20140805-IMG_0577Just a quick 15minutes play in the garden shooting some rather docile bumble bees on the lavender as the evening draws in.


The not so docile honey bee




OK, not even a bee, by eye I thought this was a bunch of insect eggs, but closer inspection with the macro lens revealed it to be actually some form of slime mould on the tree stump.

Setup for all the shots:
Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 100mm F2.8 Macro USM, Kenko 1.5x teleconver & Jessops 21mm extension tube + 580EX on 3m OC-E3. This setup achieves 2:1 magnification at minimum focus distance (slime mould) but the bees were backed off closer to 1:1. All at F9, except the slime mould at F14.


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