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Is this a double exposure?

My wife took this pic of some plants using her Samsung Galaxy phone, and was surprised when these two bees showed on the photo. Not surprised at bees being near plants of course. But what's puzzling ...
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What Nikon lens is this? What kind of UV-pass beam splitter is this?

A detective challenge for this wonderful community of experts: I am working on a science museum exhibit about the different ways animals can see light. I am trying to reverse engineer the incredible ...
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EOS Rebel T100 compatible 300 or 400 mm lense [duplicate]

I am thinking about getting a refurbished Refurbished EOS Rebel T100. Is it compatible with Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens? Also, what is the cheapest way I can go up to 400mm? ...
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I miss my Pentax Spot-o-Matic but must choose a camera for amateur nature photography; get a new iPhone or an actual camera?

I need help deciding between a phone and an actual camera for amateur nature photography. I need something that can be ON by the time I've raised it and quick to focus when I'm in a hurry, and will be ...
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Canon APS-C Budget telephoto recommendation for Sports/Nature [closed]

I need a budget telephoto to use on my Canon 80D for sports and nature. It must replace my Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-ii Vc, which I find unconvenient because of its poor AF performance on telephoto ...
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How to crop this photo of water drops on a leaf to improve the composition?

I'm not a professional photographer. Neither I want to pursue a career in same. But I like Photography as a hobby. But I don't know how should I crop, what area should be excluded, how to make ...
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Thoughts on using Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM for Macro photography

Is the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM a good lens to be used for Macro photography? I mostly try to photograph flowers and also insects sometimes. I will be using it with a Canon EOS 800D and ...
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How to take good pictures of wildlife at a distance?

I have been doing some research on what camera I should use for travel photography of animals at a distance, such as on safari. I am very limited on ability to use a 'hardcore' camera, but I have a ...
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Is it picture noise or did I captured the stars of our galaxy?

I captured this image of empty sky using my phone in the direction of orion constellation and applied some filters using an app. Can anyone explain what is this?
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What equipment would be best for a new photographer, interested in macro nature photography?

I recently started a photography class and I really like it, and I want to start taking photos outside of school with my own camera but I don’t know what to get. I love taking close up pictures of ...
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How should I approach deer to photograph them?

I currently live in suburbia and there's a large field behind my house. Since yesterday I've noticed 3-4 deer grazing there. I've approached them three times at varying times of day and haven't been ...
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How do I find good photography locations around Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire?

I'm looking for some photography locations in Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire for landscape and nature. Are there any helpful tools or techniques for locating and researching photography sites before ...
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Is a superzoom fixed-lens camera or a DSLR better to get started with for wildlife/nature photography?

I am a beginner photographer and have been told I have a knack for it. I am looking to buy a new camera and hope to be able to sell the images. The point and shoot camera would probably be the Canon ...
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How can I do an image sequence with a theme of nature (plants, flowers, etc.)?

I am in beginners photography a class that my school offers and I am in my final project. My teacher said we can pick a theme for our project and I chose to do an image sequence with the theme of ...
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Higher ISO Camera V.S Brighter Lighting [duplicate]

Whenever I take photos in bad lighting I always wonder if I should use a higher ISO camera or instead use brighter lighting. Please no opinions- just comparisons!
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Recommended way to do photomicography outdoors?

The first part of the question is, what is the best microscope to use that you can attach to a DSLR camera (I have a Canon 7D), that's reasonably priced (not like $20k or whatever, ideally less than $...
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How to create awesome nature time lapses

Please have a look at these amazing time-lapse videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFNWEKHHBFQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcixldqDIEQ I just don't get how they do it. I am a fairly ...
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Are superzoom cameras practical/useful when photographing nature?

I'm considering buying one of compact superzooms, like Canon Powershot SX50 or Fuji X-S1. However, I have doubts if such big zoom are really useful when taking pictures of plants or animals. On my ...
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What object is typically used to illustrate size of object on a photograph taken in the field?

I need to take pictures of multiple trees that were planted a year earlier in some far away terrain. The pictures should give clear impression of how large each tree is. So I guess I should put some ...
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How to take picture with blurry background? [duplicate]

I've taken this picture by accident. I have heard from my friend that was caused because of ISO, aperture and shutter speed configuration. I am not that expert with these 3 settings because I normally ...
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Is there a web application that can notify you ahead of time if a certain weather forecast is predicted for a certain location?

In other words, it would be a site where you can "subscribe" to certain locations and then have the service email you if the weather forecast matches the kind of weather conditions you are looking for....
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What settings should I use for taking a picture of snow in low light?

There was just a huge snowstorm in town and I want to go out and take some shots of the fresh snow on the tree branches. It's nighttime now and the only light is from the streetlights and a little ...
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How to shoot whales?

I'm going whale watching with a Pentax K5, I'm thinking of using a Pentax 60-250mm f/4 ED DA* SDM lens only as I don't want to change lenses while out at sea. Do you have any suggestions for shooting ...
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How does one starting out professionally in landscape / nature photography?

How does one start out to become a landscape photographer as I assume the basics are to make a website, flickr, twitter accounts with a solid portfolio on them. However, how does one get assignments? ...
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Best easy-to-carry-around Canon (or ANY OTHER) camera plus lenses for bird /wildlife/landscape photography (hobby)?

Apologies for the long post..Just want to give as much info as possible. I am looking for a suitable camera & lens. Open to suggestions! Initial plan was to buy a Canon 600d. This is a hobby ...
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Canon 550D Vs Nikon D3100 for wildlife and nature photography [closed]

I am a beginner in photography. Can you please tell me which will perform better for wildlife and nature photography? Still confused over Canon or Nikon Regards Venkatesh T
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How to *make* a nature photograph?

I found this scene to be quite beautiful for sure, but when I look at it from the photographer's view point, I find that that person just went there, saw the scene, clicked the photo and returned home....
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How do pros manage to make the color green so bright in their nature photographs?

I am an amateur photographer, I had a question how do professional photographers manage to make the green color so bright in their images. For example: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnfrisch/...
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What camera & lens combination(s) are ideal for animal and bird photography?

I am interested about shooting animals (including, but not limited to, birds and in general animals that can move fast). So far, I would say I know the basic concepts of camera but I have never ...
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Photoshop or lightroom for landscape and nature photography?

I have canon 500D with 18-55mm and 70-300mm lens. I have lot of interest in landscape and Nature photography. I need to purchase some software to assist me with post-processing my photos. Which one is ...
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Why do bright red flowers end up without details?

With our DSLR, indoor flowers come out detailed. Outdoor violet and blue flowers are detailed, too. But outdoor bright red flowers give us problems. They come out as a single flat detail-less spot. ...
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What size lens is recommended for flying bird photography?

My wife has a Canon 450D and a 70-300 lens for long distance shots. I am considering a present or two and good advice from jrista suggests possible upgrade of camera to a Canon 7D and of lens to a ...
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How do you identify the Common or Latin names of your subjects?

Either for entering natural history competitions that require it, or simply for more accurate titles, if you've taken a great shot of an animal or plant, how do you go about identifying what the thing ...
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How does one develop good photographic vision and style?

I am a relatively new photographer. I've only owned my Canon Rebel XSi for a year, however I was researching SLR/DSLR camera gear and photographic theory for over a year before I purchased a DSLR. I ...
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