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Old 23rd February 2019
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Bif

I didn't realise just how difficult taking these was going to bee!

Maybee I need a new OM-D EM1X?















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You have done well....
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Re: Bif

Beehive? or is that beehave Nice shots.
Bees in flight hmm...? not sure my better half would go with that as a reason to buy an EM1X though
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Yup, its Mrs Walti s beehive l, even so they are moving in a way that makes it really difficult to get focus...

140 photos taken - first pass deleted 80 as totally out of focus or I missed the shot
45 deleted second pass as not really good enough,
Last pass took it down to those Ive shown - I really struggled but when I got it right the camera was fine - so more practice and my success rate would bee far better!
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Re: Bif

Some nice shots here.

Good to see that Mrs Walti is looking after our precious bees.
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Re: Bif

Cool.
Im glad our local bees are getting nurtured!
What sort of settings are you using?

I like photographing bees in the wild - I find the 300 with extension tubes works quite well, since you can keep your distance. Ive had some success with miner bees in the Broads, and several unusual species of bumbles on apple blossom in the Outer Hebrides.
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Cool.
Im glad our local bees are getting nurtured!
What sort of settings are you using?

I like photographing bees in the wild - I find the 300 with extension tubes works quite well, since you can keep your distance. Ive had some success with miner bees in the Broads, and several unusual species of bumbles on apple blossom in the Outer Hebrides.
Round the entrance like that they are difficult to photograph as they are moving quite quickly and erratically so Im struggling to track them, I need to set the focus limiter to stop the camera focussing on the background too.

But its mainly me rather than the camera that struggles!
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Re: Bif

As Mark (MJ224) said, you did well. I think that sort of challenge simply requires patience; lots of it.
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Re: Bif

When I take fast moving insects I use highest shutter speed possible on mf setting and use live view and my arms to achieve focus with low speed silent shutter.Many are out but its the best method for me, I also use similar method for eg kingfisher dive with pro-cap and viewfinder. old school habits die hard
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