Quote: I've been trying to get that great bumble bee shot for ever!
....a close frame filling shot .....high shutter speeds are needed, around 1/2500 sec...
.......small apertures are needed to get the depth of field leading to the inevitable high ISOs.
It's a great way to shoot off a thousand images only to find you have got not one perfect example....well after much shutter wear I finally got this one!
Most often I set shutterspeed to 1/1000 and aperture 1/f4 - 1/f5.6 and ISO not higher than 800 (both pictures I posted yesterday), but here are two pics with different settings. The first one is from 2016: 1/1600, f/5.6, ISO 800. The second one from this year where the bumblebee is just leaving the flower: 1/640, 1/f5.6, ISO 800. [ATTACHMENT NOT FOUND][ATTACHMENT NOT FOUND]