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    Staging your flies for photography

    I am not a photographer by any means. I have an own inexpensive camera. Most of the pictures I capture are always flies in the vice. This time I did thing a little different. I collect rocks that I find to be unique to place in my garden. So I decided to incorporate them into this picture. I was messing around this afternoon and tied my first Fanwing Addams size 16 and decide to take a picture of it. I would like to see more of NEFF tiers post pictures in a unique setting.


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    Re: Staging your flies for photography

    You just have to be creative. The problem with your picture is that the fly meshes into the background and it's really tough to see the fly. Try something a bit more solid for a background then take your picture over. You might be able to make this shot work with a very shallow depth of field which is accomplished with a fast lens.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomfly View Post
    I am not a photographer by any means. I have an own inexpensive camera. Most of the pictures I capture are always flies in the vice. This time I did thing a little different. I collect rocks that I find to be unique to place in my garden. So I decided to incorporate them into this picture. I was messing around this afternoon and tied my first Fanwing Addams size 16 and decide to take a picture of it. I would like to see more of NEFF tiers post pictures in a unique setting.


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    Re: Staging your flies for photography

    Thats a pretty cool pic!



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    Re: Staging your flies for photography

    What if you set it on a leaf of some sort, or an a twig with a leaf as a backround? I had seen some similair pics and they looked pretty cool. Or try some river stones that are smooth?
    Just a thought.

    Nice pic, is it safe to assume you tide that nice fly also?

    Fredy


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    Re: Staging your flies for photography

    Yeah.. it does kinda blend into the back ground to where you have to search for it.

    Like DC said....



    As in this photo you might not want to take this sulphur pattern just with the blonde hair...

    Best to wait till the ear turns red to high light the sulphur better.


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    Re: Staging your flies for photography

    Tom,

    This post is, in my opinion, one of the funniest in the history of neff.

    First, you post a picture of some rocks.

    Then, you ask other fly tiers to post pictures like yours...

    Why would anyone want to post a picture of a rock?

    Quote Originally Posted by tomfly View Post
    I am not a photographer by any means. I have an own inexpensive camera. Most of the pictures I capture are always flies in the vice. This time I did thing a little different. I collect rocks that I find to be unique to place in my garden. So I decided to incorporate them into this picture. I was messing around this afternoon and tied my first Fanwing Addams size 16 and decide to take a picture of it. I would like to see more of NEFF tiers post pictures in a unique setting.


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    Re: Staging your flies for photography

    Where's the fly, man?


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    Re: Staging your flies for photography

    Quote Originally Posted by golden beetle View Post
    Where's the fly, man?
    What do you want to know about fishing flies.... ?

    If you want to talk to the "Other Fly Man", next time just ask for MacFoole by name.


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    Re: Staging your flies for photography

    at least 10

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    Re: Staging your flies for photography

    Quote Originally Posted by golden beetle View Post
    Tom,

    This post is, in my opinion, one of the funniest in the history of neff.

    First, you post a picture of some rocks.

    Then, you ask other fly tiers to post pictures like yours...

    Why would anyone want to post a picture of a rock?



    GB,
    You are so sarcastic but I like that about you. More people should be as blatantly honest as you. But I must say in my defense, if you right click your mouse button on the picture it views just fine. Maybe there is something wrong with your computer so if this is the case I have cropped and reposted the picture just for you.


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    Re: Staging your flies for photography

    Quote Originally Posted by AKSkim View Post
    Yeah.. it does kinda blend into the back ground to where you have to search for it.

    Like DC said....



    As in this photo you might not want to take this sulphur pattern just with the blonde hair...





    Best to wait till the ear turns red to high light the sulphur better.
    AKSkim,
    I implore in the highest regard no to show this picture to Steven Tyler. He would just make a Fly earring and make the price of materials go up even more.

    "Hatchery fish have the same colors, but they always seem muted like bad reproductions of great art." Bill Barich

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