Best time to shoot insects?

Started Jun 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
bgD300 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,552
I call that 'grazing'

I think like something that is hunting or grazing.  Don't walk directly toward anything, it's OK to look at them as you move in but, don't try sustained eye contact (or look hungry).  Walk slowly on diagonals or in the same direction the critter is moving and eventually you will converge.  Stop occasionally, squat or kneel for a few seconds from time to time.  Move your camera in picture taking motions so that becomes a part of your natural movement to them.

Here is a shot of a wild doe taken with my 70-300mm at 70mm.  It took more than half an hour to make the approach and she was becoming suspicious.  I went to kneel for a better shot and my knee gave out.  When I made that sudden move, she took off.  Running like a deer.

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