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Apr 06, 2016 01:18 |  #1

Some shots of a female and then a male miner bees on a Euphorbia shrub. Andrena sp.
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Apr 06, 2016 03:26 |  #2

Super shots Brian and great to see them.

You did much better than me, I have only managed a couple of not so good shots as they are very skittish. Had a few emerge from the lawn on Sunday.

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Apr 07, 2016 00:48 |  #3

LindaB wrote in post #17962432 (external link)
Super shots Brian and great to see them.

You did much better than me, I have only managed a couple of not so good shots as they are very skittish. Had a few emerge from the lawn on Sunday.

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Thanks Linda.
Luckily I caught them in marginal conditions for flying.
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Apr 07, 2016 03:00 |  #4

Really nice set Brian.




  
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Apr 07, 2016 15:56 |  #5

Beauties, Brian!


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Apr 08, 2016 00:43 |  #6

SteB wrote in post #17963406 (external link)
Really nice set Brian.


Worcester Lad wrote in post #17963930 (external link)
Beauties, Brian!

Thanks for the comments :)
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Apr 08, 2016 10:28 |  #7

Awesome, how did you keep your camera on same frame when you take those pictures on hand?


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Apr 09, 2016 01:27 |  #8

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Awesome, how did you keep your camera on same frame when you take those pictures on hand?

Thanks :)

I'm holding the plant in my left hand and resting the lens on that hand. This gives a pretty stable platform to keep the FOV constant and allow fine focusing by moving the camera. It also allows you to manipulate the foliage the bug is on.
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Apr 09, 2016 08:26 |  #9

I really like how the leaf leads my eye into the subject on those last two frames Brian 8-)


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Apr 09, 2016 10:25 |  #10

Wonderful shots Brian.


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Apr 10, 2016 00:52 |  #11

Dalantech wrote in post #17965718 (external link)
I really like how the leaf leads my eye into the subject on those last two frames Brian 8-)


Lester Wareham wrote in post #17965821 (external link)
Wonderful shots Brian.

Thanks John and Lester for looking and commenting :)
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Apr 11, 2016 10:05 |  #12

LordV wrote in post #17965546 (external link)
Thanks :)

I'm holding the plant in my left hand and resting the lens on that hand. This gives a pretty stable platform to keep the FOV constant and allow fine focusing by moving the camera. It also allows you to manipulate the foliage the bug is on.
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Very interesting, in my case, the insect jumped or moved a little bit when the flash fire.


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Apr 12, 2016 00:33 |  #13

philubonmat wrote in post #17968106 (external link)
Very interesting, in my case, the insect jumped or moved a little bit when the flash fire.

Yes some flies can be rather flash sensitive but bees and hoverflies don't seem to be bothered.
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