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F13, ISO 200, 1/200sec


This was taken on a windowledge and there was simply very little space for me to get a focus and framing on the shot - the flash was offcamera on a cord (A 580M2 + lumiquest softbox) and I was holding that in my right hand and the camera (at normal aspect) in my left hand (it can be done but its not that comfortable and its darn tricky). I was very glad that I was using the 70mm and not the 150mm - I needed that light weight to get the focus!
I might have positioned the light from above if I got a second chance at a shot like this.

Any comments/crits welcome - thank you

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Sigma 70mm macro, 1.4* teleconverter and Raynox DCR 250
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Portrate of a bee
Username:Overread Overread
Uploaded:27 Mar 2009 - 4:37 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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motorsportpictures

What an amazing close-up.
So well detailed.
Scott

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2009 - 4:58 PM

Despite the difficulties you faced, the shot has turned out really well!

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Rorymac
Rorymac e2 Member 545 forum postsRorymac vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2009 - 5:15 PM

awesome shot

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bugdozer  1071 forum posts2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2009 - 6:10 PM

Bees are hard to photograph, very well done and perfectly sharp on its little head.

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SoulOfNature
27 Mar 2009 - 6:10 PM

A brilliant macro shot,great detail.

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
27 Mar 2009 - 6:15 PM

Interesting to see the mandibles so close. JNC

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Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2009 - 7:30 PM

Great Macro. Ann

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Overread  63746 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 7:46 PM

Thanks all Smile

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m3lem
m3lem  8 England
29 Mar 2009 - 3:28 PM

A great portrait of a bee, very good macro work indeed
Andrea

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GreyMoonRising
16 Apr 2009 - 6:34 PM

Lovely macro shot of a lovely little Bee.

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williamdsym
24 May 2009 - 1:40 PM

excellent shot

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