Busy as a Bee by mresteyOpen full image in new tab
Erestorfan 7:09PM | Thu, 10 June 2010
I loved this field of lupine. And I remember you telling me you got a shot of a bumble bee...he is beautiful!! So fuzzy!! This is really good, hon! And yes, if you haven't yet, check out GBCalls gallery!
Lenord 7:17PM | Thu, 10 June 2010
Really good Macro if you ask me, great shot. Hell, the reason I don't even own a Camera anymore is it's a waste, I suck at photography, always have. Peace
RodS 7:41PM | Thu, 10 June 2010
Mike, this is a GREAT shot of this bee! I can certainly appreciate the difficulty in getting a shot like this! I have a bumblebee photo in my gallery - frankly, I think yours is better - which was the result of chasing the silly thing around for 20 minutes! As big, fat, little helicopters, these guys are great. As cooperative models... let's just say they leave something to be desired! I think the colors in this photo - purples and greens - just make the black and yellow of the bee pop right off the screen. Superb capture, my friend!
Faemike55 7:47PM | Thu, 10 June 2010
Fantastic macro! It is fun and amuzing to try and capture certain insects, the photographer looks to be demented running for spot to spot, cursing aloud....
GBCalls 7:55PM | Thu, 10 June 2010
Mike, moving subjects require patience for waiting for the moment and quick reflexes when it comes. Thus more non moving objects like flowers are found in my gallery. Every outing with the camera only need be fun. Producing excellent results like yours are a big plus and inspiration to achieve more of the same. Well done!
bazza 9:41PM | Thu, 10 June 2010
Wow this is just beautiful Mike what a superb catch, can imagine how hard it would be to do too.. Excellent focus and DOF..
brewgirlca 1:06AM | Fri, 11 June 2010
This is about as good as it gets unless you're a camera man for David Attinborough. With the fast shutter speeds the aperature needs to be wide open in the f2.8 range and thus your depth of field is gonna plummet. In my heavy duty field work days I had to take thousands of pictures and so I know how difficult it is to get stellar shots. You done good boy.
njb2000 3:33AM | Fri, 11 June 2010
Lovely close up work You did well to frame the bee and the flower and get the focus Nice shot!
Raddar 5:25PM | Fri, 11 June 2010
You and Holly both have mad skills with those cameras. I'm doing good just to get everything in frame, my wife on the other hand is notorious for lobbing off heads. Anyway....great shot man. The motion capture had to be hard to pull off but looks like you nailed it.