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    Default And a novice's bee shot!

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    This is is my first contribution to the macro group. I don't have a macro lens so used a +4 close up filter on a Tamron 17-270 lens.
    The shot was taken handheld in afternoon sunlight.
    Comments and critiques welcome.

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    Nice! What focal length were you at, how close, and how much of a crop is that? Great result for a zoom lens + close up filters.
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    Hi Mike
    Yes it was a crop.
    I have attached here a copy of the original it was cropped from.
    The exif data:
    shutter speed 1/1250
    ISO 800
    f/9.0
    focus length 84.0mm

    I look forward to your thoughts/reactions.
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    very nice, I don't mind the uncropped version either.

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    Yeah, great result. Looking at the uncropped shot, that's about as close as I tend to get to bees with my macro lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigROBOTbill View Post
    very nice, I don't mind the uncropped version either.
    Same for me. In fact I prefer the wider short, more detail and better environmental look to it? Meh maybe its just me, but sometimes I think we get too carried away with removing all the bits around our macros. I like a little more context to the images.
    Well done by the way, the bees don't stand still or hover long enough for me as a rule so getting an in-flight shot makes me sooo jealous.
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    Well done, like oldclikka I prefer the uncropped one over the crop, but slightly cropped would possibly be nice as well.
    It is a pity that we dont get a lot of choice of background colour having to settle for where the critter is, something less bright than the white background objects would have been nice.
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    Fantastic! Bet you were pleased when you took that one.

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    Fantastic shot, there tricky things, good metering too.
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