Saturday, June 30, 2012

2012, Day 182 - Fuzzy friends

I know that bird in flight are hard for photographers to capture but insects in flight are so much harder.  It is difficult to track such a small subject which means you have to be really close to them and it is made all the more difficult because they don't move fluidly like birds tend to.  The weave back and forth, up and down, dart in and out of cover.  It can be frustrating so this image is a triumph.  I chased bees around for quite a while watching and waiting, trying to anticipate their movement and I finally caught this little booger.  I like how the fuzziness of the bee is echoed on the flower, they make nice companions.

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f5.6, 1/1600 sec @ 320 ISO

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