Close-up with 300mm f/4E PF + 17E II lenses

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Close-up with 300mm f/4E PF + 17E II lenses
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I took my Nikon D500 camera with the Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF lens and Nikon 17E II teleconverter attached, out to my back patio:

I sat in a cushioned chair and watched bees and Pacific Northwest Skipper butterflies eating and sucking nectar out of Lavender florets.   My lavender plants were about 5 feet in front of me:

I raised my camera to my eye and took the following photographs of female honey bees gathering nectar from the florets:

There were a few Pacific Northwest Skipper butterflies skipping from one floret to another:

The bees and butterflies were moving very fast, so I had to use a fast shutter speed to catch them.  I set my camera ISO to 2000 so the the shutter speed varied from 1/2000 to 1/3200 of a second.

I took 30 photos and only 12 were sharp enough to keep.

Leon

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Continue to learn photography and photoshop and enjoy the experience.
Leon

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