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Uploaded 21-Feb-15
Taken 17-Dec-14
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Keywords:animal, bee, bloom, bombus, bug, bumble, bumble-bee, bumblebee, flower, honey, insect, macro, nature, pink, pollen, pollination, single, summer, wild, wildlife, wing, yellow
Photo Info

Dimensions7000 x 5484
Original file size5.9 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken17-Dec-14 16:37
Date modified17-Dec-14 16:37
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 6D
Focal length100 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/160 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 250
Metering modePattern
bumblebee feeding

bumblebee feeding

Although landscapes were my priority whilst in New Zealand, if you know me, I ensured I had a macro lens with me. Whilst there, I saw (and heard) MANY bumblebees. Although not native, they were the predominant bee species I saw. Photographing them was a challenge. I did not have my flash brackets so the challenge was to have a camera in one hand and a wirelessly triggered flash in the other, and then try to shoot a small irregularly moving subject and get it in focus. I would have been happy with one successful shot. Patience (and some frustration) was rewarded with me getting quite a few.