A Play with Pink Card

Took another visit to White Mill on the weekend, visiting first on the Saturday (21 April).  I decided to take some pink card for proping up in the background, to give a different coloured effect to the insect shots.  I was hoping for some bees, but the cold damp weather seemed to of put most of them off.  However I did find one Solitary Bee that would pose, and later a tiny Nomada Bee drinking Nectar in a flower.  The most obvious use of the card is in the fly shots however when it takes the place of what would be a black background.

The black background would occur as there was nothing behind the fly for the light from the flash to illuminate – so it would go black.  In this and the Solitary Bee shot I’ve got the pink card mounted on a couple of pegs (which were stuck into the ground on this occassion.  The pegs are just normal washing clothes pegs.

I hope you like the effect this gives.

Solitary Bee on FlowerCanon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO160)
Solitary Bee on Flower

Solitary Bee on Flower.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm lens.  ISO 160 F11 1/250.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Macro Flash.

Fly against pink (about 2x mag).Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
Fly against pink (about 2x mag).

Fly against pink (about 2x mag).  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm lens.  ISO 100 F11 1/250.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Macro Flash.

Fly against pink (about 1x mag).Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
Fly against pink (about 1x mag).

Fly against pink (about 1x mag).  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm lens.  ISO 100 F11 1/250.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Macro Flash.

Nomanda bee drinking.Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
Nomanda bee drinking.

Nomanda bee drinking.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm lens.  ISO 100 F11 1/250.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Macro Flash.  Around 3x Magnification.

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Chris

I've been taking macro photography from 2004. I use both Canon film and digital cameras.

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