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Portrate of a bee

By Overread  
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

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: AlanPerkins, mroch06, TerryMcK and 18 more

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27 Mar 2009 4:45PM
What an amazing close-up.
So well detailed.

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DRicherby 8 269 725 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2009 4:58PM
Despite the difficulties you faced, the shot has turned out really well!
Rorymac Plus
9 49 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2009 5:15PM
awesome shot
bugdozer 14 98 2
27 Mar 2009 6:10PM
Bees are hard to photograph, very well done and perfectly sharp on its little head.
27 Mar 2009 6:10PM
A brilliant macro shot,great detail.

Jean x
Interesting to see the mandibles so close. JNC
Oliverpants 8 2 2 England
27 Mar 2009 7:30PM
Great Macro. Ann
Overread 9 4.1k 19 England
28 Mar 2009 7:46PM
Thanks all Smile
m3lem 11 England
29 Mar 2009 3:28PM
A great portrait of a bee, very good macro work indeed
GreyMoonRising 9 1.5k 1
16 Apr 2009 6:34PM
Lovely macro shot of a lovely little Bee.
24 May 2009 1:40PM
excellent shot

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