First BIF keeper

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  1. NateS

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    Yeah, so I've attempted it in the past and never had much luck. All of the butterflies have been run off from my Lilac by these guys (actually saw a butterfly come in and get chased off).

    So....after 1 hour of shooting, I got one keeper. Wow...tough goings doing Bee's in Flight. I had other's that were decent but this was by far the best one of the bunch.....this guy hovered anywhere from 12" to 5 feet from me the entire hour. He turned and stared at me a few times but didn't really seem to care that I was there.

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    Great catch. I think I'd go crazy trying to catch a bee in flight. Patience sure did pay off for you.

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    great shot
    but man do bug/spider pics give me the willies
     
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    Thanks. I'm thinking about trying again tonight and see if I can get another good one...not sure I have the patience to go another hour though..

    Really? Even a Bee? You can't even see his stinger and he's flying away....or does it creep you out that he was only about 18" away from me in these pics?
     
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    a bee isnt that bad, mainly because he's almost fluffy
     
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    That reminds..me...after an hour with this bee hanging out 12-18 inches from me, I almost felt like it was my pet. He was so friendly I wanted to pet him (though I'm not actually dumb).
     
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    haha well either way, the shot is awesome
     
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    I have been trying the same thing this week and it is tough. I have gotten a few decent shots, but nothing great.

    Nice shot.
     
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    Thanks Micah....they're definitely tough subjects to shoot.
     
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    I have had a huge bumble bee swarming around my porch always in the same spot for the last two weeks and I certainly know how you feel. I came out with about 300 pictures, only a few of which were properly focussed and had good composition.
     

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