Best time to shoot insects?

Started Jun 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
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DannH Regular Member • Posts: 496
Best time to shoot insects?

Hi all,

Was curious what time of the day people find it best to shoot insects. Usually I shoot on days where there is cloud cover between 9am - 11.30am. The insects are normally active but there's lots about to get a couple of willing subjects. After hearing lot's of people saying it's good to shoot early mornings as they're less active I decided to head out a bit earlier for once in the hope they would still be asleep and also that I may capture some dew drops on them. Although there was lots of subjects, which would have been good at 2:1 - 3:1, I didn't see anything that was large enough to shoot at 1:1 or lower. Was I just unlucky or are early mornings just for extreme macro?

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