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Bumblebee

September 29, 2012

A/K/A Bombus terrestris

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Erich permalink
    September 29, 2012 8:46 pm

    Ok…time to share photography details now that you seem comfortable with your Nikon!
    I am assuming you are shooting with your 5100 and the bee was on your Thai basil.

    • September 29, 2012 9:17 pm

      Yes, with full 200 zoom, on a tripod and using the machine gun shutter setting. 75 Frames gave me about a dozen keepers and these are the better ones. I cropped them with the exception of the “in flight” one.
      Late this afternoon I went out and the lighting was good (thin cloud cover for a nice softbox effect and the basil was covered up; there were 3 or 4 dozen bumbles on the bed along with many more honey bees. Too tempting to pass up

  2. Genene permalink
    September 29, 2012 9:21 pm

    Fabulous photos!!

    • September 30, 2012 6:46 am

      Thank you!

  3. Brent Eamer permalink
    October 1, 2012 6:04 am

    That first one looks like a windy F14 Carrier Landing

    Amazing work

    • October 1, 2012 7:06 am

      Yes, but he needs to get that tailhook down

  4. October 1, 2012 9:35 am

    More amazing shots, Great camera work!

    • October 1, 2012 9:36 am

      Thanks!

  5. Clay permalink
    October 5, 2012 10:32 am

    The in-flight shot is amazing!

    • October 5, 2012 8:05 pm

      Lucy Shot but i’ll take it

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