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Bee in flight

Bee in flight
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Copyright: Ed Theroux (Zero) (26)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300 with MB_D10, Tamron SP90 2.8
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-02 13:36
Viewed: 2840
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I love flying insects and it is easy to capture bees when they gorge themselves to this point. I usually pre focus and wait for them to come to to that focal area. Most are hand held with a faster shutter speed. The big trick is to get them flying toward you.
Ed T

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Hi ed!

Hey friend, good capture, beautiful colors and very accurate timing to capture the movement of a bee wing.

Good basic composition, with good results

Greetings & TFS

Ed, you have pulled off a great shot here -- a Bee about to land on or backing away from a flower.
The technique you describe in your note works well. I too have done it twice, but with less clarity. Your shot is first rate.
It is evidenced by the clear view of pollen deposited on the Bee's legs. Its right eye is in perfect focus.
1/500 is not a particularly fast shutter speed, but it has worked for this image.
My belated welcome to you on TN.
All the best.


I Love the colors and the composition here. The position of the bee in flight within the frame is good and the sharpness too, no nits really

Goutham R

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  • [2009-07-04 9:16]

Wowwwww great shot. exceelent.

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