Bees up Close

Finally spring is appears to be upon us.  So went out with my Canon MPE-65mm lens with the Flash fitted with some hastily cobbled together diffusers – I need to fix my domes, as they’ve got battered about during their non use.  The diffuser today was a taped on deodorant tops that I used in the concave experiments with some velum papers wrapped around the outside.

The weather was sunny with showers, and quite warm ( 11 degrees!) so the bees were fairly active.  However managed to get these 4 shots that I like from the trip  to the river side fields opposite White Mill (NT) near Wimborne.

Solitary Bee on grass stem.
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO200)
Solitary Bee on grass stem.
 Solitary Bee on grass stem.  (2x Magnification) Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Lens, flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.  ISO 200 1/250 F11.

Solitary Bee in yellow flower. (2x Magnification)
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO200)
Solitary Bee in yellow flower. (2x Magnification)
Solitary Bee in yellow flower. (2x Magnification) Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Lens, flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.  ISO 200 1/250 F11.

Solitary Bee in yellow flower. (2x Mag)
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO200)
Solitary Bee in yellow flower. (2x Mag)
Solitary Bee in yellow flower. (2x Mag). Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Lens, flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.  ISO 200 1/250 F11.

Solitary Bee in yellow flower.
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO200)
Solitary Bee in yellow flower.
Solitary Bee in yellow flower. (3x Magnification) Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Lens, flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.  ISO 200 1/250 F11.

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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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