Oh, now THIS is awesome closeup nature action! Those bee/fly things have the most amazing markings and colourings, the likes of which I haven't seen before. And the vivid purple against that lovely diffuse background (is there something odd about it in the lower section?), looks great. Clarity and composition are spot on to. Very well done.
Gorgeous picture, Gnu!!! Detail and colors are just perfect, and I love the painted effect of the background. Out of curiosity, what kind of lens did you use for this? It's just wonderful.
I use a telephoto lens 70-300 mm from Tamron. It has a "macro"-mode that you can activate when you're on 200-300 mm which gives it a magnification ratio of 1:2.
Lovely balanced picture. The dof works really well and the colours are good too.
Amazing. This is my favorite so far, I think. The detail and colors on the flies are amazing. Redundant but so true. :)
Totally gvies be the creeps (Im not a bee guy :))I've never used a macro before, how close you are to the subject to get these shots? Very impressive.
Around 1-1.5 metres away from the subject.