Baited Honeybees at 4x

Discussion in 'Bees' started by Dalantech, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Dalantech

    Dalantech New Member

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    Skip the text if you're not interested in my rambling about the technique. After the girls have been feeding on corn syrup for a while (about an hour) they learn to look for it on the pumpkin flowers. So I took a piece of one of the flowers, put it on a pumpkin leaf in a convenient spot, and put some corn syrup on it. With the flower petal at the edge of the leaf it was easier to get the low angles that I wanted for these 4x @ F11 images. Single frames (no stacking). Lots of depth due to the angle that I'm holding the camera (placing the area of acceptable focus as flat against the subject as possible). Lots of deleted frames due to the antenna -about a 4% keeper rate over two days of shooting (I'll post more frames this winter when the critters are gone).

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  2. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    Each picture you post is more wonderful than the next! Thanks for the share!

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  3. Dalantech

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    Thanks Charles :)

    You've got mail ;)