View Full Version : A Couple of Bees

10-12-2011, 08:14 PM
A couple of makeshift macros of some local bees

Just Hangin' Around

Bee on Dahlia

Wicked Dark
10-12-2011, 08:59 PM
oh such fuzzy little ladies. Good work.

10-12-2011, 09:01 PM
Those are awesome Iggy, so sharp! love the water-drops in the first one. You've definitely mastered the makeshift macros.

Mad Aussie
10-13-2011, 12:44 AM
Very good result. What are you using as 'makeshift' ?

10-13-2011, 07:10 AM
Thank you, WD, Jude, and MA.

@MA, This shot was taken by setting my aperture to f5.6 (first shot) and f8 (second shot) on my 18-55mm kit lens and then pulling the lens off while holding down the depth of field preview button to lock it at the desired aperture. I then turn the lens around backwards and hold it up against the camera body to shoot.

Mad Aussie
10-13-2011, 04:49 PM
Ok, I figured that was what you were doing. It's not something I've tried, and also, until now, ever seen it really used. Cool.

10-13-2011, 05:41 PM
These are brilliant! Love them! I would too scared to get stung lol...I stay away from bees if I can lol.

10-13-2011, 09:19 PM
Thanks, MA. I first heard about this from Jude and I've been hooked.

Thanks, Chantelle.

10-14-2011, 06:55 PM
excellent work Iggy. I tried this but it totally sucked.

10-14-2011, 09:04 PM
Thanks, Bambi. Maybe if we ever get out again I can show you how I do it.

10-15-2011, 08:28 AM
Nice shots Iggy, cool way for getting a macro shot.

10-15-2011, 04:37 PM
well done Iggy for pushing your equipment to the max. very cool

10-16-2011, 09:20 AM
Great shots Iggy!! Very nicely done.

10-16-2011, 02:13 PM
Thanks, XPWizard, Richard, and Aubintbay.