Bee Macro Close Up Pictures

On a beautiful like today, Labor day, a perfect day to practice with my Macro lens taking close up pictures of the insects in our garden. And since the Mint has plenty of blossom, there are bee's flying off and on to grab the honey out of the flowers.

See here the results of around 100 shots with my Canon 100mm f/2.8 lens, taken with a Canon 5D.

Bee close up

Close up picture of Bee on Flower

Bee super close up

Bee close up

Bee close up pictures

honey drinking bee close up macro pictures

macro pictures of bee drinking honey from flowers

You can look at larger versions of these pictures  by clicking on the picture. I also posted these pictures in the Macro album on both Google+ and flickr. These pictures are posted under Creative Common license 3.0. If you would like to use one of these pictures, feel free, but credit the picture with the code below:

Picture by <a href="">Dennis Goedegebuure</a>, <a href="">Bee in Macro</a> under <a href="">Creative Commons</a>

Bee Close Up Photo’s

Last weekend I checked the lavender plants in front of our house. It was a busy come and go of the bees collecting honey. Dozens of worker bees were flying between the purple flowers to suck the nectar out of the flowers. I decided it was time for me to try to make some close up shots with my Macro lens. Check out my Bee Close up pictures.

All of the pictures below are made with the Canon 5D 12.8 mega pixels, and the Canon 100m F2.8 Macro lens. Anybody who would like to reprint these pictures, or use these commercially, please use the contact form to write me.






Little Men in Macro

Playing with my camera and macro lens, I just saw a great object to take some experimental photo’s off, the two little happy men.

men in macro

The above picture was taken with a Canon 5D, and a Canon 100mm f2.8 USM Macro lens.

Winnie The Pooh Burning Candle

I tried to make a time lapse series of a burning Winnie The Pooh candle we had. However, I failed to set the lens on manual focus, so not all pictures are zoomed in at the same sharpness or focal length.


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The picture has been made with a Canon 5D, and a 100 mm Macro lens. The specifics of the picture are:

  • Exposure 0.3
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Focal length: 100 mm
  • Iso speed: 100

So next time, if I want to make a time lapse of an object in the dark, using longer shutter time, I will set the lens on manual.

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