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Set up for backyard bees in flight






  NIKON D500    60mm    f/29.0    57s    125 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D500    60mm    f/29.0    3s    125 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Jul 04, 2022 at 03:20 PM
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These are amazing Bob

Morris



Jul 04, 2022 at 09:37 PM
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Amazing shots! Are you going to comment on your set up?

Dave



Jul 04, 2022 at 10:59 PM
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morris wrote:
These are amazing Bob

Morris


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dclark wrote:
Amazing shots! Are you going to comment on your set up?

Dave


Thank you Morris and Dave. I have spent the past four summers working on laser traps for birds and insects.
I use a laser trap. Cameras are not fast enough to capture insects in flight, it takes too long for the shutter to react. The alternative is a high speed shutter which keeps the camera dark, in Bilb mode, but the shutter open. The laser trap triggers the high speed shutter and flash. In this case I used four Nikon SB 910 flashes set to 1/128 power. This provides an effective shutter speed of about 1/40,000 second. The camera, in Bub mode, takes a picture every minute but the high speed shutter and flashes only fire when the laser is tripped. So photo 1 the shutter fired after 57 seconds, #2 at 3 seconds. Over 5 hours I get 300 shots with maybe 5 or 6 actual images when the laser fired the system.



Jul 05, 2022 at 04:12 AM
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I agree with Dave and Morris-amazing work Bob.


Jul 05, 2022 at 06:28 AM
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psharvic wrote:
I agree with Dave and Morris-amazing work Bob.

Thank you psharvic



Jul 05, 2022 at 06:59 AM
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Is there a bait to attract them, natural or otherwise?



Jul 05, 2022 at 08:20 AM
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palmer1076 wrote:
Is there a bait to attract them, natural or otherwise?

No bait just lots of activity.



Jul 05, 2022 at 08:30 AM
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Absolutely stunning images.

Thank you for sharing them.



Jul 05, 2022 at 08:34 AM
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ElvisD wrote:
Absolutely stunning images.

Thank you for sharing them.

Thank you for looking and commenting Elvis



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Bob these are stunning. They look like something out of a movie. Amazing

Dave



Jul 05, 2022 at 09:11 AM
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Dave_E wrote:
Bob these are stunning. They look like something out of a movie. Amazing

Dave


Thank you for looking and commenting Dave



Jul 05, 2022 at 09:20 AM
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Very cool setup - thanks for sharing the details. The images are amazing in what went into them, and in the clarity you were able to capture. That first one is incredible!

Gero



Jul 05, 2022 at 09:34 AM
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gerov wrote:
Very cool setup - thanks for sharing the details. The images are amazing in what went into them, and in the clarity you were able to capture. That first one is incredible!

Gero


Thank you Gero. I have been trying different traps for bugs in flight for about 5 years. I finally have settled on one that works consistently.



Jul 05, 2022 at 09:51 AM
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These images are something to behold. Amazing. In addition to the trap that you have, I am wondering what your camera setup is. The DOF of these images is deep compared to anything that I take at a high magnification.

-Ken



Jul 05, 2022 at 10:12 AM
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Freaky awesome and a technical marvel Bob. That is quite the setup to make these captures consistently!

Karl



Jul 05, 2022 at 10:19 AM
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Karl Witt wrote:
Freaky awesome and a technical marvel Bob. That is quite the setup to make these captures consistently!

Karl


Thank you Karl. I am a techy oriented person. Capturing insects in flight has been a 5 year effort.



Jul 05, 2022 at 10:31 AM
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Not only an interesting setup but excellent results. Job well done !
Gary



Jul 05, 2022 at 10:50 AM
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Incredible shot!!


Jul 05, 2022 at 11:15 AM
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Just wow. What an amazing image. Bruce


Jul 05, 2022 at 11:25 AM
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