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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Bees

Photographing bees in flight is one of the most difficult subjects to capture. To get this shots I used a Canon 5Dmk3 and the 180 Canon macro. Is it better to use a flash to get even light and freeze action ? What flash setting is the best? On my 580 EX ll , there's a high speed sync. but I don't know if this is what I should be using. Some feedback and comments on the subject will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Jay

Aug 12, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Bees

Hello Jay, bravo for desire to shot bees in flight
Looking down my post bees and bee dance ..
If you have dayly light, you must have close-up 1/1000 and more, because bee work on 800 Hz.
If you want photo with flash, 1/250 will be ok, because flash freeze action.
Zoka M.

Aug 13, 2012 at 05:46 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Bees

Lovely series.
As commented above either use highish shutter speeds in natural light or use flash with the camera in manual set something like 1/200th F11 ISO100-200 with the flash in ettl mode.
No need for high speed sync as the effective shutter speed is the flash duration
Brian v.

Aug 13, 2012 at 06:21 AM

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