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    Insect photos with the D3100

    Insect photos with the D3100
    All those creepy-crawlies we learned to keep away from or killed when we were children. Suddenly, as adults, with a miraculous camera in our hands, they become like friends and we take shots of them from just a few inches away. Let's have your insect shots. The nastier, the better: bees, wasps, ants, and we won't leave out arachnids.

    First up, some wasps.

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    Re: Insect photos with the D3100

    Photos not opening.

    ​Love you comment though and how true it is.
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    Re: Insect photos with the D3100

    Insect photos with the D3100
    Here is a creepy crawly I shot. My first.
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    Re: Insect photos with the D3100

    Insect photos with the D3100
    This photo gave me a buzz fly by. Lol

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    Re: Insect photos with the D3100

    Insect photos with the D3100
    It appears my first photos didn't get through so I'll try again.

    Insect photos with the D3100-wasp-head.jpg

    40mm, f4, 1/640th sec, ISO 200, Ring Light

    Insect photos with the D3100-wasp-5.jpg

    40mm, f5.6, 1/1000th sec, ISO 200
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    Insect photos with the D3100
    My take on a fly.

    Insect photos with the D3100-fly-1.jpg

    40mm, f4, 1/100 sec, ISO 800, Ring Flash
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    Re: Insect photos with the D3100

    re: #6, #7.

    Salut, hello Hector,

    You had some great chances with these… and a too wide opened lens!

    Wasps are not so fast as flies, so ISO 200 • 1/1000s is not justified, ƒ11 • ISO 800+
    would have been a better solution, though the pictures are good enough to see the
    5 eyes of the wasp, a smaller aperture would have made them great takes!

    The fly you took with a ring flash at ƒ4! … with all that power at your disposal!

    I know very well, that at your next time around, you will knock me off my chair!

    Have a good day!
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    Re: Insect photos with the D3100

    Quote Originally Posted by Kodiak View Post
    re: #6, #7.

    Salut, hello Hector,

    You had some great chances with these… and a too wide opened lens!

    Wasps are not so fast as flies, so ISO 200 • 1/1000s is not justified, ƒ11 • ISO 800+
    would have been a better solution, though the pictures are good enough to see the
    5 eyes of the wasp, a smaller aperture would have made them great takes!

    The fly you took with a ring flash at ƒ4! … with all that power at your disposal!

    I know very well, that at your next time around, you will knock me off my chair!

    Have a good day!
    Hi Kodiak! Unfortunately, I am a lazy sod, suffering from severe depression, and photography is just about the only thing preventing me from flipping over the edge. It would be much easier for me to put the camera on Auto and shoot away, but I'm still trying to learn and make many mistakes. I can't thank the insect population round here enough for putting up with my never-ending flashes. It has, nevertheless, taught me a great deal of respect for what we often consider inferior creatures.

    One of these days I will come and "kick your ass" with the perfect photo. Don't, however, spend too much time crouching down. For the moment, I am just happy getting the shots I do.

    Thanks for all your help.

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    Re: Insect photos with the D3100

    Insect photos with the D3100
    Hi folks! Latest offering from this afternoon. Yes, I know I should have used a higher ISO but the camera was set to 200 and I snapped. By the time I changed it the lady Ariadne had dropped out of sight. I tried to get as much DoF as possible by putting it to f11 so the speed is slow. Not much ambient light so the ring light merely counteracts the back-light.

    If, like me, this photo does your head in, just try turning it upside down. She will never win a beauty contest but just look at all those legs.

    Insect photos with the D3100-spider-1.jpg

    40mm, f11, 1/20 sec, ISO 200
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