flying crane fly

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macrouser Senior Member • Posts: 2,987
flying crane fly

I saw this just about 3 cm off the ground hovering above the leaf.  They do not hover well.  They jig up and down and side to side.  I had to see if auto focus would work to get it in the air.

Wings just starting the back stroke.

I really like that I can see how the wings have rotated down so they get lift on the back stroke.

To get the camera to auto focus on the fly, I set the focus limit switch to close focus only.  The focus mode is set to zone.  That is just a slightly smaller area than wide.  I also tried spot medium for a smaller area.

The camera is set so it will only take a photo if auto focus is in focus on something.   It is not always the thing that I want.

After touch down.

I used spot focus and tried to get the camera at 90 degrees to the fly so as much as possible was in focus.

I used on camera flash.

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