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Old 19-01-2020, 05:02 PM
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Some bee shots

I haven't had time to use my telescope for astro work so I took some shots of bees.
This one came out well.
It's with a Canon EOS 1000d with a 300mm telephoto
at about 1 meter away.
It's cropped out of the main picture but is full size.
The bee was heading towards a Lamb's Ears flower head.


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Good shot love it
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Old 22-01-2020, 05:19 PM
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Good shot love it



Thanks Alan,
taking shots of bees is not easy.
They fly around so quickly that focus is a problem.
Finally I worked it out.
Full sun lets me use auto focus in sports mode.
That frame was only 1/2000th of a second.
Just hold the button down & spin off 4 to 5 shots -
one of them was good.

I didn't even have a macro lens but a telephoto did the job quite well.



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Old 23-01-2020, 02:33 PM
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Nice shooting, must be a bit hard with a subject that wont stand still, well done.

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Old 23-01-2020, 05:25 PM
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Nice shooting, must be a bit hard with a subject that wont stand still, well done.

Leon



Hi Leon,

Yes - getting them is a fluke.
I took about 150 shots to get the 10 shots I showed.
I used all different camera modes and techniques.

Out of all those 150 shots only the one posted here was good
enough to put on display to the camera buffs on this forum.


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That is an excellent photo.
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Nailed it !
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Nailed it !

Thanks Bob,
here's another one which I think is not too bad.
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I love bee shots
..years ago I had many..and spiders.
Great work.
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I love bee shots
..years ago I had many..and spiders.
Great work.
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Thanks - macro shots are challenging and interesting.
Please post some of yours.


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MY photos were 35 mm and lost maybe forty years ago.
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