Close-up with 300mm f/4E PF + 17E II lenses
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.
Continue to learn photography and photoshop and enjoy the experience.
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