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Sep 08, 2015 05:27 |  #1

First up is a photo I took last May. I shot several hundred frames of this Wool Carder bee over the course of three or four days -whenever I'd find it sleeping in my Lavender. Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/y8Cn​h4  (external link) Sleeping Wool Carder Bee (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

We took a trip up to Viareggio, Italy to see my brother in law's new baby and I'm glad I took my macro rig with me. Going to have to spend some time around the lakes in that area! I think the white spots on this dragonfly's eyes are pollen, and it was probably feeding on bees.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 2x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: Early morning shot while it was still a little lethargic, although it only gave me time for a few portrait shots (about 22C).

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/y5jA​69  (external link) Dragonfly Portrait I (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

I used that photo to start a discussion over in the nature talk section.

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Sep 08, 2015 06:29 |  #2

Wow, two great captures John


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Sep 09, 2015 05:34 |  #3

Wonderful shots, John.


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Sep 09, 2015 07:11 |  #4

Thanks Travis and Kurt 8-)


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Sep 09, 2015 08:19 |  #5

Two beauties. I especially like the dragon.


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Sep 09, 2015 08:22 |  #6

Really cool!




  
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Sep 11, 2015 03:19 |  #7

Both fabulous pics John

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Sep 11, 2015 03:45 |  #8

Thanks Moose, KillerClown, and Linda 8-)


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Sep 11, 2015 13:43 |  #9

These are GORGEOUS!!! May I ask what lens you are using?




  
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Sep 11, 2015 15:03 |  #10

mylifeis3 wrote in post #17703687 (external link)
These are GORGEOUS!!! May I ask what lens you are using?

It's in the tech specs before each photo in the OP -in this case Canon's MP-E 65mm macro lens. I also shoot with Canon's EF-S 60mm + extension tubes (external link).

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Sep 11, 2015 17:48 |  #11

Excellent! especially like the dragon


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Sep 12, 2015 00:27 |  #12

Thanks Denis :)


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Sep 12, 2015 18:04 |  #13

+1 for the dragon, great captures!


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Sep 13, 2015 00:55 |  #14

alquimista wrote in post #17705012 (external link)
+1 for the dragon, great captures!

Thanks!


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Sep 13, 2015 12:25 |  #15

Two wonderfully detailed and colourful portraits. It always amazes me how much detail you manage to capture without resorting to stacking.


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