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  1. #1
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    What's the best material (glass, plastic, plexiglass, etc) when it comes to taking pictures considering glare, reflections and the like?

  2. #2
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    Steve

    I built a regular hive body with a window in the side

    http://drobbins.net/bee's/Dsc00783.jpg

    it has regular glass in it and glare is definately a problem.
    The next time I do it I'm gona go to a picture framing shop, they sell "low glare" glass for picture frames, I think it would work a lot better

    Dave

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    I used 1/8" glass in mine. Even with glass, you get marks that won't easily rub out. I can't imagine that plexiglass will hold up very long with clarity. For glare, a flash that is not mounted on the camera is the best. If you only have the flash on the camera, shoot at an angle to the glass. It works just fine for most shots.

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    I have a newbie question on OB Hives. I am thinking of one for next season.

    How do you work it?? I would imagine you have to take it outside.

  5. #5
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    Yep, that's what I do. Take it outside in the shade, prop it up on an empty hive body, and pull the glass.

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  7. #7
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    It's really not that bad.

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