Bee on Lavender

A reverse lens macro of a bee using my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II and a reverse lens mount.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 18th September 2007, This photo: 2:27pm

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  • -spam- said:
    Very nice David

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Not bad for a reverse lens shot, hand-held, eh ?
  • -spam- said:
    Not at all, especially given it would have been taken at f1.8
  • James Ottaway said:
    Nice shot!

    I never knew you could do that with a lens. Must give it a try.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed - the lack of aperture control is a bit of a bugger, but not bad for a cheap solution.

    It's neat eh ? The 50mm gives you roughly 1:1 whereas the kit lens seems to give 2:1 or 3:1 magnification.
  • photo by Alison said:
    I am seriously impressed, David! I still haven't tried it.... but I HAVE been out and taken a roll of film in the bush last Sunday.... so you gotta be happy with that!
  • Margot- said:
    So beautiful, David! You can hang this one on the wall. Lovely pastel colors, too.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Alison :) It's definitely worth trying. I'll be looking forward to the results of your bush excursion :)

    Thanks Margot - I don't think it'd blow up too well, the detail isn't there (macro at f/1.8 is just a wee bit too narrow on the depth of field stakes).
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    great shot !
  • David de Groot said:
    It'll do ;-)
  • KennyWP said:
    Very nice David amazing what can be achieved with the reverse of a lens. I bet that would be one of the cheapest macro lens options around :)
  • David de Groot said:
    It is indeed. Had I used the kit lens, I could have got even better magnification. I believe the lens adapters are something like $17, so yeah, definitely the cheapest macro solution around.
  • looby88 said:
    Ooooh , good one !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Would have been considerably better with a real macro lens, for one I'd be able to get more depth of field out of it, but hey, not bad for what I have :)
  • J.- said:
    Muy buena foto. Very nice.
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