10-18-2016 07:55 PM - edited 10-18-2016 07:58 PM
Nat Geo had an article last month w/ 300 different kinds of bees, this was their headliner, it was the 1st time I had ever seen such a thing, this is very cool. Theirs was a head on shot so couldn't see the rest of the body, what a beautiful creature, thanks for sharing this. Do you remember where they're from? You are really enjoying that new lense aren't you. Ok you are convincing me,this is really great. Esp for f5.6, your DOF is really pretty good for that low of a setting, I'm impressed w/ that lens too. (and your picture)
10-19-2016 09:53 AM
I believe this is the creature here, it appears they are native to the South West of the US. This guy was quick and all over the place, hard to get a good picture that was in focus. Still learning photography and this lens. This trip I decided to take a step back so the imagine is more likely a 1:5 or greater, not a 1:1 or 1:2. I figured I would get the greater DOF and I could always crop the imagine later.
10-19-2016 03:30 PM
Really, I would have thought they were from some exotic place (I couldn't remember there were so many in the article) I'm just a beginner too, but have had some fun this summer in the garden shooting bugs. I have much to learn, and there are many pro's on here that would be far better to give you any real advice. I just like how your shots look with that lens, for a beginner too, I would have never known had you not told us. I think your enthusiasm is contagious, and I love how you are experimenting with your lens. Have been considering it, but after watching you have so much fun with it, I can't help but want one now. Where do you go to get info and learn? I found a couple online that are pretty good, not too dull. Not sure if they will bleep it out on here. My learning curve is with post right now. Thanks again for all your enthusiasm and fun.
10-20-2016 11:20 AM
Thank you very much for the kind words.
I have been reading as many photography articles as I can, like outdoor photography and places like this site. I also joined a local camera club, they have a local professional come in and critique our imagines. I have learned a lot in a short time from that. I have been trying to get the imagine right in camera so as to limit post processing as much as possible. All the imagines I have posted here, I did not post process except for cropping.
10-20-2016 11:57 PM - edited 10-20-2016 11:57 PM
Seems like you're getting "it" quite well. You must live in or near a city where they would have such classes. I need to rely on on-line help at the moment. Appreciate your shares, like I said before , your enthusiasm is contageoous. Thanks for bringing it to this site, I think we needed it. I did anyway. Please keep it up. Everything you've submitted got kudos, so I'm not the only one that likes your efforts. Now we need to hear how you did them, your thought process, for lack of a better word. Please keep sharing.