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Bees

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Deadbear77, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Shot with 5n with vivitar 28/105 2.8

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Great shots. Love the 4th one. Well done. :)
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Pretty nice shots.
     
  4. Raul

    Raul TalkEmount Rookie

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    Feb 11, 2012
    Chihuahua, Mexico
    Great photos, looks like the one in the 5th caught you shooting at it.
     
  5. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Beautiful shots.

    Maybe your bees can meet my Chinese bees sometime.

    Taken with a 5n and the SEL 55-210mm

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  6. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Wow , yours are much better. I'm just starting out in this hobby. Did you use auto focus on those pictures? I've only been using legacy glass and manual focus. I do have the 18/55 but have only tried it once. The pics you have taken seem much more crisp. Thanks for sharing.


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  7. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    I don't think they are any better than yours. I think yours are great. I love that shot you got of the one flying away and the last one too.

    I use the auto-focus to get me close then manually focus on magnified view to try and get the damn bee in focus before it buggers off. I'm generally flaying away here and no idea what I'm doing but some shots come out nicely.

    I think a difference in our shots is that the flowers my bees were on were a little away from the background grasses and other plants making the bee and flower more isolated and your yellow bee and yellow flowers don't stand out as much the red bee with the uhh (man alert! Don't know colours) purplish flowers.

    I've only used SEL lenses so far (I'm just starting out too) so I'm not sure how much the OSS is a factor. I really want to give manual lenses a go but I'm waiting until the beginning of the year when I return home (I'm an expat) for a visit to scrounge through my father's old Nikkor and Vivitar lenses and see what he had.

    Thanks for letting post photos in your thread.
     
  8. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
  9. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Yes!! You are welcome in my post anytime brother. Keep up the great work.

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  10. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    nice additions

    Nice to see people out and about.