Male Southern Hawker

Photo Information
09/06/2023 - 12:38Daronl
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/1000
Focal Length300mm


Link Posted 09/06/2023 - 22:52
I gave up trying. Well done!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Link Posted 10/06/2023 - 08:37
They are very difficult to capture David,
but Catch-in-focus sort of works with practice; however high speed tracking with central focus points selected works better, providing you anticipate, by the insects flight pattern, when he will make a change of height or direction; they always momentarily hover (stop) before and after to scan what is in front of them.

If there is nothing they turn back and repeat the cycle.

I also noticed they momentarily “ put the brakes on when they spot a stationary female.

I sound a bit sad here but “you do get the bug” not to use a pun😀👍


Link Posted 10/06/2023 - 09:41
Well caught


Link Posted 10/06/2023 - 13:36
Fantastic work. Try as I might I'm just not fast enough to get shots like that. Plus I guess the K3iii is much quicker than the K3ii.


Link Posted 10/06/2023 - 15:28
Great shot and comments.


Link Posted 10/06/2023 - 18:00
Thanks for the advice on how to capture thingies in mid-flight. This is an excellent result. I'll have to try to freeze something the next good shooting day (of which we have had darn few these past two months).

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