Her pollen sacks full, this bee takes a final long drink of nectar before returning to the hive.
model Canon EOS 70D
lens Canon MP-E65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo
focal length 65 mm
exposure time 1/160
shooting style Hand Held
shoots number Single RAW File
processing software Camera Raw, Photomatix Pro, Photoshop
file format RAW
note It's Spring here, and yesterday I visited Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens at Betty's Bay. I again took out and attempted to get to grips with this tricky lens. The image was conventionally processed fist and then tone-mapped in Photomatix. I don't normally do this with my macro shots, but I thought I'd give it a try.