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Tiny bee approaches flower cluster.

The flowers of this shrub always overhang the swimming pool and present a challenge for the photographer who seeks a close-up shot...solution attempted here by utilising the 100-400mm lens as  a stand-in macro tool.

Docking

Tiny bee approaches flower cluster.

The flowers of this shrub always overhang the swimming pool and present a challenge for the photographer who seeks a close-up shot...solution attempted here by utilising the 100-400mm lens as  a stand-in macro tool.

comments (13)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 5 Jan 2009, 01:46
I think you must work magic with whatever tool you have at hand, Ray! smile
Ray: You are too kind, Ginnie. I was pleasantly surprised, though, with the outcome on this occasion.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 5 Jan 2009, 02:59
Ray this is a great image
Ray: So pleased you like this one, Vintage.
Wow : A very nice capture once again !
Ray: Yours is a very encouraging remark, thanks, Zebigleb.
Gorgeous and fascinating Ray!
Ray: Thanks, Richard.
I am certainly fascinated by the wildlife I find in this city garden, and I feature it frequently during the next two weeks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Jan 2009, 10:59
My big bertha also doubles up for macro's at times. This one is great on detail.
Ray: Thanks, Louis.
It is amazing how versatile a big lens can be if one takes the time to try it out. I shot this from about 2metres distance, and a very satisfied with what I managed to capture.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Jan 2009, 11:41
You do it so well though Raysmile
Ray: You should see the pile of duds I get too, Tracy. [grin]
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 5 Jan 2009, 14:56
No surprised that you accomplished the task with success, Ray. Bravo.
Ray: How kind of you to comment this way, Jennie.
Most close up stuff I take is with my 70-300 lens. Works for me!

This is superb Ray.
Ray: I guess I am a slow learner, Bill. [grin]
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Jan 2009, 19:19
Ray, this is again a likey to me....this is superb, I have tried to do this kind of things too, next time I just need more patience....
Ray: You are very kind, Astrid. I am slowly learning the virtue of patience.
Great timing Ray, good idea to use the long lens in place of a macro, will hae to try it.
Ray: Seems to work just fine, Brian, but you don't quite get the detail you would expect from a specialist close-up lens. One benefit, though, is that you get to stand back a little from the subject.
Great timing Ray, good idea to use the long lens in place of a macro, will hae to try it.
Very cool shot, especially with the flying bee. Well captured!
Ray: Thanks, LighningPaul. I appreciate your kind remark.
I've always been impressed with your improvised macro long lenses. Great timing too.

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camera Canon EOS 40D
exposure mode shutter priority
shutterspeed 1/640s
aperture f/9.0
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 400.0mm
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