Half-black bumble bees mating (video and pic)

Discussion in 'Video to Share' started by Ecooper, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Ecooper

    Ecooper Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 15, 2013
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Ernie
    The other day I discovered a pair of half-black bumble bees (Bombus vagans) busily mating on my back deck. Naturally I took photos. But I also shot a video and uploaded it to YouTube. It’s a bit silly, and the staff of National Geographic has no reason to be worried (yet). But it was fun to produce and I learned a lot about video editing. And I am inordinately proud of the opening “macrocritters” graphic I designed!

    My latest video attempt:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRy84cjGGQM

    Cheers,
    EC
    More information and photos: Video: half-black bumble bees mating | macrocritters

    9574988949_02f832e2ef_z. P9170064 copyright ernie cooper 2013 2 by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

    Stills: Olympus OM-D E-M5; Zuiko 60mm micro four thirds macro; manual exposure (F11 @ 1/200 sec); Olympus RF-11 ring flash (1/4-1/2 power); ISO 200
    Video: Olympus OM-D E-M5; Zuiko 60mm micro four thirds macro; shutter priority (@ 1/50 sec); ISO 200
     
  2. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I thought there was a no porn rule on this forum!:biggrin:
     
  3. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Soundtrack should have been Barry White.
     
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