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Jumping flies & spider

 
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Mar 10, 2008 20:48 |  #1

Here are some shots of jumping Dolichopodid flies. These guys are scared by the pre-flash so if you try to take their shots you end up with a bare leaf. Therefore, I focused on the little guys, moved the focus either in or out a little and then aimed above and took the shot with the flash. As you can imagine there are a lot of missed shots, and of the ones in focus, it usually involved only half the fly in the frame. Luckily these guys usually return to the same spot after they have jumped clear so you can keep going until you get one that works. These guys are probably still seeing flashes today :)

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And to keep the jumping theme going here is a jumping spider...

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Mar 11, 2008 01:46 |  #2

Excellent Dolichopid shots :) but gotta love the jumping spider shot :)
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Mar 11, 2008 03:00 as a reply to  @ LordV's post |  #3

Nice series. Love the first one. It sure takes some skills to shoot it
on the air and get it so sharp. Well done


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Mar 11, 2008 04:14 |  #4

thanks for the comments guys

Semmonka wrote in post #5091514 (external link)
Nice series. Love the first one. It sure takes some skills to shoot it
on the air and get it so sharp. Well done

I think a tiny bit of skill and a large amount of luck ;)


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Mar 11, 2008 04:39 as a reply to  @ AMD72's post |  #5

First shot is fantastic.
I've tried for that shot many times , have not got one yet.


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Mar 11, 2008 04:42 |  #6

Great work Andrew, a very clever solution to the jumping fly problem!!


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Mar 11, 2008 05:44 |  #7

love the spider!


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Mar 11, 2008 05:46 |  #8

Wow, amazing, very cool with the flies :)


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Mar 11, 2008 06:52 |  #9

OOO love that spider shot!


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Mar 11, 2008 09:20 |  #10

that jumping spider is awesome! the flies are great too but I've always liked Jumping spiders.

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