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tlove 13th September 2009 07:05 PM

Got a real buzz out of doing these...
 
Hi all

Like a lot of people on this forum, I've been having a go at photographing garden spiders lately (before they all disappear in the autumn), but as I like to photograph insects and all sorts of other bugs when I see them, I thought I'd be a little different and post some of my photos of bees I've taken very recently.

Hope you like them....

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P8272168.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P8221813.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P8221811.jpg

And finally:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P9052262.jpg

I don't think any exif info came over with them (typical :rolleyes:), but for those of you who do want to know, they were taken with the E-3, 50mm macro, EC-20 and ring flash.

Cheers for now

Thea

Adagio 13th September 2009 09:17 PM

Re: Got a real buzz out of doing these...
 
Wonderful images Thea. I particularly admire No 3.

Wreckdiver 13th September 2009 09:23 PM

Re: Got a real buzz out of doing these...
 
Lovely shots :tup

Me thinks me needs a ring flash now.

Steve

Nick Temple-Fry 13th September 2009 09:24 PM

Re: Got a real buzz out of doing these...
 
Lovely Images Thea.

Particularly as I find Bees difficult to take tidy images of.

Nick

EH1 14th September 2009 02:30 PM

Re: Got a real buzz out of doing these...
 
A stunning set of pictures! Well done ;)

Kiwi Paul 14th September 2009 03:32 PM

Re: Got a real buzz out of doing these...
 
Yes well done Thea, the ring flash seems to work well.

Paul

theMusicMan 14th September 2009 03:42 PM

Re: Got a real buzz out of doing these...
 
Smashing set there Thea, especially number 3 - what a lovely composition on that one, and it looks as though the ring flash did a great job for that one especially.

Who's_E 14th September 2009 04:20 PM

Re: Got a real buzz out of doing these...
 
Great photos, Thea

Bees move so fast and you have done really well there. While I like the "yellowness" and lack of colour in the first three and like number 2, I think I prefer the fourth image.

The forum theme this summer definitely appears to be multi-legged wildlife!

Nick

ringneck 14th September 2009 05:16 PM

Re: Got a real buzz out of doing these...
 
All brilliant ...but love #4 as the Bee stands out against the great
b/g.better.

Keith

JohnGG 14th September 2009 11:05 PM

Re: Got a real buzz out of doing these...
 
Excellent shots *yes

No. 3 for me as well!

Cheers,

JohnGG

gregles 14th September 2009 11:53 PM

Re: Got a real buzz out of doing these...
 
Beautiful shots.

tlove 15th September 2009 06:04 AM

Re: Got a real buzz out of doing these...
 
Thank you all very much - you're very kind :):):)

Bees are wonderful to photograph - if you watch them carefully and observe their visiting pattern on various flowers, you can then start to work out the best place/position to photograph them from. Then with a little quiet and patience you can get the photos you want - they're usually so busy they're not disturbed by you taking their picture.

It wasn't until I saw the photos on screen that I noticed just how much pollen some of them were covered in - it's just as well they don't get hay fever :D:D!

Thea

jdal 15th September 2009 04:38 PM

Re: Got a real buzz out of doing these...
 
Fabulous macros Thea, The rich yellows and complete ball of stamens in #3 is great, definitely a favourite.


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