Friday, July 10, 2009

Macro Moment #1

First off I need to apologize for the quality of this video! I'm not use to using a camera phone, but since the iPhone 3GS has a camera capable of video, and since I have it with me all the time, I thought I'd start documenting some of the techniques I use to photograph the critters. This morning at the lake seemed like a perfect opportunity -I just need to get better at using the video camera ;)

Here's the video of a sleeping solitary bee:



Here's one of the shots of that same bee:

Snoozing VI

7 comments:

Andreas said...

Thanks for sharing John!

/Andreas

Dalantech said...

Thanks Andreas :)

Chaval ^^ said...

Seems like you eat nails like me :)
Thanks for the video

Michael said...

Cool, thanks for this.

Dalantech said...

Thanks folks! Morevideos to come.

i e R said...

hi, wow, what do u mean they are sleeping? are they really asleep? dont they know u are 'swinging' the twig around? :) nice marco john~!

Dalantech said...

@ i e R: That's really how they sleep. When their metabolism slows down lactic acid builds up in their muscles, so their mandibles clamp down automatically. It's the same principle that allows a bird to sleep on a wire.