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Re: March 2020
« Reply #420 on: March 26, 2020, 21:14:29 »

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Re: March 2020
« Reply #421 on: March 26, 2020, 21:16:42 »
I am still existing, only work has kept me occupied ...
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Re: March 2020
« Reply #422 on: March 26, 2020, 21:18:18 »
Just sat in my garden, then noticed one by one, all the neighbourhood bees were coming down to drink from a small tub

Playing with my 300mm PF, D500 and Kenko extension tubes.
Quite a handful to frame & focus before the bee moves!


I can only recommend to use one of these full contact extension tubes, Dr. Lens has created. they feature VR and AF! But: As you are soooo fast you probably do not need these.
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Re: March 2020
« Reply #423 on: March 26, 2020, 21:38:32 »
Very nice bee Colin!

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Re: March 2020
« Reply #424 on: March 26, 2020, 22:25:51 »
Thanks Frank & Nasos.
(I'm not that fast but there was a steady supply of bees)

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Re: March 2020
« Reply #425 on: March 26, 2020, 22:28:53 »
Just sat in my garden, then noticed one by one, all the neighbourhood bees were coming down to drink from a small tub

Playing with my 300mm PF, D500 and Kenko extension tubes.
Quite a handful to frame & focus before the bee moves!


Wow! nice image
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Re: March 2020
« Reply #426 on: March 27, 2020, 04:22:18 »
Beautiful natural light in the bee shot, Colin!
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Re: March 2020
« Reply #427 on: March 27, 2020, 06:05:23 »
Just sat in my garden, then noticed one by one, all the neighbourhood bees were coming down to drink from a small tub

Playing with my 300mm PF, D500 and Kenko extension tubes.
Quite a handful to frame & focus before the bee moves!

Super shot, Colin!
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Re: March 2020
« Reply #428 on: March 27, 2020, 13:24:59 »
Thanks everyone.
I did a bit of insect macro work a few years ago with my D300 and 105VR and sometimes a ring flash.

Yesterday's was with the newer body, plus the 300mm and extension tubes.
But the things that really helped nail the shot were
- Plenty of thirsty bees (almost queing up at times!)
- Full sunshine (bright enough to shine through its abdomen, plus warmth to get them active)

Look carefully below the bee's head:
The orange shape is its tongue, dipping into the water.
There was no lapping - maybe it is hollow and they use it like a straw??

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Re: March 2020
« Reply #429 on: March 27, 2020, 16:21:35 »
March 27

From above



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Re: March 2020
« Reply #430 on: March 27, 2020, 17:23:14 »
Sunny

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Re: March 2020
« Reply #431 on: March 27, 2020, 17:55:35 »
a wow light today
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Re: March 2020
« Reply #432 on: March 27, 2020, 18:03:51 »
March 27

From above

What an amazing seed distribution technique (plus they must drop on people's head at some stage in the Spring eh Fons?

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Re: March 2020
« Reply #433 on: March 27, 2020, 18:19:22 »
What an amazing seed distribution technique (plus they must drop on people's head at some stage in the Spring eh Fons?

I always think they look like testes.

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Re: March 2020
« Reply #434 on: March 27, 2020, 18:54:02 »
Thanks everyone.
I did a bit of insect macro work a few years ago with my D300 and 105VR and sometimes a ring flash.

Yesterday's was with the newer body, plus the 300mm and extension tubes.
But the things that really helped nail the shot were
- Plenty of thirsty bees (almost queing up at times!)
- Full sunshine (bright enough to shine through its abdomen, plus warmth to get them active)

Look carefully below the bee's head:
The orange shape is its tongue, dipping into the water.
There was no lapping - maybe it is hollow and they use it like a straw??
maybe next time gently ask the bee to land a bit the left , so your frame is cleaner :)
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