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    Green Metallic Bee

    This guy is tiny!1/8 inch head to tail end.
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    Focus is off a little on this one,but I like the angle.
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    Sigma 150macro f/13 ISO 400 1/320" handheld.
    Last edited by Jim B.; 28th July 2009 at 10:27 PM.

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    Re: Green Metallic Bee

    Hi Jim,

    I'm split, I prefer the first for the nice clean composition, but the second for a bigger ratio of bug to frame size.

    Both excellent shots of course.

    Could I ask what you used for the shots (lens + extension tubes), and a tripod presumably?

    Well done,

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    Re: Green Metallic Bee(Sweat Bee)

    Hi Dave,
    I didn't use any tubes.Bare Sigma 150 Macro handheld.I tried some shots with a Canon 100 macro+1.4X TC,but I was getting too much camera shake.The second photo is slightly cropped.When I do use a tripod. I use a Bogen 302BN with 401 geared head.

    Jim
    Last edited by Jim B.; 29th July 2009 at 01:29 PM.

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    Re: Green Metallic Bee

    The first one is nice and sharp with plenty of detail for such a tiny Bee.
    Odd colour for a Bee, are they common Jim?

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    Re: Green Metallic Bee

    Hi Keith,
    Yes, very common and they come in a variety of colours, from black to a honey bee type colour scheme.Metallic Bee is the wrong name.They are Sweat Bees.Named because they are attracted to the salt in sweat.
    Jim

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    Re: Green Metallic Bee

    They could be a tad annoying then!

    Keith

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    Lovely shots, that's an amazing bee!

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