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Apr 28, 2016 01:17 |  #1

Some recent solitary bee shots from the garden.
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Female miner bee Andrena sp.

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My favourite solitary bee a male mason bee Osmia caerulescens

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Male mine bee Andrena sp.

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Apr 28, 2016 01:40 |  #2

Really beautiful shots! I recently exchanged my telephoto zoom lens in for a macro and am already drawn to shooting bees. I noticed you focus stacked some of these. How do you get the bees to stay still long enough to do that, and handheld? Also what magnification were you at with these.


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Apr 28, 2016 01:57 |  #3

NateD wrote in post #17987758 (external link)
Really beautiful shots! I recently exchanged my telephoto zoom lens in for a macro and am already drawn to shooting bees. I noticed you focus stacked some of these. How do you get the bees to stay still long enough to do that, and handheld? Also what magnification were you at with these.

Thanks for the comments :)

If the bee is cold it will stay fairly still for focus stacks (I mean naturally cold - not from the fridge), I also shoot fairly quickly for stacks.
Think most of these shots are between 2:1 and 3:1 mag.
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Apr 28, 2016 02:05 |  #4

Excellent set Brian! 8-)

Osmia caerulescens is also my favorite Mason bee -witnessed the "birth" of them this year.


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Apr 28, 2016 02:59 |  #5

Wonderful work. Looks like if I'm to get anywhere with the bees I need to visit the UK and play your shadow!
You and Dalantech always make it look so easy.


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Apr 28, 2016 04:15 |  #6

I like the third one as I prefer photos where you can see everything, the fact that everything is in focus and in sharp makes it better. How many stacks was this? And what is your technique for taking them? When I am lucky enough to find something that can stack, I try to always have the same bit in the frame and just take several and hope for the best.




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Apr 28, 2016 09:22 |  #7

great looking series, Brian...


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Apr 28, 2016 16:53 |  #8

Wonderful shots Brian!

davholla wrote in post #17987827 (external link)
I like the third one as I prefer photos where you can see everything, the fact that everything is in focus and in sharp makes it better.

No it doesn't! Take a GOOD hard look at the other shots before you make that quick decision!:-)


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Apr 29, 2016 00:39 |  #9

Dalantech wrote in post #17987777 (external link)
Excellent set Brian! 8-)

Osmia caerulescens is also my favorite Mason bee -witnessed the "birth" of them this year.


MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17987805 (external link)
Wonderful work. Looks like if I'm to get anywhere with the bees I need to visit the UK and play your shadow!
You and Dalantech always make it look so easy.


davholla wrote in post #17987827 (external link)
I like the third one as I prefer photos where you can see everything, the fact that everything is in focus and in sharp makes it better. How many stacks was this? And what is your technique for taking them? When I am lucky enough to find something that can stack, I try to always have the same bit in the frame and just take several and hope for the best.


Natuurfreak wrote in post #17988057 (external link)
great looking series, Brian...


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Wonderful shots Brian!

No it doesn't! Take a GOOD hard look at the other shots before you make that quick decision!:-)

Thanks all for the comments - appreciated :)

MM - at least for me the amount of time I have to photograph and the variable UK weather pay a big part. Just the sun going behind a cloud can immobilise these little bees.

Davholla - I like taking a variety of angles of the subjects including some that are more ID type shots.
#3 was I think a 3 shot stack. I use the same technique with the MPE-65- focus on the near part take a shot but note where the shot is just going out of focus, move the camera forward until that part is in good focus and take the next shot. I'm also making sure the FOV is not changing.

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Apr 29, 2016 04:51 |  #10

LordV wrote in post #17988995 (external link)
Thanks all for the comments - appreciated :)

MM - at least for me the amount of time I have to photograph and the variable UK weather pay a big part. Just the sun going behind a cloud can immobilise these little bees.

Davholla - I like taking a variety of angles of the subjects including some that are more ID type shots.
#3 was I think a 3 shot stack. I use the same technique with the MPE-65- focus on the near part take a shot but note where the shot is just going out of focus, move the camera forward until that part is in good focus and take the next shot. I'm also making sure the FOV is not changing.

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I will have to try that this weekend, that is what Tony Northrup suggested but I have never quite got the technique right before.




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Apr 29, 2016 08:51 |  #11

Completely brilliant and features my favourite Bee. :D


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Apr 29, 2016 11:58 |  #12

A really wonderful set of pics of the .

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Apr 30, 2016 00:55 |  #13

Snowyman wrote in post #17989256 (external link)
Completely brilliant and features my favourite Bee. :D


LindaB wrote in post #17989488 (external link)
A really wonderful set of pics of the .

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Thanks for the comments Snowy and Linda - appreciated :)

Snowy- but which bee is your favourite ?

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Apr 30, 2016 21:35 |  #14

3 is my favorite


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May 01, 2016 00:44 |  #15

CanopicJar wrote in post #17991113 (external link)
3 is my favorite

Thanks Travis :)
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