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Bait 'n' Capture ...

Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    It’s one way I sometimes effect a photo capture of an otherwise elusive creature. A tiny drop of sugar/water placed in a flower and wait for something to take the bait.

    Once it is feeding it is usually oblivious to other benign circumstances in its orbit.

    Just the two before it took off and didn't land again.

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  2. Bomber

    Bomber Mu-43 Veteran

    Wow Mark , these are great photos. The sharpness is terrific. Did you use any focus stacking program.

    Cheers Glen
     
  3. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks Glen. No stacking, it's too much work for me. I thought they were a bit soft - the eye of the beholder, eh ...

    I aim to fill the frame but also allow for some movement especially when using the stick for stability as in this case, so here a 4/3 frame was cropped to 3/2 and for composition. It's a fairly big fly.
     
  4. Bomber

    Bomber Mu-43 Veteran

    Cheers Mark, I am using the stick method, you mentioned awhile ago.

    Cheers Glen
     
  5. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    How do you find it, working for you?
     
  6. Bomber

    Bomber Mu-43 Veteran

    Hi Mark , it works well for me. As per usual though I don't practice enough,when I am out bush walking and I haven't bought my tripod I always end up with a stick of some sort.
    Cheers Glen