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Posted By: MoeRoadKill, 01-15-2011, 02:58 AM

While i was waiting for some birds i saw this little guy, dont think he is a bee nor a wasp not sure what is he, haha.

I really like how i can see my own camera lens in the reflection om the bees (we'll call him a bee) back

Question; i have the sigma 70-300mm lens with the 200-300 macro, would I be able to get shots like these with say, a, 100mm macro lens for example? or would i have to get really up to the object?




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01-15-2011, 06:05 AM   #2
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It is a Yellow Jacket (Wasp). They are very nice photos.
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These are nice enough images but to answer your question: you would do much better with a dedicated macro lens, here is an example from the Pentax 2.8 100mm macro

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sparkle Quote
It is a Yellow Jacket (Wasp). They are very nice photos.
I hate to rain on your parade Sparkle but it is a Flower Fly (wasp mimic)
I won't argue about the sub species but it is probably "Syrphus ribesii".

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thanks lohmann, i thought a 'real' macro lens would do a much better job just wasnt 100% sure. looks like a marco lens is next on the list
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Heinrich, look again and compare the subject with the Yellow Jacket and the Flower Fly. The sequence of banding and type of interlocking looks to me that there is no question but it is a Yellow Jacket. I've been wrong before...no I can't remember ever being wrong.
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Notice how Heinrich orientates sensor plane to subject plane moe,
visualize trying to squash that fly between your open hands, thats what I mean
by the 2 planes, how he's able to maximize overall focus and DOF of his subject.
Takes some practice with your composition and timing, you not doing bad, with Heinrich here, makes it easy for all of us.
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ill keep that in mind next time bill, thanks.
iv never really tried to use macro think these are my 2nd attempts but its fun

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