“Field of Gold”
The image was taken on 12 September 2015 at about 5:34pm on the other side of Lake Keepit. The camera used was a Canon EOS 60D with a tripod and cable release, and the lens used was a Tamron 16-300mm with a lens hood. The settings were f/16, exposure 1/80 sec, ISO 100, and focal length 26mm.
Canon 550d ISO 200, f2.8, 1/100 second
Taken in my backyard using Canon EOS-70D with Canon EF-L 24-105mm IS-USM lens. Settings: shutter priority mode, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO-100, f/length 57mm, spot metering, high-speed-continuous shooting & handheld. Bit of a bee fetish this month. Chased them for hours anywhere I saw them…even on canola. Tried each of my 3 lenses using a zillion different setting combinations. I set myself three challenges on each bee hunt…
(1) to make the bee (not the flower) the hero of the shot, (2) hold the camera steady enough so that even after the heavy cropping I knew would be needed, the zippy little critter still retained some sort of reasonable detail, (3) achieve a complimentary bokeh. Of the hundreds that I took (& the small few that I didn’t delete), I think this was one achieved my aims the best & am pretty sure the spot metering helped highlight the bee. No stings … bonus! Still plenty of room for improvement.