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Friday, June 11, 2010

Reflections of the eye

My wife spies this bee in one of her Pentas plants.  I think it was bedding down for the night (assuming bees do that sort of thing).  It spent time what appeared to be grooming itself, then found a spot and didn't move.  I must have taken 10 shots and this was one of the better ones.  You can see the reflection of the sun in it's eye, but if you look carefully, you can see reflections of other parts of the plant as well.

Canon EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro lens
Exposure 1/60 sec @ f2.8
ISO 800
Curves adjusted for contrast

9 comments:

Rebecca said...

Wow. Very cool shot and I don't like bees at all.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wayne you are so talented!I must say this picture is really awesome, perfect macro and elaborated reflections!
Well done!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

You are talented indeed and this is a terrific capture! Had to look closely and I'm not that fond of bees, but it was worth the effort! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Marka said...

You whole family seems to have a good eye for photography!

Regina said...

Lovely blooms and reflections.

Greyscale Territory said...

A dynamic macro! The blast of bright red colouring makes a wonderful contrast with the darkness of the bee!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Really gorgeous!

James said...

That is really cool!

earnest said...

You would be very surprised at the habits of insects... they aren't really so different from us after all. I've learned this by pursuing them for the last five years with my camera.