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Drinking Bees
Lens: Super Macro Takumar 50mm & Extension Camera: Pentax K20D Photo Location: Central Illinois ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F16 
Posted By: acbees, 08-09-2011, 01:42 PM

Haven't posted here in quite a while, but still look often. Took some time to take some shots of our bees drinking yesterday, so thought I would post a couple. Still have the K20 and still using my old standby Super Macro Takumar 50mm with extension and homemade diffuser. Have a Tamron 90mm and a Lester Dine (which I wouldn't get rid of either), but I still like this little lens.

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08-09-2011, 01:51 PM   #2
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very nice! Tripod?
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Sorry, kenafein, I forgot to mention anything about that. No, these were handheld.
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Wow, Great shots!! That Super Macro Takumar is some lens! I too have an old Tamron 90 f2.5 lens and would never get rid of it. A great portrait lens with incredible macro. My favorite to this day!

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Very well done, heaps of detail due to the sharp focus and colour and lighting pretty spot on.
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Super Bees' they look well fed and cared for nice shots.
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wonderful captures ! fine work with that classic tak... dave m
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Nice shooting! Never seen that before.

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Thanks to all you folks. Nice to know after such a long absence I came back with something you enjoyed.

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