The other day I discovered a pair of half-black bumble bees (Bombus vagans) busily mating on my back deck. Naturally I took photos. But I also shot a video and uploaded it to YouTube. Itís a bit silly, and the staff of National Geographic has no reason to be worried (yet). But it was fun to produce and I learned a lot about video editing. And I am inordinately proud of the opening ďmacrocrittersĒ graphic I designed!

My latest video attempt:



Cheers,
EC
More information and photos: Video: half-black bumble bees mating | macrocritters

P9170064 copyright ernie cooper 2013 2 by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

Stills: Olympus OM-D E-M5; Zuiko 60mm micro four thirds macro; manual exposure (F11 @ 1/200 sec); Olympus RF-11 ring flash (1/4-1/2 power); ISO 200
Video: Olympus OM-D E-M5; Zuiko 60mm micro four thirds macro; shutter priority (@ 1/50 sec); ISO 200