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    mooo...wooh hoooh! schrackman's Avatar
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    per Penny's request...bzzzzzzzz

    I shot this at the "Top O' Topanga" on my way to Malibu. Used my 2x teleconverter lens which really gave me some depth of field. Hard to shoot these little buggers when they won't stand still fore more than 2 seconds.

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    I'm a Lumberjack and I'm OK daiv07's Avatar
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    That's an increble shot. I really like it. I like the blurred background. you can still see that there is detail, but it's not taking away the focus at all. Nice job!

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    Fun shot Ray!

    Nicely done. I especially like how you managed to capture the motion of the wings and how you were able to get the bee to pose and smile for the camera!

    Since you are soooo good at capturing images at "just the right moment" perhaps you should follow Penny around and see if you can get her getting stung as she tries to duplicate this shot!

    Thanks for sharing this one with us Ray.
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    Thanks Penny, daiv07 and Kokopeli. Believe me, I was worried about getting stung myself, as there were quite a few of these guys buzzing around me. I've been stung by bees before but never a bumblebee, so yes I was a bit wary too! Thanks again for your comments, I appreciate your input.

    Ray

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    Cool Awesome

    Now, this makes my day! And it reminds me Spring is around the corner. Beautiful colors, sharp, great shot in every way.

    thanks for posting it.

    Liz

    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman
    Thanks Penny, daiv07 and Kokopeli. Believe me, I was worried about getting stung myself, as there were quite a few of these guys buzzing around me. I've been stung by bees before but never a bumblebee, so yes I was a bit wary too! Thanks again for your comments, I appreciate your input.

    Ray

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    Thank you, Liz! I'm so glad I made your day.

    Speaking of spring, this weekend my wife and I went to Santa Barbara for the day and we happened upon a store that carried Thomas Mangelson's nature photography, and he had some absolutely amazing spring flowers on hillsides photos that I'd really like to emulate. C'mon spring!

    Ray

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