Busy Bees

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Had another opportunity to test out my rokinon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens I purchased. Justing going to showcase some of the photos here.

Last Bee on a Habiscus Flower

The final bee picture.  I can see the challenges of macro photography.  You have such a narrow depth of field and you have to close the aperture down to increase the depth of field but reduces the amount of light.  You can compensate some by increasing the ISO, but that impacts the pictures quality.  I definitely see why macro photographers use flash now.  It makes total sense with the added bonus of darkening the background which further increases the focus on your subject.  Hopefully I can pick up a flash soon.  

Last Bee on a Habiscus Flower
  • Camera: SONY
  • Exposure Time: 1/160
  • Aperture: unknown
  • ISO: 1250
  • Focal Length: unknown
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Exposure Bias: 0
Figure 1 - Taken with the Rokinon 100mm F2.8 Macro lens

Bee on a Habiscus Flower

A bee on a habiscus flower collecting pollen.

Bee on a Habiscus Flower
  • Camera: SONY
  • Exposure Time: 1/160
  • Aperture: unknown
  • ISO: 1250
  • Focal Length: unknown
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Exposure Bias: 0
Figure 2 - Taken with the Rokinon 100mm F2.8 Macro lens

Busy Bee on Yellow Flower

Bee on a zucchini collecting pollen. Another tricky shot.   I have a lot to learn about macro photography.  It is definitely harder than it looks.  

Busy Bee on Yellow Flower
  • Camera: SONY
  • Exposure Time: 1/160
  • Aperture: unknown
  • ISO: 1250
  • Focal Length: unknown
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Exposure Bias: 0
Figure 3 - Taken with the Rokinon 100mm F 2.8 Macro Lens