Bees And Onion Flowers

I took these a couple of weeks ago but only just put them in the computer. Another win for the humble Ricoh CX-1. That you can casually snap macro shots like this with such a small, basic and ageing camera, it’s amazing.

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Unfortunately, they don’t make the CX-1 anymore, and they discontinued the subsequent series. I’ll use this one until it breaks, but if I was after a new camera I would go for the Canon Stylus TG4 Tough. It’s marketed as an all-weather waterproof camera, but it has a pretty impressive-looking macro mode. The sample photos include shots of snowflakes.