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Snails (4)

In previous snails posts I only displayed some pictures taken in the city, namely in my garden. Now I think it’s time to say a few words about mountain snails too. In fact, what I will mention is based entirely on my observations and might not always be applicable. But apart from it’s artistic side and the idea of expressing feelings, isn’t photography about observing and documenting?

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Astrophotography

Remember this post: https://callofnatureblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/the-moon-returns/ ?

Shooting the moon is pretty easy if you have a good telephoto lens (for example a 70-300mm). You don’t even need a tripod in many situations (I didn’t use one for the pictures I displayed in the previous article), especially if the lens has the stabilization feature.

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Insects (5)

There are 2 important “ingredients” for getting good insect photos.

First one is patience. When you’re in an area where insects are likely to be found (say near a forest), you should always do a thorough research of the surroundings by slowly walking along flowers and trees and paying attention to potential “targets”. Better said you should effectively try to sweep the area for subjects. Sometimes you even need to go in circles, but it’s definitely worth doing it!

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