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Camouflage Din't Work Today


Posted by kostas nianiopoulos on Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:25 pm

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I always had a problem with these guys to see them special when when the like to sit on tree trunk  the blend very well thanks to their special color . A method i was use is to follow them when they was fly  and when they was sit on the tree (trees is their favorite ) i was try to get closer slowly and the same time to change the aperure . As closer i was goin i was close  more aperture . If i had my 180 macro lens with me it was better .  They are very sensitive  in moves and special in noise . A lot times from a broken dry branch on they gound they was fly away . Here i was lucky and this guy came on  the broken tree trunk or branch .   

Creation date: 26/6/2022 08:52
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Focal length: 100 mm
Aperture: F13
Exposure time: 1/160"
ISO speed rating: 8000/40°
Program: Manual
Metering Mode: Pattern
White Balance: Manual
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Natural Light 
Handheld 

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by david fletcher on Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:02 am
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Great title Kostas! Good work tracking them to get this.
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by Tom Whelan on Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:23 pm
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Fine capture, nice pose. I’ve similar problems with butterflies in this group, very flighty. I remember that flash seemed to trigger flight.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:29 am
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Good work catching this one! I like the "eye" on the wing.
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:28 am
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You should tell this one to find a better colour perch for camouflage! Well done to get such a nice image before it flew away.

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