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Flight of the SCRUFFY bumble bee.

By JackAllTog      
Another from the exercise yesterday, the reason for posting this slightly messy photo is the shutter speed 1/8000th and the wings are still not frozen in time. Apparently they beat their wings around 200 times a second.
Again this was with the YN-622C flash trigger.
All I need now is a tame bee that will fly in a pre-defined path in front of the macro lens i want to use - lol.

Tags: Flash Flight Bumble bee Flash and lighting

Voters: Armakk, RobertTurley, cantona43 and 7 more

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cantona43 Plus
14 927 4 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2014 9:32AM
It's still a super shot Jack, a difficult subject but looks great

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3 Aug 2014 11:29AM
this could be better but I have to say ... Don't know if you use Lightroom ... but have you tried opening the shadows a bit? I think this is actually fairly sharp but the shadows seem too dark!

Having tried a bee close-up before, it took me about 4-5 hours just to get a reasonably good one, which was worse than yours anyway Smile)

Keep at it mate!
3 Aug 2014 3:45PM
Well captured imageSmileSmileSmilepaul
JackAllTog Plus
10 5.7k 58 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2014 6:40PM
Hi Raf, gonzalito,

Good idea, i was focussing on isolating the backgrouund but i've uploaded some mods with less shadows and i like the detail in the bees fur. thanks for our ideas Smile

Best wishes all for comments and ideas.
Source 9
3 Aug 2014 11:07PM
An amazing capture
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