BIF - Bugs In Flight

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Sandy Vongries, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    Had thought about this for a while - tried with some success a week ago. Wife away for a seminar, just me & the critters, so tried a few times. Most were successful, at least to a degree. No flash, just excellent local light D 7200 with AF Nikkor 75-300 Micro. All shot single. A bit of anticipation and reaction speed. Feel free to post examples - pretty sure some of you have better!
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  2. BBIFF*
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    *Bee Bug in Fuzzy Flight
     
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  3. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    Nice, we mostly have Cabbage Butterflies.
    Was either slow & he landed or too quick & he hadn't lifted off..
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    One was chasing the other. And I chased after them.
     
  5. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    Excellent ! The bee looks very sharp. A closer crop might show him off a bit more?
     
  6. oops. This would be so nice if the bug got focused.
     
  7. For sure, this was not planned, the bee just flew into the foreground as I was shooting, hence the "fuzzy" in every sense
     
  8. Well, this took me three days of chasing bugs. This is really hard and I so impressed by what everyone else took. DSC_9659 (1024x911).jpg
     
  9. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    Believe it or not, it gets easier with practice. I never go for very long, and don't take more than a couple of dozen shots. I can feel if I'm "on" or not. I'll be posting another thread.
     
  10. i think number two is the best thanks :*
     
  11. Not exactly "in flight", in fact this Monarch has yet to take his first flight. He emerged from his cocoon an hour early and was stretching and drying his wings prior to his first flight. You can see another Monarch cocoon in the background. You can tell he's male from the black spots on his wings. I cleared an area for butterfly friendly flowers two years ago and raise hordes of Monarch's each year since then. One Swamp Milkweed plant had 11 caterpillars recently.

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  12. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

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