I went to my sister in law's house for another round of photographing Bumblebees in her Lavender, although a lot of the flowers are dead and the bees have moved on I managed to find one cooperative subject. Shot with version 2.0 of my diffusers for the MT26EX RT I'm getting more detail in the specular areas of the critters compound eye.
Tech Specs: Canon 80D (F11, 1/250, ISO 200) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (set close to 4x) + a diffused MT-26EX RT (E-TTL metering). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held. In post I used Topaz Denoise AI and Clarity in that order.
Bumblebee Portrait II by John Kimbler, on Flickr
Images taken in a controlled environment or with a posed subject. All subject types.