Half-black bumble bees mating (video and pic) - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 177
Half-black bumble bees mating (video and pic)

The other day I discovered a pair of half-black bumble bees (Bombus vagans) busily mating on my back deck. Naturally I took photos. But I also shot a video and uploaded it to YouTube. Itís a bit silly, and the staff of National Geographic has no reason to be worried (yet). But it was fun to produce and I learned a lot about video editing. And I am inordinately proud of the opening ďmacrocrittersĒ graphic I designed!

My latest video attempt:


More information and photos: http://wp.me/p2wM8r-wt

P9170064 copyright ernie cooper 2013 2 by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

Stills: Olympus OM-D E-M5; Zuiko 60mm micro four thirds macro; manual exposure (F11 @ 1/200 sec); Olympus RF-11 ring flash (1/4-1/2 power); ISO 200
Video: Olympus OM-D E-M5; Zuiko 60mm micro four thirds macro; shutter priority (@ 1/50 sec); ISO 200
EWTC is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 01:51 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
assasin6547's Avatar
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Broomfield, CO
Posts: 726
Nice shot! Interesting subject...

How I feel about non-planted aquariums.
assasin6547 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome