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Hemaris Deffinis       ©2012 mbbin2
Panasonic DMC-GH2       22nd place, 48 points
1/500s, f5, ISO 160, 300mm, Aperture Priority, Spot, no flash
 
Post-Processing: converted from raw, cropped and resized in cs6.       Extra Info: None
 
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doto
Jan 15, 2013
    This was WAY up the ladder in my choices, a wonderful shot, very hard to get, and looks like you have great instincts too. By the way, you can count me in on the canon/nikon club, and that makes three of us :) (of course you meant the club you mentioned and not the forum, but I understand the feeling of being out of the mainstream cameras :))

Jade O.
Jan 14, 2013
    Gee, I thought this would be higher. Leaves me wondering how many have tried to get a capture like this - this is not easy! I, too, tend to shoot auto by default and change up only when I feel the need. But this is not accidental! It takes skill to do this. BTW, I can tell you if you are one of two who have never shot Cannon or Nikon, I must be the other one. [Edit] Just read Doto's comment. Of course you meant your club members! As HS would say, Doh!
Edited on Jan 15, 2013

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Mepo
Jan 14, 2013
    Great shot. I've never heard of it before. Another thing I like about this site - I learn about photography and other interesting stuff as well. Thanks!

mrsawyer
Jan 14, 2013
    The difficulty involved in capturing this pushes it up into my top 10! The moth seems a bit over-sharpened though. Framing and DOF are good here.

ambaker
Jan 13, 2013
    Excellent capture of a difficult subject.

Old Finn
Jan 13, 2013
    The flying object was well captured. Good luck!

Lo
Jan 13, 2013
    Amazing amount of detail! Well done!

forkcandles
Jan 13, 2013
    a higher speed may have stop the wings but the movement gives a sound o the picture

PhillipW
Jan 12, 2013
    Excellent capture with all the elements shown. High favorite.

rafinmelb
Jan 12, 2013
    great wing movement.

mbbin2
Jan 12, 2013
    Jade, you will be disappointed to hear the setup story but here goes.
Shot at the Heard museum butterfly garden(outdoor) before our club meeting. I walked down there with my 300 mm lens. I saw this guy and grabbed 3 shots(handheld) aperture priority and everything else was automatic which is my usual custom. This was the best and only one with the wing movement. I did crop quite a bit to fill the frame using BlowUp3.
You may call me the 'accidental photographer'.
Incidentally, I am one of 2 members who do not shoot Canon or Nikon.
Edited on Jan 12, 2013

Jade O.
Jan 12, 2013
    You have an unbelievable amount of detail. Love to know the back story of how long, how many frames, the set-up, etc.

doto
Jan 11, 2013
    Wow! the sharpness, clarity and movement you caught here are special.

elliott
Jan 10, 2013
    great capture. like the motion of wings caught in flight. nice going.
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