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Bumblebee Fly By

Bumblebee Fly By
Bumblebee Fly By

Catching a Bumble Bee Fly By with a macro lens is sort of like catching a fly in chopsticks. It’s a very similar anticipation of where the bee is going to be. Notice I’m focusing in front of the flower. The focal depth is a plane about 1/2 inch thick so either side of that and the bee is out of focus (timing). Bees wings are very fast swinging a 90 degree arc at 230 beats a second. You need really bright sun to freeze this action with any camera.

In the garden with the Hollyhocks taking over….

Location: Bliss Dinosaur Ranch, Wyoming Montana borderlands

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Bumble Bee Stare Down

Bumble Bee Stare Down
Bumble Bee Stare Down

Good Morning from the center of a Hollyhock Flower where this Bumble Bee is having a Stare Down with the big eye 9 inches from his eye.

This is about as close as I’m going to get with this lens. I have an ultra macro but I think it focuses about 2 inches away….. ….hummmm….
Location: Bliss DInosaur Ranch, Wyoming/Montana borderlands……