Flying Bee by taffy

Flying Bee

I've been wanting a clear capture of a flying bee for several years so was absolutely thrilled when I saw this on the computer. I took it on the beach, in a neighbor's sandy area where there are tons of milkweed growing. I was there to photograph monarchs, but this is the photo I'm most excited about. Thanks for your response to the snake/fish collage! It really was incredible to watch, and for those who wondered, I did not stay long enough to photograph the fish disappear. I couldn't bring myself to watch, I admit.
Baroque has ended and I've learned so much from the experience, and enjoyed the opportunities that the 'job' provided. I met wonderful people and have some photos I'm looking forward to processing. I also have about 600 photos (about 75/event) that I probably am less excited about personally but know they are ones useful to the musicians and the coordinators. Lesson learned today -- musicians rarely have photographs of themselves playing (it' usually not allowed at concerts) so they tend to only have ones of them bowing at the end. On viola player characterized it as "it's like a chef showing you an empty plate but using it to explain that people liked it." So I did end up taking a lot of individual musicians tonight (and earlier, fortunately) when I could, just in case they ever ask me for one!
Wow! Such clarity. Neat to see the wings work.
August 4th, 2019  
Fabulous shot, great focus!
August 4th, 2019  
Oh, well done!!
August 4th, 2019  
Wow! Well done!
August 4th, 2019  
A stunning capture and wonderful focus, fav!
August 4th, 2019  
That’s the shot I have been trying to get for years and always failed! Jealous! Lol! Fabulous clarity! Well done on completing the Baroque. Sounds great that you have leaned a lot. Now for the time consuming job of post processing!
August 4th, 2019  
Fabulous capture
August 4th, 2019  
I love this - catching in flight so well is an instant fav :)
August 4th, 2019  
Wow! Crazy wing shot...
August 4th, 2019  
Great timing.
August 4th, 2019  
Oh, this is superb! You are getting some amazing captures this summer.
August 4th, 2019  
Absolutely wonderful ! fav
August 4th, 2019  
Stunning how you got the fly!
August 4th, 2019  
aaah so glad you finally achieved it - just amazing. love the whirring wings and landing gear down. i know how very tricky it is to get a shot like this!
August 4th, 2019  
We all have that bucket lists of shots we want to get or ones we want to improve. Mine for this summer is a hummingbird at the feeder. Wonderful what you caught.
August 4th, 2019  
What a great capture. Well done.
August 4th, 2019  
Such a clear and beautiful image
August 4th, 2019  
Wonderful focus and capture - fav
August 4th, 2019  
Awesome! I know the musicians will love your photos!
August 4th, 2019  
You have nailed it with this shot. fav.
August 4th, 2019  
Great capture. It is really hard to get such a sharp image when they are in flight.
August 4th, 2019  
Fabulous capture, I'd be certainly be doing a happy dance if it was mine. I live in hope of getting a clear a bee in flight :))
August 4th, 2019  
Super capture
August 4th, 2019  
Excellent details in this, which is so hard while they are flying.
August 4th, 2019  
Outstanding timing and capture...Great clarity, details
August 4th, 2019  
Wow, this is a superb capture, so clear and sharp details.
August 4th, 2019  
Great timing, a lovely capture. Fav!! 😀
August 4th, 2019  
Great focus....he’s coming in to land!
August 4th, 2019  
Great catch!
August 4th, 2019  
Well caught.
August 4th, 2019  
Stellar! Fav. Well worth the waiting.
August 4th, 2019  
Fabulous shot.
August 4th, 2019  
Wow! Fav! Wish I could get one like that.....
August 4th, 2019  
I think this is the best bee shot I have seen on here
August 4th, 2019  
Awesome picture.
August 4th, 2019  
So sharp and great detail in flight capture awesome
August 4th, 2019  
Wahoo!
August 5th, 2019  
Fantastic! I try for bees all the time but so far haven't gotten a shot I like. It's a great feeling to finally get a good one!
August 5th, 2019  
Congratulations, very sharp!
August 5th, 2019  
fabulous capture! great detail
August 5th, 2019  
Great timing and capture...fav
August 5th, 2019  
Superb - congrats on getting a shot you have been chasing for ages!
But also, a very accurate comment on musicians. I have almost no shots of me playing or singing. They tend to be taken at the end or before you begin. I don't take mid-performance shots often at all because I fear the shutter click will distract the performer. Catch 22! Glad you got some, they will be delighted, I am sure.
August 5th, 2019  
Really great stopped flight. Well done and great to get one off the bucket list!
August 5th, 2019  
Wow, you nailed it! Congratulations to you and fav.
August 5th, 2019  
Woooooooow! Huge fav.
August 5th, 2019  
Lee
Brilliantly captured.
August 5th, 2019  
Great capture
August 5th, 2019  
What an achievement. This has an immediate wow factor impact. Not surprised you are thrilled with it.
August 5th, 2019  
WOW ... you're rockin the new camera. Was this just the 105mm?
August 6th, 2019  
@lesip Thanks! Yes, it was the 105 but using the adaptor from F-mount to Z-mount. The 105mm is one of the best lenses Nikon has made, I've found.
August 6th, 2019  
perfection!
August 6th, 2019  
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