MPE-65mm macro lens

Started Jul 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP John K Veteran Member • Posts: 7,534
Another solitary bee

The trick to pulling a lot of these images off is to go looking for subjects early in the morning, before they get their metabolism going. Unfortunately it's been really hot here, so I had less than 20 minutes to shoot this critter before it took off. The background is just a book with a very reflective cover, chosen to fool you into thinking that there is sky behind the bee. Here's the full deconstruction for this photo shoot:

Tech specs: Canon 1D MKIII (F11, 1/160, ISO 100) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (@ ~3x) + a Canon MT-24EX macro twin flash.

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