!!! impressive Alex, perfectly timed capture, great eye detail....well done
Suzicoo 4 480 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 4:14PM
more than half way decent, expertly timed shot

Suzicoo
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
15 Sep 2013 4:14PM
A lovely capture Alex !! I would be thrilled to get one like this Smile
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 4:18PM
Beautifully timed.. Agree with Hermanus.GrinGrinGrin
15 Sep 2013 4:26PM
Yes - much better than decent - very clever to get that shot.
What's next?
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
15 Sep 2013 4:42PM
An excellent in flight capture, Alex, wish I could get one half as good as this Smile Carol
15 Sep 2013 4:46PM
Superb macro shot
john_starkey 6 1 3 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 4:59PM
It's a commendable effort Alex but a shutter speed of 1/640 is a little low,first of all you really do need a good sunny day to get the shutter speed up then sometimes a macro lens is not the best option for these and dragonfly shot's in flight,i would personally use a 70-200m f/2.8 if i had one,but it is possible to use a macro lens but like i said good light is needed so you can use a high ISO to get the shutter speed up and i would would shoot wide open too,

John.
great shot well timed. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
15 Sep 2013 5:07PM

Quote:It's a commendable effort Alex but a shutter speed of 1/640 is a little low,first of all you really do need a good sunny day to get the shutter speed up then sometimes a macro lens is not the best option for these and dragonfly shot's in flight,i would personally use a 70-200m f/2.8 if i had one,but it is possible to use a macro lens but like i said good light is needed so you can use a high ISO to get the shutter speed up and i would would shoot wide open too,

John.



Thanks for that, and all agreed. Unfortunately all thought goes out the window when I'm trying to take a photo. It had been sunny earlier so I'd made the aperture smaller, then forgot to change it. Will definitely try to remember all this the next time.
capto Plus
4 3.9k 8 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 6:15PM
I've never got that close, so very well done.
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
15 Sep 2013 6:28PM
Excellent Image Alex!! Great work!!
15 Sep 2013 6:37PM
Top work Alex well captured
ali63 Plus
4 741 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 6:40PM
Great capture,

Ali Smile
carper123 Plus
4 920 8 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 7:18PM
An excellent close up, Alex, composition spot on, patience well rewarded.
Nice one.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile
15 Sep 2013 7:28PM
Well done Alex There is always so much to remember. Cathy
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 7:51PM
It's terrific Alex - that's what I think
Jason
15 Sep 2013 9:32PM
An admiral effort at what is a difficult skill Smile.
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
15 Sep 2013 9:41PM

Quote:You've timed this shot superbly to catch the hoverfly homing in on the flower


I agree Alex.

Regards

Trev.

Quote:Well done Alex There is always so much to remember. Cathy


Aint that the truth !! Shamefully I use auto way too much for my moving targets... about 1 in 30 pays off GrinGrin

Wonderful image Alex, you did well GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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