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Shoot it - Flight of the Bumblebee

See also butterflies and moths, beetles, true flies, other hymenopterans, other insects
Why do this?
Well to see quite what you can capture with a standard digital camera without the use of specialist superfast multi-flash equipment - high speed shutters - infrared bug detectors that fire off the kit automatically when an insect is in just the right spot.... yeah, all that studio stuff.
These are down and dirty, out in the wild, shoot 'em as thay come naturally......

enjoy

Bumblebee... takeoff! Bumblebee...  takeoff!
Started with setting the shutter speed to the max 1/640 and left the App. to it's own devices... and pumped the flash to maximum, you'll see these are often overexposed... or the flowers are washed out.
But IMHO some have charms or their own.... all are manual focus.
Bumblebee,  bum...ble shot Bumblebee,  bum...ble shot Bumblebee,  bum...ble shot Bumblebee,  bum...ble shot
Bumblebee,  landing Bumblebee,  landing Bumblebee,  landing Bumblebee,  landing
Bumblebee,  landing Bumblebee,  backview Bumblebee,  frontview
Bumblebee,  avoiding cobweb Bumblebee,  avoiding cobweb
S 1/640, App. Automatic, flash 0 (flash setting, not no flash!), Manual focus
Bumblebee Bumblebee Bumblebee,  landing Bumblebee,  landing
Bumblebee... landing Bumblebee...  landing
S 1/640 A5.6 flash 0 (flash setting, not no flash!), Manual focus
Bumblebee... backview Bumblebee...  backview Bumblebee... homing in Bumblebee...  homing in
Bumblebee... look at that tongue! Bumblebee...  look at that tongue! Bumblebee... landing Bumblebee...  landing
Bumblebee... Bumblebee... Bumblebee Bumblebee...
Bumblebee... Bumblebee...
Bumblebee...
S 1/640 A5.6 flash -2, Manual focus
Bumblebee...coming right at ya Bumblebee...coming right at ya
Bumblebee...landing on heather
S 1/640 A7.1, Manual focus
Below some misc shots.... not all flight shots! Taken before the quest of the flight shot had been seriously engaged.....
Bumblebee... coming in for a landing Bumblebee... Wormit Bumblebee... Wormit Bumblebee... Wormit

Bumblebee... after a summer shower Bumblebee... after a summer shower Bumblebee... after a summer shower

current picture count 46

Last Modified Monday January 29 2007
tracey@r2-dvd.org
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