Ugly Hedgehog - Photography Forum
Home Active Topics Newest Pictures Search Login Register
Photo Gallery
Flight of the Bumblebee
Page 1 of 6 next> last>>
May 14, 2022 07:26:22   #
srsincary Loc: Cary, NC
 
Apologies to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; for title theft. Unless, it is a carpenter bee, in which case, no apology necessary, just thanks for all the great music.

Nikon D500, 300mm f/4, tc 1.4 iii
Group autofocus, 1/3200 and 1/4000 sec.

The red background is the deck floor, the green is grass. The deck floor needs a paint job, so I'm happy for the bokeh.

Comments and critiques welcome.


(Download)


(Download)


(Download)

Reply
May 14, 2022 07:46:11   #
OutBack Loc: North Central Florida
 
Well I like; it's hard to get them critters to pose.

Reply
May 14, 2022 07:47:09   #
MadMikeOne Loc: So. NJ Shore - a bit west of Atlantic City
 
srsincary wrote:
Apologies to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; for title theft. Unless, it is a carpenter bee, in which case, no apology necessary, just thanks for all the great music.

Nikon D500, 300mm f/4, tc 1.4 iii
Group autofocus, 1/3200 and 1/4000 sec.

The red background is the deck floor, the green is grass. The deck floor needs a paint job, so I'm happy for the bokeh.

Comments and critiques welcome.


These shots are absolutely incredible. That's my comment.
Now, for my "critique" - not enough images. Please post more!! 😀

Reply
 
 
May 14, 2022 07:48:58   #
SkyKing Loc: Thompson Ridge, NY
 
…excellent work here…!

Reply
May 14, 2022 07:54:45   #
sb Loc: Florida's East Coast
 
These are spectacular! You could say they are beeutiful! I, like many, was first intrigued by classical music as a kid by hearing music like "Flight of the Bumblebee", "Peter and the Wolf", etc. And a field trip to "The Nutcracker". A big thank you to my (public) schools for that!

For your next assignment you are required to photograph the cuckoo bird (which may require travel to Europe), as captured in music in many pieces throughout musical history - one of my favorites being from 1735 - in Daquin's "Le Coucou" in E minor. This was played on a harpsichord, which often was a very dull instrument due to the inability to vary the volume of any given note. He made up for that in this frenetic piece of music which employed the "cuckoo" call of the famous bird. Here played by Trevor Pinnock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1cq8034cr8

Actually, as I type this I am listening to the many-talented Katia Buniatishvili play the Hungarian Rhapsody #2 with probably as much freneticism as Liszt would have played it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqtz6a8ikGg

Reply
May 14, 2022 07:56:13   #
Soul Dr. Loc: Beautiful Shenandoah Valley
 
Really nice work on these captures of this bee in flight. I have not had much success in trying to do this.

Will

Reply
May 14, 2022 08:00:08   #
photophly Loc: Old Bridge NJ
 
Amazing clarity and the lighting is perfect……#1 is my favorite.

Reply
 
 
May 14, 2022 08:05:42   #
MSW
 
great shots!

Reply
May 14, 2022 08:14:44   #
Robertl594 Loc: Michigan
 
Superb!!!

Reply
May 14, 2022 08:22:03   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
Wow! Ronnie! Really outstanding! The D500 does amazing auto focus things too.

Reply
May 14, 2022 08:52:21   #
Bubbee Loc: Aventura, Florida
 
Wow! Terrific!

Reply
 
 
May 14, 2022 09:57:56   #
srsincary Loc: Cary, NC
 
OutBack wrote:
Well I like; it's hard to get them critters to pose.


Thank you, Outback. They pose well on flowers. Less predictable when flying.

Reply
May 14, 2022 10:01:17   #
srsincary Loc: Cary, NC
 
MadMikeOne wrote:
These shots are absolutely incredible. That's my comment.
Now, for my "critique" - not enough images. Please post more!! 😀


Thank you very much, MadMikeOne. I have a few more, but had to delete many, many others that were out-of-focus. Thank goodness for digital photography!

I am going to try other flying critters next. Good challenges.

Reply
May 14, 2022 10:01:52   #
srsincary Loc: Cary, NC
 
SkyKing wrote:
…excellent work here…!


Thank you, SkyKing for the feedback.

Reply
May 14, 2022 10:08:26   #
srsincary Loc: Cary, NC
 
sb wrote:
These are spectacular! You could say they are beeutiful! I, like many, was first intrigued by classical music as a kid by hearing music like "Flight of the Bumblebee", "Peter and the Wolf", etc. And a field trip to "The Nutcracker". A big thank you to my (public) schools for that!

For your next assignment you are required to photograph the cuckoo bird (which may require travel to Europe), as captured in music in many pieces throughout musical history - one of my favorites being from 1735 - in Daquin's "Le Coucou" in E minor. This was played on a harpsichord, which often was a very dull instrument due to the inability to vary the volume of any given note. He made up for that in this frenetic piece of music which employed the "cuckoo" call of the famous bird. Here played by Trevor Pinnock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1cq8034cr8

Actually, as I type this I am listening to the many-talented Katia Buniatishvili play the Hungarian Rhapsody #2 with probably as much freneticism as Liszt would have played it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqtz6a8ikGg
These are spectacular! You could say they are bee... (show quote)


Thank you very much, Steve, for the feedback, and interesting musical references. I am not familiar with the composer, Daquin, nor the pianist Katia B. I will have to check out her Hungarian Rhapsody. As to the harpsichord, maestro Bach did wonders with it. But I do prefer the piano much more.

On cuckoos, they were very common in the part of India were I grew up. I love their singing voice.

Reply
Page 1 of 6 next> last>>
If you want to reply, then register here. Registration is free and your account is created instantly, so you can post right away.
Photo Gallery
UglyHedgehog.com - Forum
Copyright 2011-2022 Ugly Hedgehog, Inc.