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How to Photograph Flying Insects

Unread post by DuQues » Wed May 18, 2005 5:02 pm

I stumbled over this little website: Foto Opa.
This opa has created a contruction for photographing flying insects you would not believe... using lasers, a 1950 era shutter, digital cam etc.
It is a fun read, especially if you understand a bit about shuttertime and -lag.
Try it myself? I don't think so, but the results are great!
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

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Unread post by bert » Wed May 18, 2005 8:05 pm

One clever creative opa :idea:
Ill never be like that
When thinking about it.. i am not like him at all.

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Unread post by clever dog » Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:47 am

Impressive with his determination. And great photos in the end.


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Unread post by frans_vdm » Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:06 pm

Thanks from the creatieve opa himself!

This was just a try, now i build a new version, more flashes, new lens, and at the end of this month i will show new (good)pictures.

fotoopa himself.

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Unread post by kwenga » Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:44 pm

Fantastic pics! :shock: :o
Looks like a lot of work involved, but, hey, what an outcome!

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Unread post by gwendolen » Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:55 pm

Welcome to the forum foto opa aka frans_vdm.

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Unread post by Guinea Pig » Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:02 pm

WOW! :shock:
Satara and Biyamiti booked for May 2018. 8)

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Unread post by Toddelelfe » Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:08 pm

Unbelievable. Great man!

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Unread post by bwana » Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:17 pm

This is absolutely incredible!!! I am totally blown away by this chaps commitment and knowledge. Wow! Stunning results.

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