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Perfectly Queen ... of the Bees

Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Found at dawn covered in dew with the sun coming up on the dried out grass behind. A Native Australian Leafcutter bee, orange tail.

    p1020330a_markberkery.
     
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  2. sinpig

    sinpig Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 2, 2010
    Superior, WI
    That's really nice, out of curiosity, what lens did you use??
     
  3. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    I wonder if it feels weird to have water droplets on your eyes.
     
  4. jalex

    jalex Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 24, 2010
    Jane
    That is one amazing macro!
     
  5. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks. This is with the Oly 50/f2 on the G1, with an achromat on.
     
  6. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Awesome capture!

    Be honest, did you take a little spray bottle to the poor guy? :biggrin:

    Seriously, very nice work and thanks for sharing.
     
  7. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    p1020330a_markberkery.

    Brilliant....:2thumbs:

    Strange request I know....
    Can you humour me and flip it vertically, I just feel it would give it more impact going from bottom left to top right.
    I'd appreciate your opinion.

    I'd do it myself but you don't allow editing.

    Just my 2p's worth.

    D in W
     
  8. Holmes375

    Holmes375 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 6, 2010
    Rocky Mountains, USA
    Very nice work. That golden background sure sets off the interesting subject.

    I like the composition.
     
  9. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    546
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Special dispensation then. Go ahead and turn it. Let's see how it looks.
     
  10. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    546
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Try it ...
     
  11. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Magic - what a superb capture of nature as we don't often see it.
     
  12. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
  13. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    546
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks Jane.
     
  14. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    546
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks K, appreciated. Dew drops, you have to get up in the morning for them. :) Water drops usually wouldn't have the different sizes and the distinct separation at such close proximity to each other.
     
  15. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    546
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks H, much appreciated. It's all about the right place and time ...
     
  16. PSimmons

    PSimmons Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2010
    Central Florida
    speechless, ridiculous detail
     
  17. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    546
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks Holmes, appreciated. It was a great morning for that shot.
     
  18. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    546
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks Ian. It's all around, magic. :)
     
  19. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    546
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Well, it looks fresher because it's new but one is as the other really. What do you think?
     
  20. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    546
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Comment appreciated mate.