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Old Aug 25, 2008, 9:55 AM   #1
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Hi All

While I have taken perhaps about 150,000 photos over the last 7 years or so, I must admit only a few have been macros, but the last few weeks I have been enjoying trying to branch out into this field of photography. I have done many landscapes, camps (people) and various other types of photography... but not really got so seriously into close ups (yet).... but it's growing on me.

Today I captured this bee doing what bee's do (busily doing it too!)... I was quite happy with the result. Taken with my trusty Canon 350d and 28-135mm lens (my favourite & walk-around lens).

Any comments most welcome. Thanks for looking and for your feedback in advance.

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Old Aug 25, 2008, 2:51 PM   #2
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The bee is GREAT. I try shooting them all the time but have never gotten one that good. A real WOW!
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Old Aug 25, 2008, 4:53 PM   #3
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focusing on a bee in flight is very difficult, so good pic. A few blown highlights but nothing terrible, so very good indeed.
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Bees have eyelashes? :O Great detail - you won't need a dedicated macro lens as long as that one performs so well. Well Done!
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Close ups are hard to nail because of DOF issues, and even harder on a moving subject. Nice shot, especially with that lens! Just shows you its not always the equipment. Close ups are hard for me, I need to keep trying, and maybe one day I can shoot a bee as good as you.. Robert
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Old Aug 29, 2008, 8:59 AM   #6
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Hello everyone.

Thank you for your kind and constructive comments. I feel overwhelmed with gratitude for the positive feedback. It encourages me to try more.

While I have not been doing lots of macro / close-up photography (I'd say it's not my speciality.... yet....) I guess it does help that some of the basic theories of photography apply from other types of photography here too..

I will continue sharing in time! thanks again carylwithay, dlpin, penolta and hawgwild!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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