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mpresley

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Here are some samples using various lenses:

Olympus 30mm f/3.5
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Olympus 14-150mm f/4 - f/5.6
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Vivitar 70-210 f/3.6 Series 1
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I have a feral colony way up in a tree. they have moved the hive once and I think are preparing or have already swarmed again as there seem to be very few bees left.
Still I photo them regularly to keep up with whatever they are up to.
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Well my bees decided that Christmas Day was the perfect time to skip town...I am keeping their security deposit :laugh:
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Bees in Florida
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phigmov

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Haven't shot much of the hive the last few weeks, its either been too hot & the bees get a little stingy, or its been wet & miserable. We've had a run of ovecast cool days, so managed to get out for a quick shot with the E-M1 & 200mm f4 Micro-Nikkor - the extra reach of a 200mm macro lens is super useful!

P1090009 by Walter Kernow, on Flickr
 

piggsy

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50823917257_e0d99c2250_h.jpghoneybees on coral vine by PIG, on Flickr

blue banded bees on coral vine by PIG, on Flickr

^ a couple Topaz Denoise AI worked on a lot better than Neat Image 8. I periodically chuck difficult ones through it and it rarely does any better (or does about the same, but where I'd need to re-do the masking or pipeline for it again), but it absolutely smashed dealing with fine detail against magenta for these.

ed- should mention, iso3200!

ed ed - actually on closer inspection Topaz completely failed on the background part of the blue banded bee one compared to Neat, but, easy correction to using Topaz for the in focus bit and Neat for the back works too. Still: on detailed areas at high iso noise levels and this particular detail frequency it did a good job lol.

50816795781_2e952304d0_h.jpghoneybee and skipper butterfly on cosmos by PIG, on Flickr

50816894532_61c5e36292_h.jpgorange tail bee on cosmos by PIG, on Flickr

50816763817_3f84a226cb_h.jpgcross polarised blue banded bee by PIG, on Flickr

A couple shot a while ago on the E-P5 with the Vivitar 90 2.5 Macro:

50786018263_5715911a50_h.jpgsugarbag bee by PIG, on Flickr

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