A hungry bumblebee eating honey

Discussion in 'Video to Share' started by pake, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
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    Shot these few clips a couple of weeks ago with my E-M5 & Oly 60mm f/2.8. Unfortunately the first two clips were shot handheld - hence the shake. Sorry about that. In the future I will use some sort of support/tripod/monopod when shooting macro videos...

    BTW, I didn't know bumblebees had such long tongues. :biggrin:

    <embed src='http://koti.mbnet.fi/pake/flashplayer.swf' height='644' width='1147' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true' flashvars="&autostart=true&file=http://koti.mbnet.fi/pake/bumblebee_(2013-07-21).mp4"/>

    In case the embedded video doesn't work you can watch the video clip here: Bumblebee (2013-07-21)
  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
  3. Joltinjess

    Joltinjess Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 6, 2013
    Port Moody, BC
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    It took about 10 minutes for me to download this but it was worth it! Very cool.
  4. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
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    That's weird since the server/connection is usually pretty fast... Glad you waited - and enjoyed. :smile:
  5. PatrickVA

    PatrickVA Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 31, 2012
    Central Virginia
    Wow - that was great. Thanks!
  6. Leeemma

    Leeemma Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 16, 2013
    Thats really a nice closeup video. How did you manage to take that? Nice
  7. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
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    To be honest it was easy since the bumblebee was willing to co-operate. :biggrin: The first three clips were handheld since I didn't know how long the bumblebee would "pose" for me or if it would fly away when I approached with my camera. But since it decided to stay still and enjoy the honey I put a piece of clothe under the camera to minimize the shake.

    Now I think I need a mini tripod or something similar to use with macro videos. Maybe a sand filled bag/pouch would be great...
  8. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    It took forever to download, but that's very cool.