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    Mostly Bee's

    The 1st image is being put in here as it has really got me thinking.
    I truely like how it has come out and I just like it. Plus it is one of the flowers the Bee's are on.

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    Hope you like it, but its okay if you don't
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    A spiders web with water drops on it, (man made As I have not got a shot like this so I just had to do it).
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    Its a wonder that it still can get life off with all that pollen
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    While it was still about I clicked away
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    This one s for the detail these bee's have got
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    Had to try to dodge a few branches and I it came out okay I think
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    Another one for the detail.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

    Sony a77 with 18/55mm lens
    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


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    Good ones Gramps!

    I like photographing bees... but I don't think we have these flowers around here. The spider web also came out really well. What lens do you use?

    My most recent bee shot is this one...


    Pollen by Stef, on Flickr
    Quarter size crop from A6500 with Zeiss 55mm/1.8 (when this combo hits focus, it's crazy sharp)

    Cheers!

    Stef

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    Thanks Stef the flowers are on a tree/shrub that are indigenous to Australia and they are called Grevillea's, there are quite a lot of them in varieties.
    This one is a Grevillea Winpara Gem and it was about 4 inches high when I planted it and now it massive.
    The lens I used is the Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro. I was hoping to get a 90mm macro lens but I have to wait a little while for then now.
    I have got a Sigma 70/300 with a macros on it and I used that today.
    But I found with that one you really need to be on a tripod as each movement is magnified badly.
    I might do a set up as the bee's are really thick on the tree out the back and I am sure I will get one to an areas I set up

    Thanks for looking at my shots.
    So for now I will stick withe the little macro lens.

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    This one was with the Sigma lens and
    I have not been that happy with this lens at the best of times.
    But on the macro side of it is only okay but maybe on a tripod it will work better.
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    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

    Sony a77 with 18/55mm lens
    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


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    Nice work on the bees. My allergies have reminded me it is pollen time so with that the bees must be around too.
    Gear: Sony A6000, Canon T5i, Zeiss 16mm-70mm, various Canon lenses, PS Elements, various Topaz plug ins.

    Mike

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    Mike I'm starting to get that as I get older to. But its the sting I really have to worry about.
    Its one of the reasons to why I am after the 90mm macro lens to keep a safer distance away from them.
    And I think even when you get a good shot you are not fully happy with it so you keep going back.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

    Sony a77 with 18/55mm lens
    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


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