Two Bee Photos

Discussion in 'Bees' started by Dalantech, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Dalantech

    Dalantech New Member

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    Sometimes I get lucky and find a honeybee that is having a hard time getting its metabolism going and it lets me get close, and sometimes I have to make my own luck. In these images the bees are eating honey that I placed on some Lavender flowers that they were feeding on. The first one is at twice life size (the frame is only 11mm wide) and the second is at three times life size (the frame is about 7mm wide). Uncropped.

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  2. BjornBee

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    Absolutely Wonderful!
    Thank you.
     

  3. Charles

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    Very nice work! Thanks for the share :D
     
  4. dogsoldier13

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    a fine picture of aunt bee
     
  5. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    Aunt Bee should look so good :mrgreen:
     
  6. Dalantech

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    great pics, thanks for sharing

    G3
     
  8. Dalantech

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    Beautiful!!! What kind of camera were you using?
     
  10. Dalantech

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    Thanks :)

    A Canon 40D, and a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (a macro only lens that allows me to shoot from life size to five times life size).
     
  11. BjornBee

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    It on my wish list. Thank you.
     
  12. sqkcrk

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    Great shots of a bee feeding. i don't know that I've ever seent he tongue of a bee quite that closely. Thanks. i hope you have more to share in the future.
     
  13. Dalantech

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    Thanks sqkcrk! I have a few more frames that I'll post soon.
     
  14. Dalantech

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    If you don't have any experience shooting macro then I don't recommend the MPE-65mm lens -very steep learnign curve. Better to get a lens in the 60mm to 100mm range and get use to life size shooting first...