By Ron Johnson.

European Honey Bee

By Ron Johnson

Nikon D500; Sigma 150mm macro lens; 1/4000s; f/7.1; ISO 800; Manual; No flash; Hand held

Don’s response

Although his kit is pared back to the essentials, Ron Johnson’s macro photography is consistently strong.

As he demonstrates in the marvellously detailed study, you don’t need an exotic creature on a rare flower in a remote jungle to produce an arresting result.

An ordinary honey bee doing its daily work on an ordinary flower in an ordinary suburban backyard will serve just as well.

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