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#1 goran h

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 06:21 PM

Yesterday JoJu had pictures of bees in flight in a thread. :o Wow, I like that
Last two summers I spent lots of time trying to shoot bumblebees in flight- lots of shots, don´t know how many thousands, but I got some keepers. Used a Pana GX8 and Oly 60/f2.8 macro. With the setting 4k-photo (30b/s) I could catch the bumblebees sometimes.
Just wonder how many on this forum have experience from shooting bees, bumblebees and other insects (yes JoJu, Daves cl... and Stopping down), but someone else?
Here are two pictures from 2017:

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:24 AM

    I've been trying to get that great bumble bee shot for ever!

 

      ....a close frame filling shot   .....high shutter speeds are needed, around 1/2500 sec...

 

  .......small apertures are needed to get the depth of field leading to the inevitable high ISOs.

 

  It's a great way to shoot off a thousand images only to find you have got not one perfect example....well after much shutter wear I finally got this one!

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:37 AM

And where are the wings?  :huh:

 

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Cool shot!



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:39 AM

      However Humming moths are easier to catch....this ones's a Broad-bordered bee Hawkmoth! 

 

 

    Here at least you can see the wings!!!

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:52 AM

:blink:

 

Stunning! Because of a ton of cool details and one for sure is the wings with their transparency which still shows it's legs. Wow.



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:57 AM

Is you humming moth a colleague to this one?

 

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here it's called a "pigeon taily" (taily meaning the same belittlement as "thingy").


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 02:55 PM

    I've been trying to get that great bumble bee shot for ever!

 

      ....a close frame filling shot   .....high shutter speeds are needed, around 1/2500 sec...

 

  .......small apertures are needed to get the depth of field leading to the inevitable high ISOs.

 

  It's a great way to shoot off a thousand images only to find you have got not one perfect example....well after much shutter wear I finally got this one!

 

Most often I set shutterspeed to 1/1000 and aperture 1/f4 - 1/f5.6 and ISO not higher than 800 (both pictures I posted yesterday),  but here are two pics with different settings. The first one is from 2016: 1/1600, f/5.6, ISO 800. The second one from this year where the bumblebee is just leaving the flower: 1/640, 1/f5.6, ISO 800.  Attached File  04P1050450a.jpg   104.97KB   1 downloadsAttached File  45 P1090142c.jpg   170.45KB   1 downloads



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:15 PM

Could it be that your screen is set to very bright? One of the bumblebees is very dark



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:34 PM

    Bruvvers I shouldn't wonder!    ;)



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:48 PM

Could it be that your screen is set to very bright? One of the bumblebees is very dark


This bumblebee is dark - black and orange.

www.bumblebee.org home page:
Bombus lapidarius is probably the most easily recognised species with its black body and bright orange tail.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:50 PM

Could it be that your screen is set to very bright? One of the bumblebees is very dark


This bumblebee is dark - black and orange.

www.bumblebee.org home page:
Bombus lapidarius is probably the most easily recognised species with its black body and bright orange
tail.


 



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:55 PM

Could it be that your screen is set to very bright? One of the bumblebees is very dark

 

This bumblebee is dark - black and orange.

 

www.bumblebee.org home page:

Bombus lapidarius is probably the most easily recognised species with its black body and bright orange tail. 


Could it be that your screen is set to very bright? One of the bumblebees is very dark


This bumblebee is dark - black and orange.

www.bumblebee.org home page:
Bombus lapidarius is probably the most easily recognised species with its black body and bright orange
tail.



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:12 PM

Could it be that your screen is set to very bright? One of the bumblebees is very dark


This bumblebee - Bombus Lapidarus - is dark, black an orange.

see: www.bumblebee.org home page

Could it be that your screen is set to very bright? One of the bumblebees is very dark


This bumblebee - Bombus Lapidarus - is dark, black an orange.

see: www.bumblebee.org home page
 



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:16 PM

This bumblebee - Bombus lapidarus - is dark, black and orange.

see. www.bumblebee.org home page



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:20 PM

This bumblebee - bombus lapidarus - is dark, black and red

 

www.bumblebee.org home page


This bumblebee - bombus lapidarus - is dark, black and red

 

www.bumblebee.org home page



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:32 PM

I think I would have been able to understand you first post. So, you not only have a very bright screen but also a mouse with continuous shooting mode? How many cps? (clicks/second)  :D

 

Yes, the bumble bee is dark and orange, no doubt, but just compare the two specimen in your two pictures - one is (to me) a normal bumblebee, the other an underexposed.


[EDIT]: Now I understand. It's not your high frequency mouse, but the forum software duplicates texts...  :lol:



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:38 PM

I think I would have been able to understand you first post. So, you not only have a very bright screen but also a mouse with continuous shooting mode? How many cps? (clicks/second)  :D

 

Yes, the bumble bee is dark and orange, no doubt, but just compare the two specimen in your two pictures - one is (to me) a normal bumblebee, the other an underexposed.


[EDIT]: Now I understand. It's not your high frequency mouse, but the forum software duplicates texts...  :lol:

Are you funny???

I don´t know what happened to my computer



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:12 PM

Nothing happened to your computer. Nearly nothing, the one thing thta happened is the "new OpticaLLimits" forum under construction. If you're not sure if your post has been accepted just hit STRG + R to regenearet the browser (and before, you select all your text and copy it to the clipboard in case the forum sofwtare east your text)

 

The posts #10 until #15 were send multiple times.



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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:09 AM

Is you humming moth a colleague to this one?

 

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here it's called a "pigeon taily" (taily meaning the same belittlement as "thingy").

Hey, that's my moth you have there :)

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21ouliUmzDU.jpgI have to admit my shots aren't as impressive as yours, ofc. :)
(1D Mark IV + Tamron 70-300/4-5.6 VC)
I wonder if the Canon 100-400 I have now is the way to go for similar shooting in the future? (with extension tube of course)

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