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Blossom Bee

Blossom Bee
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Copyright: Matthew Bird (Matt-Bird) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 33 N: 400] (1942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 DI MACRO 1:1
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-03 8:36
Viewed: 3814
Points: 12
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Im trying to get as many photos as possible of cherry blossoms and the world that revolves their shot existence once a year. Bee are the most likely insect one would expect to see around a tree with thousands of flowers. So here is one of the bees I managed to capture. They can be fast little suckers. It can be like sorting the weak slow bee out from the pack then chase it down until you capture it.

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hi matt,
beautiful composition & pov of the cherry blossoms
and the bee on the left side! :-)
all the nice little details are visible.
well seen & captured, thor.

Hi Matt,
This is exposed well with some sharp detail and great DOF, that includes the cherry blossoms nicely. Perhaps a TINY bit more space for the bee, left IMHO. Excellent color,
Very well done.

Very sharp and clear image, Matthew.
I know how difficult it is to capture a bee. Apparently, you must have used your macro lens for this shot.

belles couleurs et bonne netteté,c'est une belle photo.

Hi Matt, excellent photo with very good DOF, POV, Focus and lighting. I like the crispness of the photo and the color contrast between the bee and the flowers. Well done and keep shootin!!

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  • BHo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 20] (99)
  • [2006-04-20 7:44]

Very nice closeup here, however the lighting is a little dull. Playing with curves in PS would add more contrast and brighten up the scene a lot.

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