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Nov 22, 2014 09:43 |  #1

I usually try not to take images with black backgrounds, but there just wasn't enough natural light to expose the background in this Honeybee and Banded Eye Drone Hoverfly shot.

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Nov 22, 2014 10:39 |  #2

nice light and details with that combo,john.


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Nov 22, 2014 14:12 |  #3

Black and yellow works anyway. Great lighting.


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Nov 22, 2014 15:37 |  #4

beautiful hoverfly; sometimes you can place a leaf or similar behind the subject but of course it may mean shooting one handed if subject is off the ground and theres always the risk of spooking the bug.


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Nov 22, 2014 16:16 |  #5

Thanks folks :cool:

racketman wrote in post #17287363 (external link)
...sometimes you can place a leaf or similar behind the subject but of course it may mean shooting one handed if subject is off the ground and theres always the risk of spooking the bug.

I need to work on something that attaches to the lens and lets me put a background behind the subject.


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Nov 23, 2014 01:00 |  #6

Lovely shots John, the back background can be dramatic is used sparingly. I love the eyes on the hover.


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Nov 23, 2014 06:17 |  #7

Thanks Lester :cool:

Would like to find the male Banded Eye Drone -their eyes look even better, IMHO, because they are touching each other.


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Nov 23, 2014 06:27 |  #8

Wonderful pics John. Love the hover with those fabulous eyes. Like both of them with the black background.

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Nov 23, 2014 08:01 |  #9

These are real stunners John.


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Nov 23, 2014 10:00 |  #10

Thanks Linda and Dave :cool:


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Nov 23, 2014 10:54 |  #11

Wow! Impressive handheld shots!


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Nov 23, 2014 18:17 |  #12

There are always exceptions to every rule and in this case (agree with Frank) I think the black and yellow combo works very well.


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