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Jul 24, 2015 00:58 |  #1

Technique: I used a syringe with a .8mm diameter needle to inject 2:1 sugar syrup into a Basil flower. You can get bigger needles, but .8mm is a good compromise between being small enough to get into most flowers and yet big enough for thick liquids. Ignore the shutter -the flash is the only significant light source on the subject. I dragged the shutter to get more detail in the background. I used the EF-S 60mm and tubes to reduce the weight of the rig -easier to control the camera when shooting free hand. At most all I had was my knee to brace the camera. Even though the bait slowed them down they were still in motion, trying to avoid me. So if you use this technique expect to delete a lot of frames. I'm very comfortable with the delete key on my keyboard.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D + a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens with 37mm of extension (max 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX. These are single, uncropped, frames taken hand held.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/w731​iW  (external link) Bumblebee in Basil II (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/vFr7​5P  (external link) Bumblebee in Basil I (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

This last one got a lot of attention on Flickr: 66,405 views and 949 faves.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/waxJ​PY  (external link) Wool Carder Bee in Basil I (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

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Jul 24, 2015 07:59 |  #2

Beautiful shots.




  
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Jul 24, 2015 08:04 |  #3

Lovely captures. They look very sharp


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Jul 24, 2015 09:24 |  #4

The poor man's MP-E is performing quite remarkable feats. :)


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Jul 25, 2015 08:48 |  #5

Great set, especially the last one


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Jul 25, 2015 10:17 |  #6

Thanks folks 8-)

Snowyman wrote in post #17642721 (external link)
The poor man's MP-E is performing quite remarkable feats. :)

The funny thing is that I have more control over the EF-S 60mm than I do the MP-E 65mm when shooting free hand because the later is too heavy -once I get it moving it's difficult to stop it.


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Jul 26, 2015 02:09 as a reply to  @ Dalantech's post |  #7

The MP-E is an unwieldy beast. :evil:


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Jul 26, 2015 03:23 |  #8

Impressive tongue detail, beautiful Carder.


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Jul 26, 2015 06:50 |  #9

Love the third image. Such a great perspective.


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Jul 26, 2015 07:19 |  #10

Thanks racketman and AbPhoto :)


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Jul 26, 2015 09:22 |  #11

Beautiful series John, that last one is a real cracker I can see why so many liked it. Love the eyes.


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Jul 28, 2015 01:51 as a reply to  @ Lester Wareham's post |  #12

Thanks Lester :)


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