Stunningly beautiful work......by God and by you! Thanks for bringing pulchritude to my day, it's a lovely way to begin it!
My untrained eyes say that shots of bees can't get any perfect than what you have here. Kudos!
you should work for national geographic or life or something....the worse thing in life is wasted talent haha (robert deniro)
I love this one. I tried to take a similar shot the other day with a yellow jacket and a flower. Mine didn't turn out near as good on account of my heart pounding fear of insects, and how that fear correlates with the movement of my feet, and the direction they are going, which in this case, was backwards and quite fast.
I'm a bit talkative tonight, eh? Nice shot. Well done.
Excellent macro. I really like the colors.
I was wondering, is it very hard to get good DoF with the macro ring?
Well, nobody is perfect. This is a great shot though. I like that the bee on the left is out of focus because it forces the eyes to go back to the bee on the right which is in focus. There's a great article about macro photography by professor Plonsky who talks about various methods of getting good shots at: http://www.mplonsky.com/photo/article.htm
Looking at your photos, makes me realize that what we take for granted all that is beautiful. Because of you walking by that beautiful church we get to experience those things that we don't seem to have time for. Thanks for the inspiration and a great start to the morning...
i'll bet you used to pull the wings off of those things when you were young.....
I took a similar bee shot last week. I think you did a much better job. I agree - the little buggers refuse to hold still long enough, adding a bit of luck to the equation.
i love the lavender with the yellow. perfect pic. i'm loving this über-close-up thing. very nice.
I think the colors in this are just amazing. I really love this shot. Stunning.
wow, two glorious insect photos in such a short time. I love it.
Amazing stuff... Every! Freakin! Day!
How much more perfect that this can you get?? I think some blurring on subjects like this is perfect as it illustrates that life was captured. A perfectly focused shot of bees would just feel like a reference image from an encyclopedia. Like it was staged.
I think this is a great shot. Better than any bee/bug shots I've been able to get. :)
i tried to take the same photo last week here in boston. same bees, same exact flower. it wasn't, however, the same photo. very nice texture in the wings and an incredibly short dof.
For those interested, this flower is Echinops ritro or "Globe Thistle".
WOW! Awesome. I have been enjoying a trip through your photos instead of doing what I ought - the laundry. This is more captivating.
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!