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| p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · How do I photograph firefly taillight shots?! |
Ok, I decided to bite the bullet, and then go get bit by the mosquitos. I'm totally new to this, so what the hell.
Here's what I figured out. Trying to shoot a flying bug at night with the DOF of a razor is not easy. Throw in a little breeze and go pour yourself a drink.
But on the brighter side, the blink ramps up, gets bright, then ramps down, allowing for a decent shot, while perched on a plant.
My setup is slowly evolving. This was from my d5100, new 50 1.8, set at F8. SB400 flash, with me holding a paper plate at a 45* over the little bugger.
I have no idea how you'll capture them in the air. Good luck. Here are 2 from tonight, preflight.
The taillights are on, I assure you.