Hoverfly in Flight

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Whilst photographing the Parakeets in Abbey Wood, I was surrounded by Hoverflies. I thought to myself that as they don’t move around very quickly, could I actually photograph one in flight.

I had the 300mm with 1.7x Teleconverter on, so at 500mm I could photograph them from a couple of metres away. There’s little chance of the Autofocus being able to focus on something that small, so I had a few attempts and then managed to get this photograph by manually focusing and shooting with a fast shutter speed.

Ok, it’s no masterpiece, but this is a real hard shot to get, especially whilst handholding a D7100 with battery grip and the 300mm f/2.8 with Teleconverter attached.

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Hoverfly - D7100, AF-S 300mm f/2.8 with TC17EII @ 500mm, f/5.6, ISO1600, 1/2500sec - {Flickr Link}
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A little bit of Sun and Warmth……

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….is all it takes for nature to start appearing.

Bumble Bee  - D7100, AF-S 300mm f/2.8 with TC14EII @ 500mm, f/5.6 ISO360, 1/400sec
Bumble Bee – D7100, AF-S 300mm f/2.8 with TC14EII @ 500mm, f/5.6 ISO360, 1/400sec
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