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Chris van Rooyen
01-14-2008, 04:03 PM
I was busy photographing Verreaux's Eagles when these guys started to fly by in their hundreds. I finally got one close enough to get the focus tracking to work properly. About a 50% crop. All comments welcome:)

Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Date/Time: 2006:04:06 11:27:24
Shutter speed: 1/4000 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Exposure mode: Av
Flash: Off
Metering mode: Multi-segment
ISO: 400
Lens: 300mm
Focal length: 300mm

Mike Moats
01-14-2008, 04:15 PM
Hey Chris, WOW, awesome image. Great details, and the color combination in the wings are fantastic. I like the crop as is, but you could do a very slight crop as well. Very well done!!

Arjan van der Stelt
01-14-2008, 05:11 PM
WoW great shot with nice colors, little suggestion is to crop a little from the bottom and give some more space at the top of the image.....

Alfred Forns
01-14-2008, 05:13 PM
I'm impressed !!!!! Don't recall seeing images of flying insects Glad you were able to capture one Big Time Congrats !!!!!!!

...... agree with Mike's suggestion Got carried away with the image !!!!

Fabs Forns
01-14-2008, 05:31 PM
This is outstanding, details and colors, big congratulations!!!! :)

Tim Vidrine
01-14-2008, 07:16 PM
Awesome image! Great colors and detail. I also agree with Mike's suggestion.

Axel Hildebrandt
01-14-2008, 07:31 PM
This is very original, Chris. Great colors and perspective.

Robert O'Toole
01-14-2008, 10:14 PM
Hi Chris you deserve an award for origionality. Excellent shot.

SA? I spent 3 months there in 2006! Miss my friends so much, the waves, the pies, Wors, B'tong and braaii, etc etc.

Thanks for posting,


Jim Caldwell
01-14-2008, 10:20 PM
Another WOW! Love those colors!

Michael Lloyd
01-14-2008, 10:43 PM
Chris- Outstanding! and Wow! That's definitely something that you don't see every day. Nice work!

Nicole Brooker
01-15-2008, 03:35 AM
What an amazing grasshopper and photo. Great capture.

Matthew Pugh
01-15-2008, 11:21 AM
An impressive shot for sure - and such a colourful little fellow
Thanks for the view

Kaushik Balakumar
01-15-2008, 12:07 PM
Wow, what an image !
I have never ever seen an insect flight image of this fashion !
I guess the 1/4000 did a fantastic job for u absolutely freezing the action...


Chris van Rooyen
01-16-2008, 01:20 AM
Thanks for the comments guys, appreciated:) Robert next time you are headed this way give us a shout, would love to show you some fantastic photographic venues:D

David Steele
01-19-2008, 01:01 AM
This image is unbelievably good. Sets a new standard in its genre.

Stephen Stephen
01-27-2008, 03:53 PM
Just beautiful Chris. The wing colours are amazing.

Ramon M. Casares
05-21-2008, 10:25 PM
Just a dream shot!!! Congrats!!!