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Old 17th April 2018
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

In Memorium: A Doomed Bumble Bee

It is not unusual to find bumble bees resting, motionless, sometime on plants, sometimes elsewhere. Yesterday I prodded one which was resting on the threshold of our garage door. It flew off, clearly not pleased to be disturbed.

The day before, I found this one resting among Aubretia flowers, a good source of nectar.

The previous day, I had taken some daylight shots of a similar, but very active, bee. With stereo pairs in mind, I though flash was essential, not least for adequate DOF.

Unfortunately, yesterday I found the bee dead where I had photographed it.

The stereo is crosseye.

Ideally, the lighting should be from the same position for each frame of a stereo pair, to avoid conflicting reflections, but this was not practical.

Olympus EM-1, Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/250 f13, twin flash, hand-held.


The body is willing but the mind is weak.
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