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September 26, 2011

On Attack

Goal for yesterdays photo walk was to capture some flying things. I had in mind something a bit larger like ducks, geese and other flying things.
What I ended up finding and capturing were the smaller types, bees.
I hadn't realized until I downloaded all the images that this bee was on the attack. Don't know if he is trying to remove the ant from his flower, if he eats them or if this ant attacked the bee. Nevertheless it made for an interesting shot.
Just wish that the image didn't appear so grainy. ISO was low, shutter speed was high and the WB was set correctly. I am using my 300mm and getting grainy images is getting to be irritating. Suggestion welcome on how to fix this problem.
Camera Nikon D90
Exposure 1/1600
Aperture f/5.6
Focal Length 300 mm
ISO Speed 400 (set so that I could get a fast shutter speed)
WB Cloudy


Anonymous said...

Competition is always Frowned On!

Gisele said...

that is an incredible shot! I don't think I've ever seen a bee carrying an ant before. You more than achieved your goal.

Jacki said...

Wonderful shot of that bee giving the ant a lift, love the background and flower too.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

that's crazy!! What fabulous focus, clarity, and DOF ~ a blue ribbon photo

Noah said...

Unbelievable! Perfect action shot.

Catherine Grace Life Photography said...

Beautiful capture! Amazing!