Is it November?
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-11-07 21:02]
Gosh...this time of the year it almost seems crazy...We had not a real Indian summer here just a milder than usual but most like the rest and now told for a harsh winter again...Not sure how many more I can take...I am running low on cameras and moeny:-) but thanks to people like you and your images I am still motivated.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-11-07 22:01]
l'esplosione di luce e colori non fanno certo pensare ad un grigio novembre piovoso e freddo, questa bellissima immagine è un'inno alla bella stagione e possiamo "virtualmente" apprezzarla; meravigliosa composizione con eccellenti dettagli e magnifici colori.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-11-07 22:47]
Incredible that this is a November shot! We could not do this in Sweden!
An excellent capture of a honey bee at work on the pink Cosmos(?) flowers taken from a great POV in superb lighting and contrast against a contrasting OOF natural BG.
Thanks for sharing this,
Have a good weekend,
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-11-07 23:06]
la iluminación es magnífica...
atractivo tu trabajo amigo,
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2008-11-08 0:28]
be happy for your summer weather, I would, up here is it
grey and rainy with quite cold nights.
This is a beautiful flower with lovely colours.
Well composed with fine details and good exposure, the insect is a real bonus.
Well done, old friend.
Have a great weekend.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-11-08 0:37]
Very nice compositon.Clear details,lighting,colors,3D effect and POV are wonderful.Excellent macro work!
Thanks for posting...
- carper (8439)
- [2008-11-08 1:17]
it's almost a spring photo Alexei
very nice and clear photo from not a november moment but a may moment, thanks for sharing my friend.
have a fine weekend.
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-11-08 2:53]
Congratulations to your wife on cultivating such finely formed and coloured flowers Alexei, that small bee also seems to appreciate her efforts! A finely exposed beautiful image my friend, thank you for sharing it with us...
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-11-08 2:56]
what a lovely shot, i just loved the light falling on the petals and on the insect, the micro nikkor is very sharp in your hands, i loved your eralier macro shots with minolta too very much. well composed shot,
tfs & regards
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-11-08 4:54]
Good composion from the Bee and the flowers.
Great sharpness and beautiful colours.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2008-11-08 7:01]
wow, this sharpness and those brilliant colours are perfect.
You made my day - this shot is so sunny and brings me right into good mood.
Yes, also here it is warm - unusual for November. Thanks so much for this shot, I realy love it
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-11-08 7:12]
perfect closeup in sharpness, vivid colour and details
very well composed with a useful notes
Best regards Siggi
- cloud (9539)
- [2008-11-08 8:40]
You have Black Sea and we have Baltic Sea. We have good weather although only 5 degree but only 6 November was first ground frost. Fro your photo emit warm, superb flowers in full light.
P.S. Congratulations of new equipment.
- crs (3551)
- [2008-11-08 9:48]
It was necesarry to mention the date you have taken the photo as the image makes me think to spring or early summer. You have captured a very fine light rendering such a rechness of color tones. Flower colors matches fine with the background. I must say the sharpness of the image is astonishing and even finest details of the flowers can be well seen.
Thank you for sharing,
- Silvio2006 (102041)
- [2008-11-08 9:56]
Ciao Alexei, splendid flower and lovely busy bee with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-11-08 11:48]
Hi Alexei. Is this what global warming is all about . We dont have it in England at the moment . Dull and wet. This picture is just what you need to brighten a wet dark evening . Bright colours and shrp detail. With a bee as a bonus. well done TFS. interesting notes too.
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-11-08 13:00]
The weather is really topsy-turvy!
We had no summer, then snow in October and now the polygoniums are flowering and don't normally appear until early spring!
Make the most of the good weather and the beautiful blossoms! This is a particularly beautiful, pink flower sharply focussed and displaying good colour and textural details. The light is bright and creating the most delicate shadows and colour tones on the petals. The little visitor is equally well defined and is a bonus!
- fiyo (15161)
- [2008-11-08 13:22]
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done.
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-11-08 14:37]
Such beautiful lighting and great color. An absolutely lovely shot.
- lousat (65353)
- [2008-11-08 15:36]
Hi Alex,i can't believe in this pic taken in November in your country!! The weather is reaaly change,in my country too the temperaures are nices,my best compliments for this top quality pic,colors and sharpness very very nices,have a nice day,Luciano
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-11-08 19:24]
I am always blown away by the fantastic images you are able the capture the quality of which is second to none, thank you Alexei.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-11-08 20:29]
This is a 3 in 1 beautiful image in my opinion.
1.The vividly bright colour of the flower on your photo. It is really appealing and both the petals and the anthers are well displayed and the details are clearly seen.
2.The honey bee which I am sure is having a ball in that flowers nectar. The light falling on its wings makes it shine beautifully.
3.However the most gorgeous is the unopened blossom buds. I cannot let an image pass if I see a flower bud. It just gives such meaning to any image.
Overall a wonderful presentation, with good camera work and some great notes. I know how you feel not wanting a preferred season to end as it feels like you have to wait so long for photographic opportunities for that specific season to return. Thanks for sharing.
- horia (16656)
- [2008-11-09 0:25]
You are right...here, too, we have an incredibly warm autumn. It's just got a bit colder now (the past few days) but so far it's been really hot, i could say.
This is a nice example that the plants don't really understand what's going on and they are blooming...i'm afraid it's not natural and that they will freeze soon.
Yet, you presentation is lovely, with gorgeous tones on the flowers and excellent details on the honey bee. I like the fact hat you've used a smaller apperture here and got the entire flower in focus...it gives this macro a more special feeling.
Bravo and TFS
- clnaef (6814)
- [2008-11-09 0:38]
Un bel ensemble plutôt printanier !
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-11-09 10:24]
Fantastic macro Alexei, there is so much great details in this image. It's beatiful and technically perfect, well done!
- joey (24909)
- [2008-11-09 13:53]
What a lovely shot, Alexei!
The colours are just wonderful.
Very sharp with great colours.
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-11-09 22:34]
November or not... your picture is delightful, so delicate and with a wonderful "piqué". It's crystal clear and the great depth of view adds to the value of the picture. I also appreciate the simplicity of the subject as well as of the composition. It's also accompanied by interesting notes.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-11-09 22:53]
A great shot - well composed with superb lighting and colours.
- John_F_Kennedy (3684)
- [2008-11-10 0:28]
Brilliant yellow pink and perfectly exposed. Nice shot, well composed with fine POV.
I see that you have changed a little your style and approach in the last pictures. You give us more to know about the environment and you use less the flash. The result gives very natural pictures. I like this one especially for the fine color-palette which reflects the sunny atmosphere of your garden. Really well done
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-11-10 9:22]
Beautiful, razor sharp image. It looks like a full time summer :-) I am in Spainn right now and it is also warm and sunny but not so warm as in Odessa
Thank you for this beautiful elegant image
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-11-10 16:56]
Are you sure this wasn't taken during the summer? The beautiful flowers with the bee surely do not look like a November sight. The lovely buds are a promise of more to come. The weather has even turned here in Arizona. Wonderful colors, marvelous details of the petals and a stunning composition. The bee is a bonus!
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-11-10 21:43]
Outstanding image with such lovely soft colours and great clarity. Expert handling of harsh lighting and the tiny bee, being the central character, enjoys all the attention. A vibrant image which pleases my heart and I expect nothing less than this from THE MASTER. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-11-11 2:55]
I like the focus, sharpness, details, and lighting. TFS
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2008-11-11 3:39]
Hi dear Alexei ,
So nice shot.It is fresh and clean shot.
Great details and nice sharpness.
Thanks for sharing dear Alexei.
- cako (3395)
- [2008-11-11 9:21]
exellent sharp and detail
wonderfull composition and color
very well done.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-11-11 9:36]
I guess the weather is changing in all places arround the world, and some times I am so sad about it, thinking what is going to be in the next future. We all have to work hard to give a nice planet to the next generations.
Beautiful colorfull Macro. excellent details in flowers and the honney bee. You are doing a great use of the new camera and lenses.
TFS My good friend. Take care.
- izler (44)
- [2008-11-11 12:09]
hello my friend
beautiful flower and wonderful capture
POV, DOF, light, colours, sharpness and details are great
- thistle (9282)
- [2008-11-11 14:45]
Lovely shot! Very fresh and very summery colours. Can't believe it was so warm on the continent while in London we has some nights with temperatures reaching zero.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-11-11 17:32]
wonderful macro-shot again. excellent sharp focus and POV/OOF. Coloration and lighting superb, but plain BG and composition also great. great work indeed. Thanks for sharing this beauty. best wishes my friend
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2008-11-12 12:53]
seems a picture spring, with the bees looking for nectar and not full autumn.
Even by us in previous days there have been days with a still hot sun, and you could find in the meadows still numerous butterflys.
good composition Alexei
- sayat (1457)
- [2008-11-13 8:44]
This is an amazing shot with a dazzling sharpness Dear Alexei! I like all the details in the shot that somehow relaxes and calms the mind. Very nice inclusion of the bee.
- scharan1 (820)
- [2008-11-13 9:02]
Linda foto dessa belas flores Alexei!
Este tom de rosa suave é maravilhoso; lindos detalhes, ótima luz e composição.
What a marvellous warm picture and how beautiful these flowers! I had never seen them, don't you know their name? Beautiful bee too with excellent sharp details. Luck for it that autum has been so warm this year, even in those cold places.
My compliments and best regards.
- livius (1639)
- [2008-11-14 9:50]
Very nice details, colors, exposure and contrast for the bee and the colorful flowers.
Very particular with a great focusing on the main subjects giving depth to photo. All perfectly balanced or in the colors that in the light
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2008-11-14 12:03]
GREAT "EXTENDED" warmth!!!
I took some images of a "hover fly" in late October.
Shall post it tomorrow if I feel well.
Love your notes on this one.
The lighting is superb.
Friendly greetings from
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-11-15 20:49]
I too am amazed, Alexei. The warm weather continues into November in your country and garden flowers are still blooming.
The bee on these lovely Cosmos flowers does offer you a chance to make it a two-subject image. The flowers have a spring-like quality about them and their pink colour is so very refreshing. The Bee too looks good in this set up.
Thanks for sharing the picture and best regards.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-11-15 23:14]
A nice capture of this beautiful cosmos flower along with the bee within it. Superb details and a lovely light work as always. Excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-11-16 9:05]
Technically well done as always; for instance the sharpness and depth of field. Beautiful natural light.
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-11-16 20:38]
Very nice capture of these november flowers and bee, excellent, sharpness and depth of field, beautiful vivid colors and very good details.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2008-11-23 3:14]
Optimistic, colourful, and full of possitive energy - these are elements of your picture which I like the most in these grey and cold November's days :)
Best greetings from Lodz!
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-11-27 5:01]
Warm sunny look Alexei, excellent light & color..
Just the ticket to warm one up from the winter-time blues :)
My flowers have been gone for two weeks now, the last cold snap did em' in..
Thank you for this,
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-12-13 11:17]
Hello my dear old friend Alexei,
You never failed me with any of your quality posting from the past! your talent in photographing nature especially in macro is a great contribution towards this great site of the natural world, much appreciated for your wonderful works!
this is a fine and beautiful image looks cheerful and pleasant under the bright sunlight with those wonderful colours around! pleasing to the eyes!
the sharpness with precise details is in top norch quality!
my sincere compliment!
warmest regards from an old friend
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2009-01-09 13:32]
The quality of this shot is flawless and the framing of the subject is just brilliant. So much vibrancy with tact sharp focus of this dream optics (I am wishing for one). Very good contribution and have a wonderful weekend ahead.
- foozi (25839)
- [2009-04-14 0:59]
superbs clarity and sharpness. Everything is so clear and natural.
Well composed with the bee busying around .
Pleasant shot of nature in action and the flower with buds at its best time.