Friday, 29 July 2011

Red-tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus lapidarius)

These images are not intended in any way to be a study of the bee itself. Rather, they are meant as a photographic essay on colour and composition. In the first shot, the majority of the flowers have been sent back to create drama in the foreground and there is, I hope, a sense of harmony between the yellows and greens. The detail in the lace of the bee's wing is a bonus. In the second – a flatter shot – the interest is in the contrast between the flowers and the dark background provided by more distant foliage.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/3,200 sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 400

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/3,200 sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 400

4 comments:

  1. Two very interesting images Tim,I like them both for different reasons,your second Image is my favourite,the rich colours and sharp detail seem to merge.
    John.

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  2. Excellent images Tim, they work for me, well thought out.

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  3. The artistic eye at work here Tim ... well thought out.

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