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© Chris Wesseling
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UploadedDecember 21, 2007
TakenJuly 1, 2007
ModelCanon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Exposure1/160 sec at f/11
FlashCompulsory Flash
Focal Length183 mm
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Long focal length and short focussing distance, makes for a very shallow depth of field. Anyone that has done a flower macro can tell you that.

To catch a busy little bumblebee in that thin slice of sharpness can be very taunting. Wind, clouds and especially shutter lag are your biggest enemies.

But spending all that time on your knees is worth it when between all those out of focus scenes you find that one perfect shot.

18 responses

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (21 Dec 2007):

    Ens veiem a JPG. Fins aviat!

  • Ted Gorczyca

    Ted Gorczyca gave props (24 Dec 2007):

    very nice macro

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (24 Dec 2007):

    Excellent details!!!

  • 1966 ....

    1966 .... said (25 Dec 2007):

    great image and knowledge

  • Engy Farahat

    Engy Farahat gave props (25 Dec 2007):

    Wow.. fabulous macro..beautiful details. It's perfect.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (26 Dec 2007):

    What amazing detail!

  • Gary Duffy

    Gary Duffy said (28 Dec 2007):

    I can never get these shots, But i love those that can

  • Kathi Moore

    Kathi Moore gave props (2 Jan 2008):

    Amazing shot! Love it! :)

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz (Deleted) gave props (3 Jan 2008):

    Beautifully done!

  • Michael Brummett

    Michael Brummett said (3 Jan 2008):

    Great shot. Well focused. I hope I get this good.

  • James Wei

    James Wei gave props (4 Jan 2008):

    Wonderful and amazing capture there.

  • j dixon

    j dixon gave props (4 Jan 2008):

    such rich detail in this one- which is why I made it a fav. especially love the fuzz on the bee.

  • Caitlin Stewart

    Caitlin Stewart said (10 Jan 2008):

    so great. good job.

  • Christopher Boles

    Christopher Boles (Deleted) gave props (20 Jan 2008):

    Bumble Bees are on the decline, this is a great picture of a very elusive insect.

  • Jillian

    Jillian said (26 Jan 2008):

    i am too scared..

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (26 Sep 2008):


  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    Love it!

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