Bee Flight Path - Time Lapse
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  1. #1
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    Default Bee Flight Path - Time Lapse

    I thought this was pretty cool.

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    Default Re: Bee Flight Path - Time Lapse

    That is cool. I saw that done with birds. I think it was a Smithsonian magazine.

    Alex
    Ten years of Beekeeping before varroa. Started again spring of 2014.

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    Default Re: Bee Flight Path - Time Lapse

    That traffic pattern would keep any controller on the edge of his chair.

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    Default Re: Bee Flight Path - Time Lapse

    way cool. Thanks, J

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    Default Re: Bee Flight Path - Time Lapse

    How was this photo taken?
    ks

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    Default Re: Bee Flight Path - Time Lapse

    The obvious answer is "With a Camera.."

    To get the effect you need to take a series of time lapse photos and use Photoshop "Stacking" automated process (or the same in another software). I've heard it referred as a "TStack", but terminology changes.

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    Default Re: Bee Flight Path - Time Lapse

    Interesting picture. Thanks for posting it.

    My beeyard is in a wooded area. Yesterday I sat out in the bee yard and watched the bees flying in and out through a 40-foot wide gap high in the tree canopy. There was virtually no breeze at all. It was very easy to see the flight of the bees against the blue sky. The curious thing was, very few of the bees flew in a "beeline". Occasionally, an outgoing bee would fly in a straight line, but most would fly in gently curving arcs.

    The incoming bees would become visible a couple hundred feet out, and would all be flying in more tightly curved arcs, zigging and zagging on the way in. It reminded me of WWII bombers avoiding anti-aircraft fire. Better, skiers going down a slope through deep powder. I don't know if they are avoiding other bees, they are overloaded with nectar, or something else. Perhaps they always do this, and I never noticed.

    The picture above reveals a couple of those arcs. I would be interesting to a picture of bees flying in from long range.
    Last edited by clong; 05-08-2019 at 12:14 PM.

  9. #8
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    Default Re: Bee Flight Path - Time Lapse

    Super Cool!!!

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    Default Re: Bee Flight Path - Time Lapse

    Very cool picture! Thanks for posting!

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