A Caveat about Bees (Two Photographs)

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I take many photos of bees working away at flowers. I have discovered that bees in flight are another matter altogether. Unlike birds in flight, bees have many moving parts, and to my surprise a less predictable flight path. A much much higher shutter speed, 1/800th would help. The second photograph is the best I have managed and the challenge is on for the coming summer.

6 responses

  1. Great shot of a honey bee with full pollen sacs.

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    March 11, 2020 at 11:13 am

  2. Earthwatcher

    Bees are wonderful. I think you nee a shutter speed of 1/1000 or 1/2000 if you want stop action. I’ve only ever gotten 1 good stop action bee in flight after many, many tries. Keep on trying.

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    March 11, 2020 at 5:41 pm

  3. zannyro

    Love the blue of the wings moving…sometimes I like that even better than absolute precision.

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    March 11, 2020 at 5:55 pm

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