01 July 2017

Bee in Flight Close-Up Photography Cape Town

Bee in Flight Close-Up Photography Cape Town
Canon EOS 70D / 70-300mm Zoom Lens
Buzzing in for a soft landing..... bee with a zoom lens

In final preparation for our full day Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop at Intaka Island Century City, Cape Town on Saturday I've tested the Canon EF25 II extension tube paired with the Canon EOS 70D and the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM zoom lens.

Adding the Canon EF25 II Extension Tube
An extension tube tube mounts between camera body and lens and effectively decrease the minimum focus distance (MFD) / and increase the magnification between subject and lens. The extension tube also provides for a shallower depth of field (giving each image more background blur than the lens without the extension tube) - and the subject would be much further away ito the MFD of the particular zoom lens used (as its not a macro lens). I find this setup more versatile than my macro lens at times. The Canon extension tubes, the EF25 II and EF12 II, are compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses. 


More Bees in Flight Cape Town Photography
More Bees in Flight Cape Town Photography

Note: Photos are handheld in Manual Mode. Slight processing Photoshop Lightroom 6. 


Location: Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Canon Body / Extension Tube / Lens

  • Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera Body
  • Canon EF25 II Extention Tube
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens

Manual Mode Settings
  • Aperture f/8
  • ISO 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Autofocus body / lens
  • AI Servo:  Multi-Shot (7 fps)

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Bee Close-Up Photography Cape Town Canon EOS 70D
Bee in Flight : Canon EOS 70D / 70-300mm Zoom Lens / Extension Tube

Bee Close-Up Photography Cape Town Canon EOS 70D
Bee Landing : Canon EOS 70D / 70-300mm Zoom Lens / Extension Tube

Bee Close-Up Photography Cape Town Canon EOS 70D
Bee Landing : Canon EOS 70D / 70-300mm Zoom Lens / Extension Tube 


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