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Posted 26 April 2017 - 10:49 PM

I shot a lot of Bee/Flying insect (Pollinator) photos and am in the process of editing them.  I will appreciate all CC as usual!

 

142mm, (36mm extension tubes), 1/1250, f/4, ISO 200

 

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 02:09 AM

Great capture Jonny, hard for me to imagine how it might be bettered.



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 03:10 AM

Amazing !

The overall colour and composition is great.

Em, might it be a fly rather that a bee ? (and does it matter...)



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 04:18 AM

Thanks Gedee and Rod.  I like close-up photography, and I have been working on composition.  These guys don't like to sit still a lot, so you have to either wait on a region or move around the bush to find them.  I like natural lighting and flowers, so this seems to be what I have been focusing on.  I have no idea what it is, so that's why I said pollinator - it was pollinating :) .   I had difficulty with the exposure because of the bright white flowers in direct sunlight; and if you expose for the subject, you get really blown-out whites.  I use spot metering.  Perhaps that's not the best approach, but there's a lot of bushes and pollinators to practice on.  Bee forewarned - more will follow :D .  Some of the things that come out of these dudes' heads is just plain nasty, but I'll try to keep the grossness factor to a minimum.  Thanks!


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 07:34 AM

No probs with the grossnessity of the subjects here, I have tried Macro and found it difficult enough on stationary subjects let alone those that might chase after you with potential to.....whatever..!!!! (-:   Your settings seem perfect to me.... In teen speak..RESPECT, Jonny....(-:


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 09:32 AM

Thanks Gedee!  I have enjoyed the 150mm with extension tubes for a while.  I am able to stay about 45cm away from the subject, so it's safe.  The worst part is trying to stay at minimum focusing distance when the camera wants to autofocus to the branch about a half-meter behind your subject.  Trying to find a particular blossom in a bush of blossoms, and not knowing where your AF is hitting can drive you batty; it seems like you're doing fine, and then all of a sudden you can't acquire anything.  

 

R-E-S-P-E-C-T from my time was done by the queen of soul; Aretha Franklin.  She was actually at my commencement receiving her honorary doctorate in words.  We passed by Hittsville USA, Motown,  many times on the way to my dad's favorite hobby shop as a kid, and the Motown recording studio was formerly a photographer's studio - whoda thunk it?  Thanks again!


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 09:40 AM

Aretha ???

Oh man. When "Say a little prayer" comes on the wireless I completely freak out.  Heart rate doubles, can't sit still, I start making noises that approximate to singing and I knock it down in to third gear and floor it (traffic permitting)....

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 09:45 AM

Be still my heart. Great shot! I have no CC to offer. Your photo is what I have been striving for for years. Still working at it :wacko: I really enjoy macro, but it is difficult to pull off.

 

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 04:59 PM

Thanks for the kind words Bob; get some extension tubes, and go beat the bushes for some bugs!  It's a nice escape to go out and focus on the small things in life.  I'm thinking your 18-140 would be just fine for this, and get the tubes that allow AF and aperture to function. 

 

Rod - Aretha has a little bit different style than the Captain, but they both have the ability to move us through music; maybe in different directions, but moved nonetheless.  I've been guilty of making those noises too, and it's best to make sure the windows are rolled up; at least in my case ;) .


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 07:29 PM

Very impressive Jonny, nice job!


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 09:56 PM

Thanks Doug!


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 02:46 AM

I'm Mr.Eclectic when it comes to music but there are some artists and works that I'll always be listening to. (From Aaron Neville to Warren Zevon ) B)

A couple of years ago I was chatting to my friend's youngest daughter about music. (Grainne - her photo is in the portraits section I think). Anyway she announces that she's into rap (not my cup of tea). But the funny thing was, she also loves George Gershwin, and is happy to knock out "Someone to watch over me" or "They can't take that away from me" on the piano.

God bless the power of popular music.



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 04:01 AM

Music is a wonderful thing Rod, and I have exposed my step kids to a lot of things.  The oldest plays the harmonica in a band, and he was into some very heavy blues for a while; I felt like I was living in prison.  He's changed, and he's excited about their rendition of "Fly Me To The Moon". I don't quite get it, but they have a lot of horns in their band and let them have at it.  I hope they've improved from what I heard last; "I Shot the Sheriff".  Imagine that being played poorly and sung by someone with a very heavy Chinglish accent :huh: .  The God's honest truth; the first concert I ever went to was an Irish band called Horslips.  They played at a local music theater, and the tickets were like $1.06; the FM dial of the radio station that sponsored the events.  Thanks Rod!


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 05:03 AM

Haha.  Prison....

Horslips are a legend around Dublin for people of a certain age.



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 05:30 AM

"Certain age"  :huh: ? A little younger than dirt  :( ...Thanks Rod.....I'm getting so old I almost forgot.  I reckon it beats the alternative; at least for now.


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