21 March, 2012

Pick a peck of pollen specks

I spent around 20 minutes shooting some bees on Monday and managed to come up with a frame that I really like. The NEX-7 is great; I used manual focus for this shot (as with all of the bee photos that I've put up), and the EVF magnification really helps to get the focus spot on, even for small subjects like insects. It was especially helpful in this case, since 16mm (24mm-equiv) is a little wider than I'd have liked, which made the bee somewhat small in the frame.

Even so, I'm psyched. This is the first time I've been able to take this kind of photo with a camera other than my DSLR, and to be able to do this kind of photography with a camera that's always on me is awesome. Given the small details, though, bigger is better, so I'm going to try an experiment:
Click on any of the resolutions below to download a free, wallpaper-sized copy of the photo. Enjoy!

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