Nature's Place

A Little Sunshine

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  1. thebiotrotter said, on 21/02/2014 at 8:06 pm

    I made a short post about your blog, and posted one picture. The picture is linked to this page, as well as if you click on your name in the post. Are you ok with this? Thank you very much for all information and pictures you are giving.

    The post:

    • Mark said, on 21/02/2014 at 10:07 pm

      No problem Wilhelm. Feel free to use my pix as long as they are attributed, like this one.

      Good luck with your journey. We all need a little luck, the good we didn’t see coming, which is really always now – or we wouldn’t know it.

      PS You might also find this interesting –

  2. Lisa said, on 08/10/2013 at 8:14 pm

    Beautiful photo!

  3. Simon Toussifar said, on 07/10/2013 at 4:22 am

    The level of detail is amazing

  4. Marshall Weber said, on 24/09/2013 at 1:18 pm

    Stunning photo! This could easily win a photo contest!

    • Mark said, on 24/09/2013 at 2:24 pm

      Maybe; I saw one dusty old print that must have been doing the rounds for a couple years win a competition – it wasn’t nearly the best there. The ways of the world …

  5. lenaericsson said, on 16/09/2013 at 3:39 am

    wow! Are you using the tequnique “stacking” Or is your lense that good. I´m amazed! I managed the take a picture of bumble bees that was surprised by the rain, but the quality is´t even close to the stuff you make. I need to practise more!

    • Mark said, on 16/09/2013 at 8:02 am

      Hello Lena. No, I have no need to stack, wouldn’t spend my time at it anyway – dry intellectual exercise. The sensor is small and therefore supposedly has deeper DOF than larger sensors but it matters that the architecture/angles of the creature in the field or plane of acceptable focus is taken into account when shooting. I also use flash 99% of the time, properly done this is the effective shutter speed and gives me very sharp images. And when background is taken into consideration it all comes together. For the rundown on what and how I do it see here :

  6. Chanel said, on 14/09/2013 at 10:18 am

    Beautiful photography!

  7. Heike Pohl said, on 12/09/2013 at 7:21 pm

    What a wonderfull scene – whow…

  8. Anna Ulmestrand said, on 12/09/2013 at 6:47 pm

    Very nice photo of these amazing insects. I follow your blog with interest and enjoying all the beautiful photos you post! Anna

    • Mark said, on 13/09/2013 at 2:15 am

      Thanks Anna. Glad to be of some service …

  9. afrenchgarden said, on 12/09/2013 at 6:19 pm

    I love your bee pictures. I had never seen sleeping bee pictures before I saw your pictures. Now I have seen the bees sleeping in my garden. Today I have one sleeping in a Hibiscus flower that has been there since last night.

    • Mark said, on 13/09/2013 at 2:15 am

      There is something special about bees sleeping in flowers, vulnerable too …

  10. dadirri7 said, on 12/09/2013 at 2:56 pm

    I attended a macro workshop a few weekends ago … so I have some more clues Mark, and I have bought a light tripod, but your work is in another category altogether, just awesome :)

  11. blackice713 said, on 12/09/2013 at 10:47 am

    Wow, awesome detail!!

  12. mtphotoii said, on 12/09/2013 at 7:36 am

    This is stunning!!!

    Love the golden color and super sharp focus!

    – Michael

  13. Jacques Willems said, on 12/09/2013 at 6:08 am

    Superb picture!

  14. antilandscaper said, on 12/09/2013 at 4:08 am

    A very cool phot thanks

  15. standingoutinmyfield said, on 12/09/2013 at 3:15 am

    It is a good message to remember…and a beautiful bee.

    • Mark said, on 13/09/2013 at 2:08 am

      Yes it is Laura, a beauty. And has to be remembered at times …

  16. Tonya R. Moore said, on 12/09/2013 at 2:57 am

    Beautiful photo! What is that flower?

    • Mark said, on 13/09/2013 at 2:07 am

      Thanks Tonya. That’s a blue salvia. Native bees here have an attraction to blue for some reason …

  17. lemanshots said, on 12/09/2013 at 2:27 am

    Auf Deinem Blog finde ich immer gute und interessante Bilder! Vielen Dank dafür! :-)

  18. woodlandgnome said, on 12/09/2013 at 1:41 am

    And what a lovely and welcoming setting for his drama. Nice costumes, too.

    Thank you for sharing your bee photos. I hope your garden is waking up from winter.

    • Mark said, on 13/09/2013 at 2:05 am

      Yes, the garden is coming alive for a while now but still not much big enough to shoot.

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