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... Hover Fly in flight
I saw Phill D's post last week whilst on holiday in a cottage garden full of busy insects so I decided to have a go.

These are taken hand-held with E-M1 mk2 & 300mm F4 at 1/1600s, F4 & ISO1600 using C-AF.

Target identified:


Final approach:


Touch down:


Needless to say the DOF is rather shallow at the 300mm lens's closest focus point!
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Re: Hfif

Excellent. Well done for capturing it from a good viewpoint as well as just capturing it.
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Re: Hfif

Very nicely done Chris. Those wings must be travelling pretty fast.
I think they know i'm after them round here as I haven't seen any since.
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Great set of photos. They are a very tricky subject to get right. Phil's image was surrealistic.....
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Re: Hfif

Mark my shot turned out that way as the flies I were shooting were pretty much in the dark, just lit up by a shaft of light and not near anything else I could use to focus on. Hence, I basically screwed up either the focus or the exposure! boosting the hell out of them in Lightroom was all I could do to salvage anything. Annoyingly the shots I didn't get that I could see in the viewfinder looked absolutely brilliant, hence my comment I ought to be able to do better. No flies plus a really painful neck muscle spasm that has immobilised me for almost a week has meant I haven't been able to have another go.
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Re: Hfif

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. No flies plus a really painful neck muscle spasm that has immobilised me for almost a week has meant I haven't been able to have another go.
Sorry to hear that Phil. Hope you recover soonest......
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