Bee bothering with a 420mm lens


Link Posted 01/05/2021 - 23:25
Someone recently put a 1.4x converter on their DA*300 and went bird bothering with excellent results. Since we have more bees
than birds (marauding pussy cats) I thought I would do the same. The camera is a K3ii at ISO200, lens set at f7.1.

I think the popular term for this would be "Incoming!" ....

In which case, this one would be "outgoing!"

Nearly all bumble bees since the honey bee hive in the big willow tree failed to survive this winter.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Link Posted 02/05/2021 - 07:21
Superbly well captured, thought I'd bee the first

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM


Link Posted 02/05/2021 - 12:41
Excellent, so lifelike it's almost like beeing there.

Let'a hope they were beehiving themselves.
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 02/05/2021 - 12:42


Link Posted 02/05/2021 - 21:05
Good to see them engaging in their natural beehaviour.

Reminds me of a song by the late, great Arthur Askey:
"Oh, what a glorious thing to be
A healthy, grown-up, busy-busy bee
Whiling away the passing hours
Pinching all the pollen from the cauliflowers"

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