Argh! Best of a very ordinary bunch I'm afraid. Missed the focus on the eye by just a smidge, but felt the composition and focus on the rest of the bee was worth posting.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 11th September 2008, This photo: 1:57pm

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  • Lushpup Images said:
    Still ... nice work on the background eh! ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah fairly happy with it overall EXCEPT for the missed focus. Been a while since I have done any macro work, so was a bit rusty at it.
  • frednaut said:
    Lovely macro - I'm yet to capture anything as near as sharp.
    Couple of technical questions...
    Flash? (ring or hotshoe?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, handheld with my right hand, while holding an SB-600 with the left. Lowered the shutter speed to 1/100th to capture some of the background as the sun came out.
  • teejaybee said:
    How'd you break the epoxy bond your camera had with the big ol' girl? :)
  • David de Groot said:
    It was tough, and to reward me, I got dust on the sensor (now blown out). ;-)
  • stonedistrict said:
    WOW David. Great Macro. It was certainly worth posting. Thanks.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Brigitte, although it's not that good really.