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Old Jul 8, 2010, 4:14 PM   #1
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There where some bees hanging around a bush of lupines so this evening I tried getting some Bee In Flight shots.

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.

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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.

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These are really good Ronny!
I got one by accident yesterday, that turned out better than I thought it would but, no ware near this good.
The last one looks like he has a helicopter prop instead of wings.
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Really lovely shots Ronny - I can't make my mind up which one I like best they are all so good ! They remind me of Thunderbirds
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You should be! these are great!
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These are really good Ronny!
I got one by accident yesterday, that turned out better than I thought it would but, no ware near this good.
The last one looks like he has a helicopter prop instead of wings.
Thanks GW
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Really lovely shots Ronny - I can't make my mind up which one I like best they are all so good ! They remind me of Thunderbirds
Thanks Frogfish,

strange that you mention the thunderbirds, my first idea for the title of this post was Thunderbirds
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You should be! these are great!
Thanks penolta, and I'm am
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These are great, Ronnie. I haven't really used my camera much the past few months and had a heck of a time getting just my stationary ipod in the bad focus I posted it as in the challenge this month.

You did a wonderful job. I'll have to remember your techinque.

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An interesting way of doing it - I'll have to try that. I've never tried to take a bee in flight, I have one but it was an accident. I was taking a flower picture and the bee just flew by. These are really outstanding!
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thanks Patty

thanks Harriet
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