And a honey bee.

I’m halfway satisfied with this picture. The focus point is wrong. It’s on the wings, not the bee’s face.

Bees are small, so it’s hard to focus on them accurately, and they’re always moving too. But I also don’t trust this lens.

I’ve spent years trying to come to terms with my macro lens. It’s a Sigma 150 mm. More than once I’ve been on the verge of buying a different lens, and throwing this one away, but then I go online and read some reviews and learn that it is a highly respected lens of great sharpness. So I stick it on a tripod and take it out for a day of flower and bee pics.

It doesn’t auto-focus in Live View on a Nikon 5100, which is what I’m using nowadays. So I don’t use Live View with it, or if I do, I switch to manual focus. Still too many of my pics are fuzzy. I just hate this lens.

I wouldn’t care if it hadn’t been so expensive. I’d just throw it in the garbage and get a Nikon macro lens, like I should have done in the first place.

Maybe I will. Stay tuned for better macro shots!!

A year ago today:
Pic 1521

June 24, 2012

Two years ago:

Pic 1182
Bird on a wire

June 24, 2011

Three years:
Pic 833
Chinatown arch
June 24, 2010

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