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Bees and Wasps: The Definitive Thread

Postby cybermystic » Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:07 pm

Bee on lavender

A single frame macro using the Canon 40D and 100mm macro lens. Image cropped a little:

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Postby Thomas » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:24 pm

Excellent. Which aperture did you use? F/16?? Shot with flash?
(I enclosed your image in the img-tags to make it show up here. Easier to read for everybody)
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Postby cybermystic » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:48 pm

Thank you Thomas - I tried a while back to make this work with the tags and it didn't work for me. Could you please write what you put on the front and back end of the URL to make this work?

This was f#22 with a ring flash set at +1 (plus one stop).

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Postby Thomas » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:57 pm

Easy, Greg: It's
[img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/2770953886_169e6d347b_b.jpg[/img] :wink:
Best is to mark your address with the mouse and then click on the [img] button in the editor-window. This will enclose your address with an opening and closing tag. Bingo!
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Postby cybermystic » Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:32 pm

Many thanks Thomas - I'll give it a try with another Flickr macro right now :D
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Postby lostmyway » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:22 am

Days, it is true or false,'s Magic, how can you get such a photo ah.
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Postby Thomas » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:37 pm

Greg, would you object to your thread becoming the start of a "Bees and Wasps: The definitive Thread"?
I think your 1st post is definitively worth of such a thread-starter. (as explained here)

That would mean that you simply invite others to apend their posts of macro-shots of bees and wasps to this thread so that we get a nice thread going around these beautiful creatures.

Please let us know what you think.
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Postby Wonda Boy » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:56 pm

Super shot...really stunning.
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Postby cybermystic » Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:03 pm

Apologies for the delay in getting back - just had an Anniversary break over Dartmoor National Park (and yes I did get LOADS of panoramic shots :)

Hi Thomas - would be pleased if this image kicked off a bees & wasps thread - please go ahead. In fact Noel Carboni worked hi magic on this image while I was away - I'll post as soon as I can.

Thank you Wonda Boy :)

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Postby Thomas » Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:33 pm

Thanks Greg for inviting others to add to your thread. I've appropriately renamed it and made a short "advertorial" in the "Wildlife and Pet photography" section to give those interested a good chance to contribute.
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Postby Thomas » Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:36 pm

And let me add one from my own portfolio.

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Shot handheld with Sigma 150/2.8 macro at 1/60 sec f/3.3 ISO 560 (ambient light at dusk). Added a little cropping and curves, but no extra sharpness-enhancing measures.
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Postby serenity » Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:37 am

This is all I have..
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Detail is low because this was taken with a telephoto lens, not macro.

Camera: Canon Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EFS 55-250mm F/4-5.6 IS
Specs: 1/500 second; F/5.6; 187 mm; ISO 100

Species: Great Golden Digger Wasp
Location: Colonial Park, Somerset, New Jersey
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Postby Joey » Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:43 am

buzzzzzzzz........ :D :D
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Postby hubery » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:10 am

hmm...macro photography has tempted me.
I haven't had a macro lens yet, but I should put it in my list..LOL
Here is my shot, taken with standard zoom lens with closest distance.

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Postby cybermystic » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:51 am

Noel Carboni worked his magic on the original image using a fractal sharpening technique (please don't ask me any questions about image processing - I know next to nothing - ask Noel).

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I think the improvement is pretty striking :D

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