Pictures of Honey Bees by Jonathan J. Weber

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    A friend of mine Jonathan J. Weber has graciously allowed me to post some pictures he has. I will put only 4 pictures on at a time. Tom

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    Thanks for sharing. There are a couple in there that are extremely fine examples. The second and fourth photo in the second post specifically. It is very difficult to get a good macro photo of a moving object.
    Wonderful color and very fine detail in that last image.

    Thank your friend for us.
     
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    Here is the camera and lenses Jonathan Uses for those who were curious. This is his answer (in bold print)....Tom

    I am using an older EOS Canon 30D DSLR camera, a pro camera that came on the market in early 2006. I bought mine new in October 2008.

    For those kinds of insect close-ups, I use two different, interchangeable lenses. About 85% of the time my go to lens is a Canon EF 28mm-135mm zoom lens in its macro mode. The other is a Canon EF 100mm-400mm telephoto zoom lens. It doesn't have a macro mode, but its minimum focusing distance is only 6 feet. That translates into a lot of image magnification with the zoom at 400mm.
     
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    I get my best Macro photos with a Canon AE-1 and a 70-210mm macro zoom lens. That is an old school film camera though. My digital camera was a Fuji Film 5000 with both aperture and shutter speed priority etc. Very good lower priced camera. The lenses are not changeable but it has a fine zoom capability. Not as good as the canon but plenty good enough for the weekend warrior.