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I’m not much of a macro lens person. Based on my very limited sports experience, the best action shot would be to get the bee just as it was landing/taking off. Failing that, I cropped the image and put the bee in a position following the rule of thirds. A macro lens might have pulled in more detail.

3 responses

  1. I think it’s fun to see that you are experimenting with a new field of photography. I like your bee-picture and I like the tight crop. If I may come with a suggestion; a way to emphasize the bee a little more is to add contrast and colour saturation locally on the bee, and then take down (make darker) the surroundings. Keep up with the good work!

    November 15, 2011 at 7:27 am

  2. Thanks so much for your input. I agree that there could have been more. I posted your comment to PhotoCritical in my other blog because your observation is very relevant to what I am discussing there.

    November 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm

  3. Victor, as a garden blogger, I take photos of many bees and insects. You do not need a macro lens to accomplish a closeup, your 200 mm zoom can work fine. I mostly use my 18 to 135mm but being allergic to bees, a longer lens comes in mighty handy. You can Photoshop the bee as suggested, but really they are not hard to get a great shot right from the camera.

    November 15, 2011 at 11:44 pm

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