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all wet

We had a thunderstorm roll through the other evening (something new and different). After the storm passed, I went outside with my camera to photograph some water droplet photos and happened upon this poor bee nestled in the Liatris, trying to dry out. It was still there the next morning.

This was taken with a 100mm macro lens with 65mm of extension tubes,.  I didn’t leave the shutter open long enough, so I had to increase the exposure in lightroom, which added noise to the picture.

You can see all kinds of reflections in the water drop on it’s eye, so I’m contributing this to Weekend Reflections #199 (go James!) and I heart macro #10


all wet

21 thoughts on “all wet

  1. Andy says:

    It felt like I was looking at a National Geographic Magazine. Well done!

  2. TexWisGirl says:

    fascinating to see all the water across his eyes! i guess no blinking possible.

  3. sylviakirk says:

    National Geographic indeed, Woody!! What a fantastic capture! This is what they mean by “up close and personal”!! Have a great weekend!

  4. James says:

    Amazing shot Wayne!

  5. 'Tsuki says:

    What an impressive macro of insect… Was it dead ? It is rare to see an insect with water like that on the eyes…

    • Woody says:

      It was very much alive, I don’t think it was very happy with me sticking a camera in it’s face, but it really couldn’t do much as it’s wings were wet.

  6. TheChieftess says:

    Wow!!! That’s some macro!!! I’m not partial to bugs and creepy crawly things…but this is well done!!!

    • Nita says:

      Fantastic shot! I am so glad you shared it, even with the touch of noise I think it is an amazing shot.

  7. Incredible detail. Gorgeous macro. Did it eventually move? I mean, I hope it didn’t die.

  8. rebecca says:

    Talk about macro…wow. It kind of looks like a scary monster.

  9. Scary! But wonderful photography. 🙂

  10. Wow, now THAT’S a macro!!!

  11. Karen says:

    Yikes! I almost fell of my chair! Creepy but darn good photogrpahy!

  12. Ārija says:

    A great shot and I am happy to hear it managed to survive, dry off and fly away.

  13. Great shot! It looks like an alien creature!

  14. Gunilla says:

    Poor little thing! Awesome shot!

  15. Pat says:

    Amazing capture!

  16. Birgitta says:

    Wow! What a great macro!

  17. Molly says:

    This is absolutely amazing! has a real alien quality to it!


  18. Hannah says:

    I’m always drawn to the eyes, wondering what dark thoughts are within, but I’m noticing the mouth parts as well, created for sipping.