How to photograph a flying insect

In my photographic journey during the past year, I discovered that the most difficult thing in nature photography is to photograph a flying insect. Everyone loves macro shots from the small world, but they go “wow” when they see a well-done photograph of a flying butterfly, dragonfly, bee, or any other insect. The difficulties of photographing¬†flying insects There are several reasons why taking a photo of a flying insect is a hard thing to do (a challenge bigger than street photography!): 1) The small size of the insect will make it difficult for your lens to focus on it. More than enough times, the focus will fall on the flower, for example, – a bigger and steadier subject. 2) You need to get close to the insect in order to take a proper photo with blurred background (narrow DOF) and capture the details of your subject. You don’t want the … Read more

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