Cold Sunday morning turns into sunny day.
My first bee photos for the spring/summer season. Could be a little sharper, but quite pleased with these.
Love the color temperature. Definitely sense the cold
WOW. Dadgum bees are hard to shoot. Nice
Finally got around to processing at least one of my lunar eclipse photos. I sure learned a lot on this outing.
How did you take it and what did you learn? Do tell!
Made this photo with Olympus OM-D E-M1, 300mm + 2x converter giving me a 1200mm equivalent field of view. Processed using Topaz Sharpen AI and Lightroom.
- When it’s 20 degrees outside, make sure the truck is good and warmed up for between shots. (I was out watching/photographing the eclipse for almost 2 hours.)
- 1200mm makes it hard to find the subject.
- Need a gimbal head on my tripod that is more stable and has micro adjustments.
- Tried using the camera’s hi-res mode (which takes an 80 megapixel if on a tripod or 50 if handheld), should have played with it more before this event. Don’t think it works with a moving subject.
- When it’s cold and dark it really helps to know your camera’s controls inside and out. I do not. Need to work on that. Because of the tripod issue, I kept bumping the camera so that I’d lose the moon from the viewfinder.
- Law enforcement thinks it is a little strange to see someone kneeling in a parking lot at 3 a.m.
- Manual focusing at 1200mm is almost impossible and the moon is closer than the lens’ infinite setting.
- Should have taken some shots without the 2x converter.
I really like to frosted leaves one.
Sounds like a fun night!