Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: bee photography

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    bryan, texas
    Posts
    207

    Default bee photography

    group of us were discussing publication of photos and how we take them on the chat… i showed everyone what i would use if idid it…. nikon with extension bellows and a reversal ring for closeups of bees…

    but we're wanting to see how you take bee photos, what cameras u use, any stuff… specially closeup things…

    post equipment, brand, where u got it, how old it is, etc… and post photos you took with it.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Centerville, Utah, USA
    Posts
    287

    Default Re: bee photography

    I am interested to know this too. I am going to take some photos of my cousins bees this summer to practice on. I have a Nikon D7000, and a 70-300mm lens with a macro setting. I've not done much macro photography, but here was a spider I got in Hawaii, this was in December... I hope this works, I haven't posted a photo before.DSC_4316.jpg

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Worcester County, Massachusetts
    Posts
    4,068

    Default Re: bee photography

    I did a lot with Canon Digital Elph's of various vintages (from 3-16mp as time went on).

    I now have a Sony NEX C3 and a brand new NEX 6. I have the 30mm macro for this system, and the 16-50 zoom that is specific to the NEX 6 (the camera corrects some distortions in the lens...it's quite clever and works well).

    I also shoot with a lot of older Canon FD mount prime lenses (from 17 to 300mm) including a Vivitar series 1 105mm macro. I use a set of extension tubes for the FD mount, as well as a mount that allows the FD lens to mount backwards, and an adaptor that will allow a second lens to to mount face to face with the mounted lens.
    I got an LED ring light, but would like to get a proper ring flash.
    https://plus.google.com/photos/10136...ums?banner=pwa

    deknow
    "Imagine a world in which we are all enlightened by objective truths rather than offended by them."Neil Tyson

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
    Posts
    48,591

    Default Re: bee photography

    The photos on my web are nothing to brag about, but they were all taken with a digital elf. The most frustrating part of the elf was the lag between pushing the button and taking the picture. Maybe there is some way to bypass it, but I never figured it out and that camera has died now. When I look for a camera now, short lag time is my most important critera. You can't really capture a moment when the moment passes while the camera is making up it's mind...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Worcester County, Massachusetts
    Posts
    4,068

    Default Re: bee photography

    I found when using the Elphs that I did better to shoot in rapid fire mode...this allowed me to capture several moments within some dynamic thing that was going on (like a bee cleaning it's tongue) rather than trying to take the one frame I wanted. For macro work, it also allows you to move the camera towards and away from the subject to compensate for the lack of fine foucsing ability.

    deknow
    "Imagine a world in which we are all enlightened by objective truths rather than offended by them."Neil Tyson

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Concord, CA
    Posts
    4,401

    Default Re: bee photography

    This video on insect photography from UC Davis California is great.
    http://seminars.uctv.tv/Seminar.aspx?sid=23106
    Dan

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads