Bees in flight ?


Chrism8

Link Posted 19/07/2018 - 07:56
I plan to have a go sometime with the Cactus triggers and a RF60x or 2 and see if by using 1/2 or 1/4 power fairly close in I can freeze the wings, I expect the BG will go dark which isn't a problem and probably at a shutter speed over and above 1/200th sec.
Chris

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 19/07/2018 - 12:37
Great thread - really good to see different takes on the subject and such high quality results

Another approach is to use a 600mm lens and wait for the bees to enter the plane of focus...







...they don't quite freeze the wing movement perfectly (at 1/640th) but it's fun trying
LennyBloke

Chrism8

Link Posted 19/07/2018 - 13:18
...they don't quite freeze the wing movement perfectly (at 1/640th) but it's fun trying

Nicely done John, I had good fun with the 100 - 300 yesterday.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

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

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

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 19/07/2018 - 14:15
Chrism8 wrote:
...Nicely done John, I had good fun with the 100 - 300 yesterday.

Nice, natural shot - a lens I've never owned - don't tempt me Chris
LennyBloke

Chrism8

Link Posted 19/07/2018 - 14:25
a lens I've never owned - don't tempt me Chris

LOL, you know they are a corker and getting harder to find now
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

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

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

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

davidstorm

Link Posted 19/07/2018 - 23:31
It's good to see the different techniques evident in this thread, I use both flash and non flash for macro shots, but for Bees in flight I prefer the 'good light / no flash' route. I tend to use flash for static macro subjects, particularly things like Damselflies in the evening, when they are a bit less flighty, but there is insufficient natural light. Good results though from all the techniques used here.

Regards
David
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