Finally a decent bee shot

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  1. bikefreax

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    I have been trying for a long time to get a decent maroc of some bees. This little bugger was small and I just happened to get it right. My problem is I have the Olympus E-510 with the extension tube and when you use that the auto focus does not work real well so I actually use the zoom to focus. Hope you like it.

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    More than decent! There is hardly any noise at all in this shot - the wings are wonderfully clear! You have controled the exposure well for the whites as well!

    For macro though ignor the zoom and focusing - turn it all off infact. Work at a fixed length and instead of focusing with the camera rock back and forth with the camera- manually moving the point of focus. Its much easier at macro levels
     
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    wonderful shot, well done!
     
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    For macro though ignor the zoom and focusing - turn it all off infact. Work at a fixed length and instead of focusing with the camera rock back and forth with the camera- manually moving the point of focus. Its much easier at macro levels[/quote]



    Yes I do the rocking thing also. I use the zoom to get it where I want then move back and forth to get the focus. If I can stay still :)
    Thanks for the kind words. I will try again but this time I want to get the eyes in real good focus.
     
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    Now that is something!!! Love the colours, love the whites :)
     
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    Thanks for the compliment.
     
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    Dig that shot! Super crisp,.. nice DOF - I'm avoiding the macro World for now as I already have too many interest.

    -Shea
     
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    Very nice, sharp and nice lighting too.
     
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    Yea, macro is very addicting to me.

    As for the lighting it was just a sunny day with nothing else used.
     
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    WOW! That is sharper than a razor!
     
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    Whoa!, that is really clear and crisp, I bet the in-built image stabilization really helps. Nice photo!
     
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    Beautiful shot! :)
     

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