Monochrome Madness; Wet Bee

Wet Bee Aperture64

ISO 800 F/8.0 1/250 135mm

I have kept this image back for a week, because I have entered it for Leanne Cole’s and Laura Macky’s Monochrome Madness that is now in week 12. I entered a few weeks ago and after seeing loads of great images I decided to enter another image.

This shot was more luck then anything else. I was out with my photography class and we noticed an insect in the water. At first we thought it was  a pond skater, though on closer inspection and zooming, we saw it was a bee. My caring students fished him out and gave him a twig to sit on, while they informed me that we needed to find a safe place to rest since he wouldn’t be able to fly for several hours. Of course I had other ideas and decided to photograph him first.

I didn’t have my macro kit with me but I did have my medium zoom and set the aperture to f/8.0, as it is the sharpest for this lens and focused at the minimum distance.
In Lightroom I attempted to edit this shot a few times via several methods but in the end Lightroom with a few adjustment brushes worked well.

Personally I love the sharpness of the bee and the bokeh in the background which I was kind of surprised from using this lens and this aperture.

Please remember to check out the Monochrome Madness post on Leanne’s blog.

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