Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Fri, 06/22/18 14:04
Your macro work is quite striking with the detailed views that are captured. I like the contrast here between the darkened form of the bee and the yellow heart of the daisy and there is the plus once again of the textural sense of the image.
That is quite the experience you had. When I was just a young man working in a gas station I had the experience of being robbed while being threatened with one of the old large glass soft drink bottles. I felt very much like you did with the adrenaline pumping, my hands shaking and my heart racing. Not something I would wish on anyone.
Comments by Gerry Vrbensky on Fri, 06/22/18 22:37
Beautiful macro, nicely captured.
My favourite is night photography but my better half has talked me out of going for just the same reason as you have experienced. I'm not sure
what I would have done as in your case but thankfully nothing bad happened other than a scare.
Comments by Jeff Dye on Fri, 06/22/18 23:15
Super tack sharp. It really emphasizes the intricate construction of these creatures. I'm glad
you came through the robbery attempt without injury or loss of your gear. I also have a
renewed interest in macro. Google Mike Moats Photography for inspiring macro work. I was
planning on buying a new macro lens (probably the Tamron 90) but starting working my
Tamron 16-300 at it closest focusing distance (less than 15" at all focal lengths) and have
been impressed so far plus I saved a lot of money.
Comments by Sandi MacDonald on Sat, 06/23/18 09:39
Great details on the bee's head. Good job.
Glad you are ok after that unfortunate event. We must all be very aware of our surroundings when shooting with expensive gear.
Comments by Bruce Hunter on Sat, 06/23/18 14:33
Wow photo....gives viewer the feeling of having been shrunk down to
the size of an ant.....and released into a macro world.
Comments by S Roter on Tue, 07/03/18 19:11
Thank you for your comments.
Jeff, I see other photogs using telephoto lenses 200-500mm or
100-400mm, and seen the results. The images are not bad at all,
still, I find them not equal to a good Macro lens. Holding a lens
of that size does not look too comfortable for a prolonged period
of time. I did take a look at Mr Moats's images, impressive to
say the least.
Gerry, I used to do night photography back in the 80's, on Mt
Royal 2:00am to 4:00am at night in Montreal. I carried a monopod
along with me for 'just in case' scenarios. Nothing ever