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Post your Butterflies!! Tips on how to capture them.

 
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Jul 07, 2019 13:32 as a reply to  @ post 18889601 |  #241

For me all my macro is done handheld. I can't imagine chasing active insects around with a tripod, not sure how people do that.


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Jul 07, 2019 15:24 |  #242

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Are these photos taken hand held or on tripods? I am working hard to learn about macro photography so any pointers will be gladly accepted.

All of my insect macro (external link) is hand held using a flash as the primary light source. I sometimes use natural light for the background, but most of the time it's just the flash. If you're going to use natural light as the primary light source then you'll most likely have your camera on a tripod (with a focusing rail) but I find tripod based macro to be too limiting.


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Jul 08, 2019 15:12 |  #243

Variegated Fritillary- Euptoieta claudia- laying eggs on flax plant. Egg can just be seen.
Hand held-natural light. Normally use flash when using “real “ macro lens.


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Jul 09, 2019 06:07 |  #244

Windwoman wrote in post #18889601 (external link)
Are these photos taken hand held or on tripods? I am working hard to learn about macro photography so any pointers will be gladly accepted.

Can't answer for the others, of course. I can't abid lugging around a tripod, so I shoot hand held (I try to keep the speed up to at least 1/250 on a 100 mm because of this), almost always manual focus. Sometimes I will use AF to get a quick focus, then press the AF lock button, then move the camera back and forth to get best focus.

Patience is a major requirement - most macro subjects don't like us getting close. :lol: There is a plethora of information on macro photography on tne net such as the below link. But I think the best advice is just get out and shoot. And have fun! :-) Post some shots on the various macro threads, perhaps asking for comments.

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Jul 15, 2019 12:12 |  #245

All insect macro is handheld.

Fungi, flowers etc will often be bean bag or tripod, the multiple seconds exposure times are a give away. ;-)a


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Jul 15, 2019 19:07 |  #246

My son and I went on a nice 4-mile hike in the Angeles NF near the Crystal Lake Recreation Area. The wildflowers were in profuse bloom, the sun was blazing and various creatures were enjoying themselves.


1. Variable checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona):



2. Hedgerow Hairstreak (Satyrium saepium):


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Jul 24, 2019 20:25 |  #247

im so confused..there's 2 butterfly threads going!! Maybe a cross post?!?!

Anyway...butterfly numbers seem really down from last year this time. I have had very few in my wildflowers. Finally had a couple monarchs and a female dark eastern tiger swallowtail

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Jul 29, 2019 16:09 |  #248

Are caterpillars allowed here? This is an Emperor Moth caterpillar. It was beautiful and well-camouflaged in the bell heather.

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Jul 29, 2019 16:14 |  #249

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Jul 29, 2019 17:43 as a reply to  @ AnnieMacD's post |  #250

Pre-butterfly! He is beautiful I love his colors!




  
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Jul 30, 2019 21:02 |  #251

Gorgone Checkerspot
Was fortunate to watch the eggs being deposited on a sunflower out our kitchen window, then all the way to the transforming of 3 to butterflies.
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Aug 04, 2019 12:05 |  #253

A butterfly and moth

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