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Apr 17, 2017 11:22 |  #1

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I wonder if anyone know where people that do extreme macro photography buy there Insects.
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Apr 18, 2017 10:41 |  #2

zeussbdc wrote in post #18330280 (external link)
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I wonder if anyone know where people that do extreme macro photography buy there Insects.
Thank you, Daniel

Given that a lot of them seem to be in places like Singapore and Costa Rica, they probably just walk out the back door and put them in a jar.




  
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Apr 20, 2017 05:50 |  #3

Temma wrote in post #18331144 (external link)
Given that a lot of them seem to be in places like Singapore and Costa Rica, they probably just walk out the back door and put them in a jar.

I agree don't buy bugs take photos of what you can find - it will be more interesting that way, even if not as eye catching.




  
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Apr 20, 2017 07:12 |  #4

davholla wrote in post #18332713 (external link)
I agree don't buy bugs take photos of what you can find - it will be more interesting that way, even if not as eye catching.

Unfortunately, NE Ohio isn't the best place for that kind of thing.

Given that it SNOWED two weeks ago, apart from the spider I brushed off of my shirt while getting dressed for work yesterday, the only thing I've seen here is 1/8" long gnats. And they're a BEAR to photograph properly. I've been fighting that battle for a good month, and have almost given up.




  
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Apr 20, 2017 10:11 |  #5

Temma wrote in post #18332751 (external link)
Unfortunately, NE Ohio isn't the best place for that kind of thing.

Given that it SNOWED two weeks ago, apart from the spider I brushed off of my shirt while getting dressed for work yesterday, the only thing I've seen here is 1/8" long gnats. And they're a BEAR to photograph properly. I've been fighting that battle for a good month, and have almost given up.

That is quite tricky, you could keep road kill insects in the freezer - that is what John Hallmen a Swedish photographer does.
https://www.flickr.com​/photos/johnhallmen (external link)

When does Spring start for you?




  
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Apr 20, 2017 10:57 |  #6

davholla wrote in post #18332932 (external link)
That is quite tricky, you could keep road kill insects in the freezer - that is what John Hallmen a Swedish photographer does.
https://www.flickr.com​/photos/johnhallmen (external link)

Mine are "kitchen kill". I had a problem with gnats. Turned out to be a bag of moldy potatoes I needed to throw out. My subject pool is [thankfully] declining. ;-)a

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September. It's two weeks long. ;-)a




  
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Apr 28, 2017 16:20 as a reply to  @ davholla's post |  #7

I always assumed John Hallmen was shooting live subjects in situ, are you saying he sometimes/always places dead subjects on suitable backgrounds? If you shoot early in the morning as I'm sure he normally does many subjects will be motionless until they warm up.


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Apr 28, 2017 16:34 |  #8

Bugs are everywhere. Sometimes you have to look around a bit to find them. There tend to be more in moist places, but there are lots in dry places too, just different kinds. Spend some time looking.


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Bugs are everywhere. Sometimes you have to look around a bit to find them. There tend to be more in moist places, but there are lots in dry places too, just different kinds. Spend some time looking.

And don't overlook the night-time!


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Apr 30, 2017 11:18 |  #10

racketman wrote in post #18341239 (external link)
I always assumed John Hallmen was shooting live subjects in situ, are you saying he sometimes/always places dead subjects on suitable backgrounds? If you shoot early in the morning as I'm sure he normally does many subjects will be motionless until they warm up.

In his book he mentions doing that with road kill etc. IMHO his book is interesting for learning about insect species and wonderful photos but useless as a photographic teaching book.




  
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