|55mm f/5.6 1/500sec ISO200|
I took these two photos on a weekend vacation to lake Balaton in Hungary. From that vacation I already published photos of a busy bee on some rosehip blossoms some days ago.
|55mm f/9 1/200sec ISO100|
Some minutes later I came to a blooming elder tree that was full of these shiny green bugs, that look like metal robots. They were flying all around making heavy noise like a military plane. I found one that was crawling slowly over an elder blossom and was eating or drinking. And again it was not easy to get this moving object into focus. But I was successful and lucky.
The photos were taken with my standard gear which is my EOS 600D camera and my EF-S 18-55mm kit zoom lens. For the first photo the camera was set into Av mode with the lowest possible aperture value. This will blur out the background and thus separates the bug and directs attention to it. ISO was at a fixed value of 200. Shutter speed was calculated by the camera automatically. For the second photo the camera was set into P mode where aperture and shutter are adjusted automatically. ISO was fixed at 100 because of the sunny light.