Honey Bee and Dragon Fly from Wayanad!
Category: Macro World
These are a couple of macro pics I took during a trek trip to Edakkal caves and Meenmutty falls. One problem with both the pics is the excessive sunlight and the reflections, as if a flash was used :( All this while, I had found it tough to have enuf DOF to cover life size macro pics, now that I had enuf light to bump up the DOF, there are reflections! When will I learn to do it right :(
This honey bee was spotted at a shop next to the base of Edakkal caves. The shop keeper helped by pouring out the 'Sarbath' so that the bees come and sit on it. I used Av mode f/13 for this pic, to give me enuf DOF. Since, the bee was directly in sunlight, I still could manage 1/200s @ ISO-100. It was a dream come true, until I reviewed the pictures in the comp and spotted the reflections :(
The dragon fly was a large black one, spotted hovering around near the base of Meenmutty falls. I waited patiently for about 20 mins for this cutie to sit down and it finally did ... just a few seconds. Light was ample again and I used Av mode f/8 for a 1/125s exposure @ ISO-100. Finally, I guess the pic was slightly blurred and didnt have enuf details I'd have liked.
Posted by usandeep
at 12:01 AM
Updated: Tuesday, 11 March 2008 9:26 PM