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1st attempt

1st attempt
Photo Information
Copyright: Sue Rickhuss (snaphappy) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 21 N: 233] (1948)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron 70-300mm Macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-22 12:50
Viewed: 3127
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
my first capture of an insect in flight, a lucky shot from a distance and several of this bee.
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  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-22 12:58]

Hi Sue. This is a very good first attempt at a bee in flight. They are not easy as they are always on the move . you have good detail and natural colours. well done TFS.

have a nice weekend

  • Vinster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 5 N: 185] (789)
  • [2008-08-22 13:00]

Hi Sue

A very good effort - you could have perhaps gone for an ISO of 400 which would have allowed a faster shutter speed. Nice colours, focus and overall composition nonetheless!

As an ex-horticulturalist I can't help but notice the unusual Digitalis ferruginea - a foxglove species grown as an ornamental in the UK.

Kind Regards


  • Great 
  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-08-22 15:54]

Nothing wrong with this, first attempt or not. Very effective photo. I like the overall lighting. Gary

Hello Sue. Excellent sharp detail in very good framing. The shallow depth is just brilliant. Regards. Jusni

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-23 4:11]

Hi Sue,the first attempt is very very nice,the detauils of the little bombus are perfect! Next time try when there is a full sun,time of exposure is reduced and it's too easy! My best compliments,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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