[PlayRaw] Bee in the park

Summer evening in the park just behind my house…
During some practice shots a bee landed in front of my lens.

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Lovely image. Many bees and butterflies, among other creatures, in my area too.

They always just show us the butt, don’t they?
Here’s mine with DT and GIMP:


Very nice photo. Here is my attempt.

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RT 5.6

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Used the latest darktable shared by @r3cov3r.

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darktable 2.6.2
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Great pics. i’ve been taking a few bee pics myself. I’ve had about the same luck as you with getting the bee’s butt into focus. Finally, last week I broke down and ordered some macro extension tubes. I think they’ll up the game a little for the bee shots. Here’s a pic where I get a bee to stand still and say cheese for a change:

Meanwhile, can’t wait to get the M42 extension tubes. BTW: shot shown was done with 50 year old Pentax lens (M42 mount). Good luck with the bees.

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