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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Photographing Bees and Macro

Since bees are almost always constantly moving it would seem (correct me if I'm wrong) that auto-focus is the much better option versus manual focus. In this image I shot with my Canon R6 and Canon 100mm macro and although I think the image is "ok" it took a LOT of shots to come up with this one. Shot in auto-focus but "stabilizer" was "off".
Wondering too if as we get older our hands become less steady which makes getting very sharp images more challenging? Interested in any feedback.

  Canon EOS R6    EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens    100mm    f/9.0    1/2000s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  

May 27, 2023 at 08:12 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Photographing Bees and Macro

Nice one.
Can only say I never use auto focus for macro shots. I tend to use fixed focus and move the camera. It is hard to use natural light when shooting at 1:1 or higher- you are often shading the subject. Using flash makes it easier plus you get high effective shutter speeds as this becomes the flash duration.

Brian V.

May 27, 2023 at 11:54 PM

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