First bee, repost

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First bee, repost

Post by Carl_Constantine »

Originally posted this in the wrong forum. Sorry about that. Anyway, here it is in the proper location.

My first Bee, Hopefully not my last. The bees were moving pretty quickly so it was hard to get a really nice pic, plus I had the camera stopped wide open at F2.8.


Canon 300D | ISO 400 | 1/1600s | F2.8 | Tamron 90mm | Handheld

PS: admins, please delete the post from the "technique discussion" forum. Thank you.
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Post by rjlittlefield »

Bought the Tamron, did you? Let the good times roll! :D

This bee is a good start.

A couple of suggestions... f/2.8 doesn't give much DOF with your camera (as you noted), and 1/1600 sec is probably a lot faster than you needed for this shot. Play around with various combinations and see what works for you. f/8 at 1/200 might have been good here. BTW, flowers and rocks make great test subjects -- they might not be as interesting, but they stay put so you can shoot various combos and easily compare the results. Getting used to new equipment by shooting live insects can be an exercise in frustration. (Been there, done that! :wink: )


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Post by salden »

Nothing wrong with this image. I love the bee images. They will stay still in the early morning hours (right after sunrise). They are still sleepy then :lol:
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Post by beetleman »

They are busy little buggers this time of year in the North East. Getting ready for winter, any flower around has loads of them. Nice one Carl :wink:
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Post by Carl_Constantine »

No I didn't buy the Tamron, just borrowed it again from my sister-in-law. I wish. the new Tamron 90mm macro is especially designed for Digital Cameras. This one is a slightly older model, but does quite well.

Thanks for the comments, keep'em coming.
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Post by MacroLuv »

Seems your sister is also into macro. :wink:
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