Bumble Bee in Flight by Renee Dawson

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Canon Rebel EOS XTi & 100mm f/2.8 macro lens

I spent countless hours the past 2 summers trying to obtain that certain bee in flight shot. I have several images but none of them were quite what I had hoped for and envisioned. The 70-200 faster lens was used, the macro with and without flash – every shutter speed setting, DOF, you name it…I tried it! I also assumed I could not obtain a focused in flight shot using my macro, with flash, and a 1/200 ss. I believe I was wrong :o) Even with the proper settings, and prime conditions, obtaining the proper timing with these busy little bees is an art in itself!
Bugs are Beautiful


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I love nature, animals & art. I offer on-location, and in studio, family & pet photography sessions in the Bay of Quinte area & commission digital paintings of people & pets worldwide.

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  • Renee Dawson
    Renee Dawsonalmost 6 years ago

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasalmost 6 years ago

    Great capture of this bee in flight!

  • Thank you very much Stephen!

    – Renee Dawson

  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkalmost 6 years ago

    OMG….You rock GF….Exceptional work!

  • Thank you sweetheart :o) Yay – and I didn’t even have to crop it. Happy day!

    – Renee Dawson

  • police370
    police370almost 6 years ago

    Very good. I know this can be hard to do as I have failed many times.

  • Thanks so much Jim. One thing photography teaches you…patience, and lots of it. Speaking of such, I think you are the King of patience :o)

    – Renee Dawson

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 6 years ago

    Precious widdle thing!!!!! Sooooo adorable!!!! Wowzer, talk about timing!!!!!! WHEEE!!!!

  • Thanks hun xo

    – Renee Dawson

  • Jemma Ryan
    Jemma Ryanalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous!! I love the composition and colours! I to have tried and failed this Lol. Great work!

  • Thank you! Keep trying…only took me 2 summers…lol

    – Renee Dawson

  • sigfusson
    sigfussonalmost 6 years ago

    Well my dear, I think your patience paid off big time! Just look at the crispness of this image and get a load of the pollen he’s collected hanging from his leg! Great work Renee. Cheers, S.

  • Thanks so very much Sandra! xo

    – Renee Dawson

  • pepper2008
    pepper2008almost 6 years ago

    Wow,outstanding shot

  • Thank you Darryl :o)

    – Renee Dawson

  • Lesley  Hill
    Lesley Hillalmost 6 years ago

    Renee, this is wonderful! Stunning capture!

  • Thank you Lesley!

    – Renee Dawson

  • Corina Daniela Obertas
    Corina Daniela...almost 6 years ago

    Fabulous Renee!

  • Thank you Corina :o)

    – Renee Dawson

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