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Old 27th June 2016
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Beehive techniques?

Anyone dressed themselves up in a bee suit and gone snapping during "a manipulation"? (apparently the correct name for opening the hive up and having a shufty...)

Took a couple yesterday which were definitely short of light, so it looks like you need to flash at the girls...

Any other advice?

(may enter a competition if I can get it right)
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Re: Beehive techniques?

Don't get stung.
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Re: Beehive techniques?

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Don't get stung.
Too late!

First solo session with them I didn't do my suit up properly and ended up with four in the hood with me, and got stung four times! OUCH!
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Re: Beehive techniques?

And bee-have, less like to get stung!
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Re: Beehive techniques?

A ring light/flash is often the best way to get light into close up / macro shots.

A static position and OI.Share may help with proximity issues and lower the sting rate.
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Re: Beehive techniques?

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A ring light/flash is often the best way to get light into close up / macro shots.

A static position and OI.Share may help with proximity issues and lower the sting rate.
Will have another go next time we open up the hive, ring light and macro lens at the ready! The 60 was too long for general shots and with gloves and stuff on changing lenses is out of the question, never mind what a bee walking all over the sensor would do!

Still got the 45 macro so will try that next time.

Contemplating a flash unit and really cannot decide what to buy, the Metz macro unit looks quite good, however the serious macro people here seem to prefer conventional flashes and diffusers.....
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Re: Beehive techniques?

If it's a one off thing, get a torchlight.(flashlight).
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Re: Beehive techniques?

I shot a situation like this before, at around 640iso with the xpro 1 and 18mm 1.8. Just have your back to the light if possible
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