Outdoor Macro Photography technique

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Outdoor Macro Photography technique
Jul 15, 2013

I see a huge number of excellent macro images in this forum.

When I go out to try to do the same, it never works.  Mostly because even an extremely mild breeze looks like a typhoon at macro magnification!

A general question on technique - how do you get such sharp images of insects, plants, etc outdoors when 1> the flowers are waving and 2> the bugs are moving?

Are there places in the world which are guaranteed to be at a dead calm on demand? Places where bugs have vanity issues that make them stop and pose for camera lenses?  Or maybe subarctic regions that give a 100% impression of a tropical landscape but with everything frozen in place?

Or are there techniques that work well?  My first thought was that the only technique needed is patience, but even that has it's natural limitations - we are mortal, after all.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Robert Fielder
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