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Runmonty
01-25-2020, 10:17 PM
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The lower cost option of drone photography


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49441985216_2b6b88be59_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ik26EY)bees (https://flic.kr/p/2ik26EY) by Dwayne (https://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49441515533_e709c15f43_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ijYG3Z)bee (https://flic.kr/p/2ijYG3Z) by Dwayne (https://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49441498068_3cf4db4cda_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ijYARS)bee (https://flic.kr/p/2ijYARS) by Dwayne (https://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49441987181_465038722c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ik27fR)bee (https://flic.kr/p/2ik27fR) by Dwayne (https://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

Marko
01-28-2020, 11:14 PM
Real sharp and lovely RM - 1 is my fave but all 4 rock.
2nd fave is 2 - I dig the bee's curvy quality !
well done

mbrager
01-29-2020, 02:05 PM
These are excellent, well lit and well focused with nicely blurred backgrounds. What lens are you using? They don't quite seem like macro lens shots.

Runmonty
01-29-2020, 02:58 PM
Thanks Marko & MB.

They are tricky guys to photograph, as they were very active and not a bit laconic like they can be sometimes. Still I find the process of shooting bees somewhat therapeutic as I am concentrating and also have to be patient, so it becomes quite absorbing.

I find it takes a lot of experimentation to get the right camera settings in these situations.

Good eye MB . I took quite a few with my macro lens but I was getting better results using my 70-200 zoom with an extension tube. These are all taken with the 70-200. All have a fairly severe crop (thus the tricky balance of keeping the iso as low as possible, while still trying to have a small aperture and fast shutter speed). This is one of the few situations where I shoot full manual.

zombiesniper
02-23-2020, 08:30 AM
Great set.

Nice detail. I really need to take my 70-200 out more.

Runmonty
02-23-2020, 02:58 PM
Thanks Zombiesniper.

I love my 70-200