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Jun 28, 2008 16:23 |  #1

....and it was purely accidental, but I'm quite proud of how it turned out. Cropped


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Jun 28, 2008 16:25 |  #2

I cant see a picture :-(


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Jun 28, 2008 16:29 |  #3

alliec wrote in post #5810410 (external link)
I cant see a picture :-(

Sorry, I had the dimensions wrong and didn't realise it.


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Jun 28, 2008 16:33 |  #4

Not a Hover but a Dolpchid Fly, great capture, usually just get legs disappearing out the frame as they scare off when the flash goes off :-)


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Jun 28, 2008 16:39 |  #5

lucky shot, rarer to capture than a Hoverfly. Time to clean your sensor.


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Jun 28, 2008 16:41 |  #6

alliec wrote in post #5810456 (external link)
Not a Hover but a Dolpchid Fly, great capture, usually just get legs disappearing out the frame as they scare off when the flash goes off :-)

Sorry about the mis-identification :oops: ....but I'm still proud of it! And yes, it would fly off every time my flash fired. Thanks for the comment, Allie.


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Jun 28, 2008 17:08 |  #7

Great and rare capture.

I once had a bright idea that since they always take off so quickly and usually only capture their legs on the edge of frame, I'd aim a little higher to try to catch them in flight. 30mins later and couple of hundred shots I gave up.


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Jun 28, 2008 19:30 |  #8
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That's an excellent capture Bill - usually you get nothing but a blur, or nothing at all with these. You did well.

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Jun 28, 2008 21:58 as a reply to  @ dpastern's post |  #9

Great capture!!!


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Jun 28, 2008 23:48 |  #10

Ah!! Don't we all wish we were so lucky as to catch something like this in flight. Well done!!


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Jun 29, 2008 00:06 |  #11

Great, great capture. I haven't seen on like that before.

(Are those dust spots on your sensor?)


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Jun 29, 2008 01:06 |  #12

Lovely FIF shot. I'm like Alistair- all I get is the bottom of the legs :)
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Jun 29, 2008 07:45 |  #13

beepclick wrote in post #5812501 (external link)
Great, great capture. I haven't seen on like that before.

(Are those dust spots on your sensor?)

I saw some spots on earlier posts, and they were from a dirty lens:oops:. I blew the sensor off anyway. It's a brand new camera--less than 600 clicks, so I would hope the sensor is not dirty, but I will clean it again.


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Jun 29, 2008 08:29 as a reply to  @ Sugarman's post |  #14

wow Bill you did good on the fly. like everyone else say. i try forever just to get a shot of one sitting. yet alone in flight congrats ( imagine i'm clapping my hand now :D)

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Jun 29, 2008 09:32 |  #15

Nice Job, excellent pic :)


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