Author Topic: Takeoff from dandelion  (Read 218 times)

Ezio

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Takeoff from dandelion
« on: February 26, 2023, 18:41:12 »
Hi, many years ago I photographed bees on dandelions. Finding the right moment is not easy, but observing the behavior of insects can help.
I noticed that just before taking off, the bee cleans the pollen out of its eyes with its front legs. In this way I was able to anticipate the shot and freeze the action.
Before I had many shots without bees, this way you get good pictures.
Nikon D80 micro-nikkor 60mm @ f25 1/200s 100 ISO - flash SB400
Ezio


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Re: Takeoff from dandelion
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2023, 01:59:15 »
Very well done!

Tom Hook

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Re: Takeoff from dandelion
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2023, 02:10:51 »
Very well done!
I agree with you Bob. Also, interesting information on the behavior of the bee.

Matthew Currie

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Re: Takeoff from dandelion
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2023, 05:24:50 »
Good tip.  I eagerly await the bees and the end of snow.

Erik Lund

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Re: Takeoff from dandelion
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2023, 13:25:27 »
Very well captured! I know several people would love to hear more about your technique!
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Re: Takeoff from dandelion
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2023, 01:09:05 »
Thank you for sharing this great image and the result of your keen observation of the bee's behavior!
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Re: Takeoff from dandelion
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2023, 07:39:23 »
Beauty of a shot !