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08-06-2017, 12:02 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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bif: Bug in flight

this is a take off of the BIF, birds in flight thread inspired by photographs of dragonflies photographed while flying by Digitalis and MacLoz in this thread

Flying dragonflies - PentaxForums.com

it is for those photographs catching a bug [ insect ] in flight, whether by luck or intentional

any type of camera or lens welcomed, wide angle, macro, normal, telephoto

if possible, please include info on the equipment used to capture these images especially if the EXIF data link isn't available

crop or no crop

cross posting ok

and if your photo is just a bit off consider posting it in this thread instead:

Missed It By That Much! - PentaxForums.com

which was started by wtlwdwgn

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Smc PENTAX-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro + 1.4x converter


Smc PENTAX-DA L 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED

Smc PENTAX-DA L 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED

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Great idea for a thread, certainly not the easiest of subjects. Heres a few I have managed,





Interestingly, both of these were captured on manual focus lenses, a Jupiter 11a 135mm and M 100mm macro, not sure autofocus would of locked on quick enough to get the shot in these cases.

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All the credit for this thread should go to MacLoz

it was his thread which gave me the idea to start this one

the photos of Digitalis added to that thread also encouraged me to do the same.




if anyone wants to see great photos of bugs in flight please check out the thread which inspired this one:

Flying dragonflies - PentaxForums.com


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Here is a favorite of mine.

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another carpenter bee:

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possibly my favorite bif

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How about a twofer?



Cross post from Manual Zoom Club.

Edit: K-5iis with M 35-70mm f2/8-3.5

EXIF Information
File Size 184.74 Kb
File Date 2017-07-30 02:51 PM
Camera Make PENTAX
Camera Model PENTAX K-5 II s
Date Taken 2017-07-30 03:01 PM
Resolution 1318 x 900 pixels
Focal Length 35.0mm (35mm equivalent: 52mm)
Exposure Time 1/3000s (0.0003)
ISO Equivalent 200
White Balance Manual
Metering Mode Center weight
Exposure Aperture priority (semi-auto)
Focus Range Distant
JPEG Quality 85
Lens ID K or M Lens


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you folks are posting great photos


I have added a request that if possible, please include info on the equipment used to capture these images especially if the EXIF data link isn't available

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a possible useful tool:

All you have to do, they say, is whip out your smartphone and download the iNaturalist app. Created by the California Academy of Sciences, iNaturalist allows anyone to take a picture of an animal (or plant or fungi or whatever) and make an attempt to identify it. Then others, including experts, weigh in on whether your ID is correct or not. Think of it as a bit like Pokémon Go, only you’re trying to “catch” real creatures instead of Charizards and Vaporeons.

On the day of the eclipse, theapp will feature a special drawdown menu that allows you to record observations leading up to, during, and after the astronomical event. Simply keep an eye out for any interesting or unusual behavior and snap a few pics while you enjoy the show

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/08/07/do-eclipses-drive...=.ff9990f263ea

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EXIF informatin added, as requested.
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This photo is quite heavily cropped to feature the flying bee, but the k70 + DA 16-85 has plenty of resolution. I like the pattern and colors on the wings.

File Size 152.74 Kb
File Date 2017-08-07 12:13 PM
Camera Make RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
Camera Model PENTAX K-70
Date Taken 2017-07-24 06:44 PM
Resolution 809 x 1024 pixels
Focal Length 85.0mm (35mm equivalent: 127mm)
Exposure Time 1/250s (0.0040)
Aperture F/8.0
ISO Equivalent 200
White Balance Auto
Metering Mode Pattern
Exposure Program (auto)
Focus Range Macro
JPEG Quality 85
Time Created 184450-0400
Lens ID PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
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All X posted elsewhere,clicking on the pic takes you to the Flickr page with full details





I think this one just about qualifies as in flight

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All X posted elsewhere,clicking on the pic takes you to the Flickr page with full details





I think this one just about qualifies as in flight
and the third photo could be posted in this thread if you wish:

Wingspans found in nature

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/26-mini-challenges-games-photo-stories/3...nd-nature.html
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Went out with my Takumar 200 3.5 this morning and found lots of dragonflies. Here are some samples.
All shot with K-70 at either 1/320s or 1/160s and I believe they were all around f5.6





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Forgot about this one, two bees on a pod. K-5iis with DA 20-40mm Limited
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