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.IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/y8Cnh4 Sleeping Wool Carder Bee by John Kimbler, 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).
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/y5jA69 Dragonfly Portrait I by John Kimbler, on Flickr
I used that photo to start a discussion over in the nature talk section.