Another bee

I hadn't intended to upload three bee shots in a row, but managed to highlight all of them in LR when I hit export...

Oh well.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 16th September 2008, This photo: 2:50pm

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  • said:
    And another great bee shot!
  • Andou Ryuu said:
    Wicked focus David. I wonder if I should try my flash next time? Experimenting is fun and always educational? :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Done :)
    Thanks Michelle - 'twas handy that the weeds were high, as I just laid on the trampoline and shot from there ;-)
    Depends on how much light you have really - this was afternoon sun through trees, and to get f/8 (for at least some depth of field), a flash was essential. Ordinarily, I'd fire an off-camera flash as straight on-axis light is pretty meh!, but being sick I didn't bother to try to juggle a flash and the camera at the same time.
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Nice capture, beautiful eyes, great focus.
  • David de Groot said:
    Learnt some things too - don't use the lens hood when trying to shoot bees, they don't like it and thus fly away before you're anywhere near close enough.
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Great shot David, so sharp! Looks pretty good for on camera flash.
  • David de Groot said:
    The on-camera flash has to be useful for something eh ? ;-)