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Hovering



A hovering bee.

A hovering bee.
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41 Comments | Report
Etna PRO+
 
Etna January 02, 2014
Great
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 12, 2014
Thank you so much! :-)
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta March 12, 2014
Terrific capture. Congratulations.
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 12, 2014
Thank you very much Alan! :-)
hbnnny
 
hbnnny March 12, 2014
Great shot! Congratulations!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 12, 2014
Thank you so much! :-)
catini
 
catini March 12, 2014
Bee-autiful! Congrats on your feature!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 12, 2014
:-) Thank you very much. My first!
iceman2
 
iceman2 March 12, 2014
Excellent macro that show great texture.Congrats!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 12, 2014
Thank you so much iceman2! It is very much appreciated! :-)
Beni_C PRO+
 
Beni_C March 12, 2014
AWESOME CATCH!!!!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 12, 2014
Thank you very much Beni_C! So grateful for your comment! :-)
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 March 12, 2014
Fabulous capture! Detail is amazing! Congrats!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 12, 2014
Thank you so much. Your comments are so encouraging! :-)
dexterlee
 
dexterlee March 12, 2014
Awesome Capture!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 12, 2014
Thank you very much! :-)
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz March 12, 2014
Impressive!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 12, 2014
Thank you very much! :-)
Chrissimpson01
 
Chrissimpson01 March 12, 2014
Wonderful take, such a crisp focus on a moving macro, great skill.
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 12, 2014
Thank you so much! :-)
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen March 12, 2014
Lovely clear shot. Congratulations on being featured.
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 12, 2014
Thank you so much. I am thrilled! :-)
jerzgrl51
 
jerzgrl51 March 12, 2014
Amazing capture! Congratulations on your feature!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 13, 2014
Thank you very much. I am excited. :-)
nitti
 
nitti March 12, 2014
A tough shot to get...sweet. Congrats
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 13, 2014
Thank you, yes! I took me about an hour! :-)
senka
 
senka March 12, 2014
beautiful , congrats
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 13, 2014
Thank you very much and much appreciated! :-)
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK March 12, 2014
Fantastic macro shot! Congratulations on your Feature!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 13, 2014
Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking the time to look! :-)
BarbaraThurlow
 
BarbaraThurlow March 13, 2014
Most excellent!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 13, 2014
Thank you very much. I really appreciate your comment. :-)
dondurante
 
dondurante March 15, 2014
Absolutely superb capture!!!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 15, 2014
Thank you so much for you comment. Much appreciated! :-)
ThompsonsPhotography
 
ThompsonsPhotography March 15, 2014
Great shot Congrats
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 15, 2014
Thank you very much for your vote of confidence. Much appreciated! :-)
LHphoto
 
LHphoto March 16, 2014
Wonderful photo. Perfect timing. Congratulations!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 16, 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Much appreciated! :-)
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi March 16, 2014
congrats. beautiful
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 16, 2014
Thank you so much for your vote of confidence. Much appreciated. :-)
AlejandraDodge
 
AlejandraDodge March 18, 2014
Great details!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 18, 2014
Thank you so much for your comment. Much appreciated. :-)
gaynorhayesclarke
 
gaynorhayesclarke March 23, 2014
Fabulous
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 26, 2014
Thank you so much! :-)
psbahal
 
psbahal March 26, 2014
wow
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 26, 2014
Thank you very much! :-)
psbahal
 
psbahal March 28, 2014
please let me know the technique
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 30, 2014
Lots of time and a very steady hand.:-)
Beautiful-Breeze PRO+
 
Beautiful-Breeze March 30, 2014
Wonderful photo.
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography March 30, 2014
Thank you much appreciated. :-)
Chrissywphoto PRO
 
Chrissywphoto April 11, 2014
INCREDIBLE!!!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography April 11, 2014
Thank you very much! :-)
zanyar
 
zanyar April 22, 2014
nice shot
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography May 07, 2014
Thank you very much. :-)
stephenchin
 
stephenchin May 06, 2014
Simply Brilliant and Perfect Capture!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography May 07, 2014
Thank you very much. Much appreciated. :-)
Pablo-Klik PRO
 
Pablo-Klik September 15, 2014
SCELTA ECCELLENTE
clairewills_9507
 
clairewills_9507 December 04, 2014
beautiful capture
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography December 04, 2014
Thank you very much! :-)
sharischultzmccollough
 
sharischultzmccollough December 10, 2014
LOVE!!!!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography December 11, 2014
Thank you so much. :-)
chrismidgley
 
chrismidgley December 11, 2014
That is awesome, it must have taken a lot of patience to get the shot!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography December 11, 2014
Thank you so much. :-)
rianabarnard
 
rianabarnard December 29, 2014
wow THIS is almost identical to one of my shots ,,,,,check it out on my profile ,,,,if it to you as long as it took me to make this shot I now what you went through
rogercampeau PRO
 
rogercampeau March 21, 2015
Great shot !!!!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography April 02, 2015
Thank you very much.
nirupammondal
 
nirupammondal April 02, 2015
Nice Timing!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography April 02, 2015
Thank you very much.
hev53
 
hev53 May 28, 2015
Excellent capture, well done.
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography May 28, 2015
Thank you very much! :-)
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita June 11, 2015
excellent capture....not easy to get so sharp!
laurettesphotography
laurettesphotography June 11, 2015
Thank you so much. It took me a long time. Not as sharp as I would have liked though.
NareshWF_Photography
 
NareshWF_Photography June 22, 2015
Stunning Shutterrrrrrrrrrrrrr..............
wolfgangkorazija
 
wolfgangkorazija August 06, 2015
Wow this great shoot
Danny_martin_10
 
Danny_martin_10 August 21, 2015
Incredible, focus is spot on. Congratulations
daniyyeln
 
daniyyeln August 30, 2015
Nice skills out there!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this image in my back garden at our quince tree.`
Time
Around 4pm in the afternoon.
Lighting
The sun was beginning to set
Equipment
I used my Nikon D3200, Nikon lens AF-S 28mm-300m 1.35 -5.6, no tripod just hand held, no flash.
Inspiration
I love nature and even though it is a challenge trying to capture a bee in flight, I still continue to try and capture them in motion. I am totally overwhelmed by the response I received for the image.
Editing
All I did to this image was crop it and sharpen it.
In my camera bag
My Nikon D3200, Nikon 28mm - 300mm lens, Nikon 18mm - 55mm lens, Micro Nikkor 40mm 1:2.8 G.
Feedback
I shot this on Automatic and one needs patience to stand a long long time to capture something like this unless you are lucky. It did take me about 45 minutes to an hour to get this shot. Also you need a steady hand as it is not really possible to use a tripod, because the bee is constantly on the move. I am grateful that this bee seems to fly around and then come and hover over a blossom (in a similar area every time) so you just need the patience to wait for it to come back, and back, and back again, over and over again, but it is rewarding in the end.

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