Category Archives: Insect Photography

Bees In-Flight Test

This article shares a selection of bees in-flight test photographs and discusses some of the issues considered when creating these images. All photographs were captured handheld in my backyard during a single, relatively short photo session.

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Dragonfly Landing at 1120 mm

This article shares a complete 15 frame Pro Capture H image run of a dragonfly landing at 1120 mm equivalent field-of-view. All photographs were captured handheld using an E-M1X fitted with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS and M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter fully extended.

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1/4 Second Dragonfly Gift

This article shares 13 consecutive images from a 1/4 second dragonfly gift, during which the interactions of 2 dragonflies were captured. These Pro Capture H photographs reminded me how Mother Nature sometimes allows us to witness small glimpses of the magic of everyday life.

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Dragonflies in Flight Test

This article shares some dragonflies in flight test images and discusses various approaches that I used duringĀ  my recent field test. As regular readers will know, I have one of my E-M1X Custom Modes (C2) set up for use with Cluster Area C-AF. Since I no longer use this setting for any of my bird photography I needed to determine whether to keep this C2 Custom Mode or change it. My dragonflies in flight test was intended to help me make that decision.

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Nikon 1 V2 Butterfly Images

I recently spent some time revisiting some of my Nikon 1 V2 butterfly images, and reprocessing them in post. Since I made some changes to my approach to post processing by adding Topaz Denoise AI, I thought it would be interesting to re-do some old RAW files from 2015. All of the photographs in this article were captured handheld with a Nikon 1 V2, fitted with a 1 Nikon 30-110 mm f/3.8-5.6 zoom, and using MOVO extension tubes.

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M.Zuiko 75-300 with Extension Tube

This article features some photographs captured with the M.Zuiko 75-300 f/4.8-6.7 II with a Kenko 16 mm M4/3 extension tube. It is getting late in our season to photograph insects and flowers, but I thought this would be an interesting final field test of the M.Zuiko 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II telephoto zoom lens. Given the risks, I have not used my camera gear in any indoor, public venues since February.

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