Bokeh Bumble Bee – HBW

The bee is more honored than other animals,
not because she labors,
but because she labors for others

– Saint John Chrysostom
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Macro photography is kind of its own art form, especially with insects that are always moving and flying around. Because the focus plane is so incredibly small, it’s hard to get what you want in focus to be in focus. I’m still at about a 7-10:1 delete to keep ratio just because of the focus factor.

I find, at least with my camera, that it’s easier to use the center focus point keeping in mind that the photo will be cropped later. My camera seems to focus a lot faster and more accurately with that center point which is crucial when trying to capture a moving bee. Plus, there isn’t enough time to select a different focus point, compose and get the shot… I haven’t seen an insect yet that will strike a pose for the camera – especially when there is a big black lens 6 inches away from its head.

Keep the center on the subject, and you should be more successful.

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Canon EOS 5D
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

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