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Nov 11, 2015 15:26 |  #1

Technique: I had been trying, unsuccessfully, for a few weeks to get this shot. Every time I tried the bumblebee would just fly off. But I got a break in the weather after it rained almost two days, and the critters were more hungry than afraid. I was baiting them on a flower and after getting them acclimated to me I held my finger close to a bumblebee and it took the bait. I shot this horizontally knowing that I would turn it 90 degrees in post (easier for me than holding the camera vertically).

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Nov 11, 2015 15:59 |  #2

Wow good for you man! That is really cool and must have been fun to shoot.


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Nov 11, 2015 16:03 |  #3

Fantastic! I can't fathom how you held everything still to compose, focus and take the shot.


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Nov 12, 2015 02:20 |  #4

Thanks Oscar and Chet :)

Chet wrote in post #17780252 (external link)
...I can't fathom how you held everything still to compose, focus and take the shot.

I'm resting the lens on the same hand that the bee is feeding from, so everything is on the same "platform". Pretty easy once you get use to it.


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Nov 12, 2015 07:32 |  #5

Good job!

PS: I always like reading the story behind the photo, keep it up :)


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Nov 12, 2015 08:09 |  #6

wow!


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Nov 12, 2015 14:08 |  #7

Thanks Paulo and EKOEPP :)


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