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MikeGraham Registered since 25th Oct 2003Sat 31-Jul-04 04:16 PM
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#10. "RE: Wildlife Photography Tricks"
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Caledon, CA
          

>Phil,
>A question and another possible entry for the "tricks"
>book...
>Any thoughts on controlling black flies and other flying
>predators when photographing in the bush?

I, too, am a well-bitten Nikonian from Ontario, Canada, and I was just out today serving up a banquet for the local mosquito population.
I have a bug shirt. A good one. A "Woods", made in Canada. It saves you from the worst of it, for sure. However there are drawbacks. Firstly, you still need gloves. It is mindboggling how many mosquitoes can fit on your hands once they figure out that they can't bite you anywhere else. The second thing is that you can still *hear* the little buggers. I wear ear plugs. Oh, the only other real unavoidable drawback to a bug-shirt is that you are looking through the mesh into the viewfinder. I don't find it to be as much of a problem as you would think it would be, but it's still an issue, particularly if you're using manual focus. Oh yeah... the single worst thing about a bug-shirt is that if you hang your camera around your neck it pulls on the hood of the shirt and just feels annoying. Same with camera bag straps. That having been said, it is far far better than NOT having a bug shirt!
It's somewhat ironic that on my last trip out I was shooting bugs. 8-)

Mike Graham
D100 & Tamron AF28-300 XR
SB-800 speedlight
PB-6 bellows & AF50mm f/1.8D
<http://web.295.ca/mike_graham>;


Mike Graham
D100 & Tamron AF28-300 XR
SB-800 speedlight
PB-6 bellows & AF50mm f/1.8D
<http://web.295.ca/mike_graham>;

  

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