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rjlittlefield



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:56 pm    Post subject: Syrphid fly departing Reply with quote



Canon D300
Sigma 105mm macro
ISO 200
1/400 sec
f/5.0
direct sun, no flash
crop by 25%

I like this shot for the posture and movement.

I wish I could take credit for the timing, and for placing focus in the middle of the body so that five legs are fairly clear.

But the fact is, it was sheer luck.

I was going for a traditional sharp head shot. It seems that either I twitched, or the fly jumped the right way just as the mirror went up.

Either way, this shot came out much better than all the ones that I planned!

--Rik
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S. Alden
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When those flies take off, they take off, so catching them in-flight or taking off is hard to do. Accident or not, you did a great job.
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Ken Ramos
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great image Rik, looks like it is trying to take that piece of anther with him. You know I have been bitten by a fly that looks like this or similar to, and it hurts like @#!%#!! Confused Exclamation Again a great image Rik, thanks Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Rik !!!. Sharp and great marking on this one. I like the way the wings give movement in this.

All the best Rik. Very Happy

Danny.
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