Bee Fly.

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I had some better luck with the Bee Fly's today, what do you think. The at rest picture is 1:1 so you can get an idea of the size.

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200 f4 micro, D70. 1/500 f22, flashes.

Martin
 
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Thanks Gale, there just flying fuzz balls when you see them in the garden.

beaucamera said:
I think these are great, Martin. What did you do to slow these guys down so you could catch them "on the fly"?

Virginia
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Glad you like them Virginia, I use the SB-800 on a bracket with the SC-29 as master and I placed the SB-600 on my Gitzo 2220 with the arm extended and the flash over hanging the flowers. They both had mini soft boxes on.

It wasn't a lot of stopping power but they were hovering when the pictures were taken.

Maybe I will try with more flashes and use manual flash and get some better freezing action happening.

Martin
 
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Greg Giesing said:
Very nice, sounds like a lot of setup but obviously well worth it.
Thanks Greg, I hope I didn't make it sound to complicated, the reality of it since the flash and lens was on the camera and the other flash was on the tripod already was that I was out in the yard saw some insects flying around the flowers, I went inside grabbed the gear in one trip plopped down the tripod and sat down besides the flowers, dialed in some flash compensation since the flowers were very white and the Bee Fly showed up.

Some times it all goes easy and other times every shot is a struggle.

Martin
 
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Very good shots Martin. The eyes are absolutely amazing. They look like segmented headlights. 8)

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Wow Martin! You really use that 200mm well. I've tried a few bee-in-flight photos, and your's are the best, and most diverse I've seen. Thanks for the flash lesson.
 

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