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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.

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

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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