Here is a photo that I shot last May during a hike through the nature around Reinfeld. I didn’t do a lot of insect photography since I purchased my first DSLR camera. It’s mainly because I don’t own a macro lens, but in some cases it’s also possible to take insect photos with my Tamron 70-300mm lens or with my Nikon 18-105 lens. I did for example write down my experience about how you can get decent insect photos with the Nikon 18-105mm lens, but this just as a sidenote. For the photo in this post, I used my Tamron lens. The results are not macro photos, but I can still take normal photos of insects with my lenses.
4 thoughts on “Bumblebee Worker”
I have a macro lens – AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED if that says anything. I bought it a couple of months ago, but I find your closeup of the bee is great. Macro lens are good, but my experience is that if the object you are taken a photo of is nice and flat it becomes completely focussed and macro, otherwise the edges can get a bit blurred. I have taken a few good macros, but more luck than judgement. Of course the idea is to use a tripod, but I do not have the patience and taking the photo of a fly with a tripod is not ideal – they tend to fly now and again 🙂
I know this particular lens as I was that curious about macro and portrait photography that I have read about all options already 🙂 That’s why it will definitely be cool to own a macro lens at some point, because you can also take nice portraits with them as they are prime lenses and super sharp and the focal lentgh is good for it too. I have the Nikkor on my radar, but I am not afraid to check out Sigma or Tamron either because they have good ones too.
I follow some YouTube channels about photography and to me it seems that true macro lens photography is quite challenging. It’s funny, one of the first things I purchased together with my camera was a super high end tripod…. it turned out that I never used it, exactly because of the same reason you mentioned. I don’t like to carry additional stuff 😀 I think it would be useful for macro photography, but I see what you mean… insects move anyway, that means I don’t think a tripod would be a help anyway with moving insects.
You are very diligent with your blog today. But what else can you do in this weather? 😉
Exactly 😀 When I came home, I told myself “This is the base I won’t leave today”, until I opened the fridge 😀 I had to go shopping in the drizzle. The wet air outside makes you feel sick. I need some time to adapt to autumn weather.
But to be honest, my activity today is still nothing compared to old times. I still try to find back to old blogging strengths… there have been times where I was more nuts about publishing new posts 😀