29 Sep 11. Those of you who keep track of the images I send will likely recognize this shot as being very similar to one I shared a couple of months back. It is in fact another from a series of shots taken of the same insect on the same piece of clover. This time I've zoomed in a bit closer and done significantly more cropping out of the green background. The initial impact will be that the bee and clover are much larger when in fact they are only slightly larger, the effect being attained by forcing the clover head with bee to full fill the frame. If your original image is sharp enough to withstand a large amount of cropping, this is a cheap trick for simulating the use of a long telephoto. You won't get quite the distance compression that is a tell tail sign of a long tele, but for images of this type it doesn't really matter. This approach is best accomplished on a tripod with a subject that is not moving else the incorporation of a very fast shutter speed to ensure critical sharpness in at least one plane of the image. ISO 200; 1/400 sec @ f /10.