Taking pictures of flies?

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by surfnfish, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. surfnfish Member

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    Seem to have problems getting articulate shots of the flies I tie...either the Canon 850 doesn't focus, or the flash wipes out the shot..only luck I have is placing the fly on a white paper towel, when I would like to take pictures of the fly in the vise..recommended settings for correcting this?

  2. Big E Moderator

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    I put my ties under my tying light and have a second light to provide more light if needed so the flash doesn't go off.

    I also use the macro setting to get them in focus.