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Bee on Wallflower

Discussion in 'Nature' started by gardenersassistant, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. My wife tells me the flower is a Perennial Wallflower, Erysimum 'Spice Island'.

    Captured in our garden, using the 14-42 on a G3 with probably the Raynox 150 close-up lens (it might have been the Canon 500D). I would not envisage using a close-up lens with the 14-42 normally, but this was my first test run with the G3 and the 45-200 had not yet arrived.

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  2. tomrock

    tomrock Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    These are great. I can't believe how crisp they are.
  3. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Really nice shots with the kit zoom! Oh, and the bee is nicer looking up close than those garden flies. :biggrin:
  4. Thanks both. The G3 is proving to be very tasty IQ-wise compared to the superzooms I have used up to now. The images need much gentler PP, but even so the PP may be contributing a bit to the apparent sharpness.

    He he. Yes, nicer, in a fluffy kind of a way. But for my taste I rather like the (to my eye) somehow more alien, unsettling look of flies. (Of course, another reason for my liking them is that some of them are really good subjects, conveniently sitting around while they have their photos taken, blowing bubbles and going into wonderful contortions as they clean themselves. Bees in contrast, nice and fluffy as they may be, tend to rush around the whole time and be distinctly difficult for slow operators like me to get pictures of.:frown:)
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