Here I come by patcheah

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Nikon D7000
Tamron macro 90mm
A busy bee in my backyard ,Melbourne,Australia.

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A Bugs Kingdom 4th April 2011
Butterflies,Skippers,Moths,& Other Winged Insects
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The World as we See it or Missed it 30.9.2011
Bugs on Flower in macro 2.9.2011
The Wonder of Wings 14th Dec 2011

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  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscambleabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully done!

    Just out of interest’s sake, did you set up and wait, with your focal point at that spot?

  • Thanks very much Jordan for your compliment and fave,greatly appreciated.
    I am still new to macro and manual but I saw in another RB member of his bee in flight and he gave the settings. Mine was handheld,manual F 5.6 shutter speed 1000. I just waited patiently for the bee ( there were lots of them at the same bush of flowers),quickly focus and shoot madly.Sometimes I get lucky like this one.LOL

    – patcheah

  • Loreto Bautista Jr.
    Loreto Bautist...about 4 years ago

    Beautiful close up !!!

  • Thanks Loreto for dropping by and your lovely comments,greatly appreciated.

    – patcheah

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesabout 4 years ago

    Awwh just beautiful! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thanks Gabe for your nice comment and support.Glad that you like it to be your fave:)

    – patcheah

  • Kerry  Hill
    Kerry Hillabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture with wonderful detail and clarity!

  • Thanks Kerry for dropping by and your encouraging comment,greatly appreciated.

    – patcheah

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamabout 4 years ago

    Wow that’s a really great action macro. Awesome picture and capture

  • Thanks Robert for visiting,appreciate your lovely comment :) I can never understand why bees just ignore the camera lens!

    – patcheah

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray.

    – patcheah

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ann for the acceptance to your group.

    – patcheah

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...about 4 years ago

    .. great macro… I just read you formula.. you forgot to add .. cross your fingers and hope the bee doesn’t turn on you.. that happened to me once and I must have been a funny sight as I ran down the street holding my camera with a bee chasing me…

    Gorgeous color and clarity in this image and tack sharp focus.. the subtle blur gives it a really nice visual too… if you did this and you are new to macro.. that’s amazing! My compliments to you.

  • Thanks for your support and advice. Many times I have wondered why the bee doesn’t turn on me since I am about 6inches away from them and the lens is about 2inches from the bee. I better watch out in case there is a nasty one but so far they have been very kind to me. There is a blur on the leg,maybe grease on my lens,not sure what it is.Thanks for your lovely comment,greatly appreciated :)

    – patcheah

  • Leon Heyns
    Leon Heynsabout 4 years ago

    stunning, I love the pollen on its little feet

  • Thanks for dropping by and your lovely comments. I also love the pollens on bees,they have different colours from different flowers.I’ve seen purple,red ,yellow and bright orange.So beautiful.

    – patcheah

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ
    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...about 4 years ago

    Wonderful Macro capture such clarity and detail Nicely done and presented hugs

  • Thanks for taking the time to view my work and your lovely comments,greatly appreciated.

    – patcheah

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