Looking twice

March 8, 2012

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Shooting Insects nearly full time for 7 years has brought many surprises. One kind of surprise happens in post processing. One takes interesting looking series of photographs in field and finds something else unexpectedly during post. This blog entry shows a few such surprises while looking at shots second time ’round. Below is photograph from […]

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Getting used to habituation

March 8, 2012

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There are different ways to get close to different species. This post is about Doli Flies – Flies from Dolichopodid family. Many of these Flies stake out one or more broad leaves and hunt for smaller flying insects from these vantage points. One can approach them quite closely with little difficulty, but photographing is another […]

Posted in: Behaviour

Focusing – The-Threefold-Way™

January 24, 2012

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Having read many sites and posts about proper focusing techniques for macro photography it is apparent this issue is not settled at all. Some photographers insist that manual focus is The-Road-To-Glory™, whilst others proclaim divine guidance that auto-focus is The-True-Path™. This post introduces another method – It is called The-Threefold-Way™ First some technical bits. This […]

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Zen and the art of confusing Damsel Flies

January 23, 2012

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Before we begin, it should be noted that this text should in no way be associated with that great body of factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice. It’s not very factual on motorcycles, either. Now on to subject of this post. Suborder Zygoptera contains many beautiful, even fanciful, members with similar characteristics. Elongated […]

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Behavior

January 20, 2012

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Insects do interesting things! Showing what Insects do is great way of making photographs interesting. This does, however, require knowledge of subject, patience, and desire to do some work. Effort put into this kind of photography usually pays off big time. Tongues! An easy way to start with behaviour photographs is shooting Bees and Wasps […]

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Composition – minimalism

January 20, 2012

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Planning series of posts over next while describing different compositional styles. But first, what is composition. Short definition of composition would be: Arrangement of artistic parts so as to form a unified whole. Though this definition does not begin to convey complexity, breadth, or creativity that can be applied to photography it does have benefit […]

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Depth of field

January 16, 2012

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Started writing post couple days ago about composition. This quickly grew to tome spanning everything from lighting to attitude! So that mega post is slowly being vivisected into smaller manageable hunks, this being first one! Depth of field (DOF) is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that appear acceptably sharp […]

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