Honeybee On Calistimon
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badis




Location: Versoix GR
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Springtime in Greece. I couldn't approach closer than 2.5 metres, because the bees would pick another plant. I took my chances with the 80-400 handheld VR on. I went Manual at f11 for better depth of field and sharpness (f8-f11 being ideal settings for 80-400 lens sharpness), 1/800 for freezing the bee but not her wings. D300 calculated ISO1,100. I set the camera to CM, (Continued High). I focused carefully on the blossomed Calistimon and waited. The moment the bee entered in my viewfinder, I started shooting. It took me several bees, around 30min. and around 50 shots to get the bee sharply focused and rightly positioned.
· Date: Mon 5-May-2008 · Views: 335 · Filesize: 98.7KB, 294.3KB · Dimensions: 1800 x 1078 ·
Keywords: Honeybee, Bee, Insect, Nature, Close up, Callistemon, Bugs
Camera: D300
Lens & Filters: Nikkor 80-400VR
ISO: 1,100
Aperture: f11
Shutter speed: 1/800
Location: Filothei Greece
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