I’m used to finding the odd honey bee that camps out on a flower overnight but this is only the second time I’ve run across one of these. For this shot, I had the luxury of setting up the tripod rig. It’s always a risk doing this. Does one go in for the handheld photograph good for a few shots or does one gamble setting up the rig in the hopes of getting some natural light shots. Photographing exclusively with available light was a no go as there wasn’t enough illumination for a reasonable shutter speed/ISO. I had to augment available light with diffused fill flash.
Image specs: Tripod mounted 5-DII, Sigma 150mm w/91mm tubes @ ~ 2.5:1 f/13, SS 1/25, ISO 100, 600EX-RT with DIY concave diffuser.
William Banik Macros, most handheld unless other wise noted