Summer chafer, grasshopper, dragonfly

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Rodger in Edmonton
Rodger in Edmonton Veteran Member • Posts: 3,721
Re: Summer chafer, grasshopper, dragonfly

IMHO cut the F stop  to 11- 16 and try and as others note use as much natural light where possible or very diffused flash.

A tripod, remote, observe at 10 x and wait for the lull, you can lower the ISO in correlation to the  wind speed.  I find above 5 MPH somewhat of a mugs game but with good conditions and the tripod - you can compose more at your leisure and with more thinking.

The black background does have its place yet seeing the environment gives context and as J says gives stronger full bodied DOF fwd to back - up and down.

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