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In reply to ozdean, 7 months ago

what is this 100mm stuff...get in there with the 35ltd macro...OK, I'd be out there at 180mm instead.  

but love the shots you are just so good with flora shots.  Flowers especially.

I find bees such interesting creatures even if they can kill me.  So I don't vaporize them and they don't sting me when I don't have an epi-pen handy.

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In reply to ozdean, 7 months ago

... these look great at 100% - the detail is just amazing - specks of pollen dust and all. Were they hand held? What about lighting? I'm thinking a macro lens might be my next purchase.

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LOL actually Breck I'm like you puff up when I get stung, it would be serious if I swallowed one!

Glad you liked the shots.

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In reply to emem, 7 months ago

Thanks Mike, yes it was the 100wr and ringflash, works very well, starting to get the hang of it. Balancing the ambient light and flash is the trick - getting there.

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Hey, the two in the first image look like twins!

Seriously though, these are very nice. I love the detail and the lighting seems to have worked well. Those colors are very pleasing too; it all fits together well.

Thanks for posting.

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capturef22 wrote:

Hey, the two in the first image look like twins!

Bees from the same honeybee colony are twins (at least sisters).

Ozdean  - very nice pictures!

Seriously though, these are very nice. I love the detail and the lighting seems to have worked well. Those colors are very pleasing too; it all fits together well.

Thanks for posting.

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In reply to Holger Bargen, 7 months ago

Hi Dean, I can appreciate your efforts very much as I spent lots of time getting images to show the tongue (drinking tube) in the act of taking nectar - for use in biology teaching. I'll bet your concentration needed a rest after this session.Well done and with great detail.

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In reply to ozdean, 7 months ago

Very nice work Dean. Great colors. Are the flowers in the Composite family?

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Very nice, as always!

Brian

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Great shots!  Really like #1.

Thanks for posting Dean.

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In reply to ozdean, 7 months ago

Nice shots with great K5IIs detail - the ring flash seems to working well for you, Dean.

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In reply to ozdean, 7 months ago

Hello ozdean

Great pictures !

and for me particulary picture Nr. 2 is stunning at full screen

It's a festival of red and yellow on my monitor and the bee looks great.

Thanks for sharing!

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Good catches--but the flash makes the images a bit harsh.

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Thanks f22

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Thanks Holger.

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Thank you donla, I have only managed to get the tongue on probably 1 in every 100 shots and that was accidental, it would take a lot of effort to purposely achieve such a shot.

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In reply to ozdean, 7 months ago

Great shots Dean !

All beautifully sharp and colorful, the last one surprised me because of it's composition but i really like the more habitat shot of that shot.

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Thanks Nic, these are Galardia grandiflora and I don't think they are in the composite family?

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Thank you Brian.

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