Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Close-ups

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 8, 2010, 3:15 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
rhermans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Antwerp - Belgium
Posts: 3,454
Default Some BeeIF's

There where some bees hanging around a bush of lupines so this evening I tried getting some Bee In Flight shots.

Pentax K20d + Kiron105mm + dual flash , hand held.

Most of the shots are with the lens set between 3:1 en 2:1 macro.

At closer than 2:1 I donít see enough in the viewfinder to follow what is happening and when the bee is in focus.

I just focus on a bee that is sitting on a flower then move the center of the frame away from the bee,
in the direction I guess it will move, and when it flies of I try to follow it and get a in focus shot before it lands again.

Thats enough talk here are the results.

#1


#2


#3


#4


#5


larger sizes , exif at http://rhermans.smugmug.com/keyword/i i f

I never expected these results, so Iím really happy with them.

Somehow it seemed easier than it looked.

Any C&C or remarks on how you would get them in focus always welcome.

Cheers

Ronny
__________________
rhermans is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 8, 2010, 8:58 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Torgny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northeast Passage 10; Gothenburg, Sweden, Northern Europe, Planet Earth, Outskirts of Milky Way, Uni
Posts: 10,042
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rhermans View Post
There where some bees hanging around a bush of lupines so this evening I tried getting some Bee In Flight shots.

Pentax K20d + Kiron105mm + dual flash , hand held.

Most of the shots are with the lens set between 3:1 en 2:1 macro.

At closer than 2:1 I don’t see enough in the viewfinder to follow what is happening and when the bee is in focus.

I just focus on a bee that is sitting on a flower then move the center of the frame away from the bee,
in the direction I guess it will move, and when it flies of I try to follow it and get a in focus shot before it lands again.

Thats enough talk here are the results.

#1


#2


#3


#4


#5


larger sizes , exif at http://rhermans.smugmug.com/keyword/i i f

I never expected these results, so I’m really happy with them.

Somehow it seemed easier than it looked.

Any C&C or remarks on how you would get them in focus always welcome.

Cheers

Ronny

Ronny,

Extraordinary pictures. Not easy to catch. Visited your Smugmug site - lots of fine pictures. Endurance pays off. A little luck isn't wrong.

Torgny

I found this picture of yours spectacular. I can take it away if you don't want it here
Attached Images
 
__________________

"Every man", he says thoughtfully, "should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life". And then, once again, he laughs at himself. (About Werner Herzog) TTL Photography (True To Life Pictures) My Zenfolio Photo site is at http://torgnydellsen.zenfolio.com/

The pictures are optimized for slideshows. The slideshow button is at the upper right. Please use your loudspeakers. There is some music, progressive music from the seventies in the different galleries.
Allagerillagallallerilly!

Torgny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 9, 2010, 3:20 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
rhermans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Antwerp - Belgium
Posts: 3,454
Default

Thanks Torngy,

don't mind that you added that picture. If was my first insect in flight (april 2007) and took me almost the complete afternoon to get it.

Later on I tried to make similar shots that but they never where good enough (imho).

Then I stopped trying.

Now I thought maybe ... and ... I already said it I'm really happy with the results
__________________
rhermans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 16, 2010, 8:17 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Goldwinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Winter Haven, Florida
Posts: 6,515
Default

I remember these from the other site but, I still have to say how much I like them.
Good going Ronny!
__________________
GW

Life's a breeze on a Goldwing...
Goldwinger is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 5:45 PM.