Gathering nectar


Photo Information
Honey bee on a geranium flower, gathering nectar taken with a K10D with a Tamron 90mm 1:2.8 lens. Trying to get the darned bee to stay still was nearly impossible
03/06/2009 - 14:37vickijw53
CategoryClose Up
Shutter Speed1/750
Aperturef/2.8
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length90mm
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Cloudhunter

Link Posted 03/06/2009 - 15:15
Cracking Shot!

beginner

Link Posted 03/06/2009 - 21:47
Hi Vicki!......the Tamron 90mm becomes super sharp at F5.6...wonderful colours though and Bees are the hardest thing in the insect world to take!....it is a really good effort.............Ken
K20D...ist DS ,DA18/55,DA16/45.DA* 50/135,"A"1.7 50MM..."A" 70/210..M 50mm f2...Tamron 90mm macro,28/300 Tamron,200/500 Tamron 6.9....A Pentax DA*300... Sigma10/20,FA31mm 1.8 Ltd*********,FA 77mm Ltd!

vickijw53

Link Posted 05/06/2009 - 22:04
beginner wrote:
Hi Vicki!......the Tamron 90mm becomes super sharp at F5.6...wonderful colours though and Bees are the hardest thing in the insect world to take!....it is a really good effort.............Ken

Thanks for the comments - will try at f5.6 to see if it makes a difference, is this the sweet spot for this lens??
Vicki
K-s2, K10D with kit lens, Tamron 90mm 1:2.8, Tamron 70-300 F/4.6-5.6 Di, Samsung 16 -45 F4 Pentax Da 60- 250

beginner

Link Posted 05/06/2009 - 22:32
Hi Vicki.....it is super sharp from F 5.6 to F8.0!...But if you are going in closer for real macro shots, you need to shoot at F11/F16 to get the Dof!.......complicated this macro lark! ,it's all a matter of experimentation,I normally work in AV mode and just try a couple of shots at different appertures.....just a matter of spinning the wheel......all the best and good luck..........Ken
K20D...ist DS ,DA18/55,DA16/45.DA* 50/135,"A"1.7 50MM..."A" 70/210..M 50mm f2...Tamron 90mm macro,28/300 Tamron,200/500 Tamron 6.9....A Pentax DA*300... Sigma10/20,FA31mm 1.8 Ltd*********,FA 77mm Ltd!
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