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Fly in the Sky

It was a fun thing to do, but I almost fell over backwards tracking this pesky above my head !
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Re: Fly in the Sky

Congratulations in getting it right, challenging. A most difficult shot.
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Re: Fly in the Sky

Thanks Phil, but I think the congratulations belong to the camera / lens combo and fast focusing. All I did was to keep tripping the shutter.
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Re: Fly in the Sky

Interesting. I didn’t think you could focus that close at a long focal length. Artistic score: I’m not sure. From a practical perspective, a good textbook image of the subject?
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Re: Fly in the Sky

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Interesting. I didn’t think you could focus that close at a long focal length. Artistic score: I’m not sure. From a practical perspective, a good textbook image of the subject?
Yes indeed you can, I've just been into my garden to see how close I could focus on a flower; under a metre at 210mm.
On the artistic score, well I was just 'doodling' so to speak, as at the time all the damned birds appeared to be grounded. The Hoverfly was the only thing airborne!
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Re: Fly in the Sky

Not the best shot of a hoverfly in flight I have seen but itmakes for interesting reading



Similiar to this



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Re: Fly in the Sky

Thanks Alf.
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Re: Fly in the Sky

Nice one Mark. Just goes to show what you can achieve on the fly... geddit?
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Re: Fly in the Sky

Goddit Wally, 'speshly when ya hovrin' aroun', mate.
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Re: Fly in the Sky

Keep still damn you...

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Re: Fly in the Sky

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