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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bee wings

We have a weeping cherry in the front yard that always look great when it blossoms.  It attracted a ton of bumble bees this years I took advantage of the opportunity. 

I mounted the camera to my tripod, but didn't spread the legs out, so I was using it more like a monopod.  I just leaned in and got the shot.  I didn't get stung once!



Canon EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro lens
Exposure 1/250 sec @ f5.0
ISO 200
Curves adjusted for contrast

8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

A/ good for you attracting bees that are fast becoming and endangered species unfortunately. B/ a wonderful photo, golden wings!

Marka said...

Nice, clean photo! Congrats on not getting stung!

Clytie said...

Bee-utiful photo! I've tried to photograph bees, with some limited success. I never thought to use my tripod as a monopod though. Must try that!

Rebecca said...

Look at the detail on those wings! Nice job.

Earnest said...

I'm struggling with my macros this year... you caught the glint of light on those wings just right... great going.

Johnny Nutcase said...

well done! your set up worked out pretty great, i'd say. Love the bee shot! They're hard to get pictures of ( i actually really like bees but i have an issue with buzzing noises, ha!)

Marilla said...

Great macro! I've seen only one bee so far.

James said...

It's a beautiful shot!