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2015 Images that madi it into Explore

 
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Jan 03, 2016 05:55 |  #1

I don't know how much of a "yard stick" Flickr's Explore page (top 500 images for the day) is because it can be gamed: If you post on other people's images you can amass an army that will post and fave everything that you push to Flickr. But I don't play the social game because I don't have time, and because I don't like to tell people they are doing well when they are not (too self serving). None the less sometimes a photo makes it into Explore, and this year 40 of my images hit the top 500 for the day that I posted them. Here's a few of my personal favorites.

4,834 views:

IMAGE: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5690/22935284892_fc6993dcc4_c.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/AWHk​9q] (external link)Finger Fed Bumblebee II (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5747/20161887583_cc1ed4ffa6_c.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/wHCW​Kr] (external link)Bumblebee in Basil VIII (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

63,515 views:

IMAGE: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/717/22788287677_e0e3323d37_c.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/AHHV​ZF] (external link)Mantis Portrait I (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

40,331 views:

IMAGE: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/776/22035416319_000b28c3e2_c.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/zzcg​z2] (external link)Sleeping Cuckoo Bee (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

29,188 views:

IMAGE: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5742/21597936588_c744d15761_c.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/yUx5​63] (external link)Bees in a Wallflower Series 1-2 (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

I'm really happy with the images that I took in 2015 because it was a very difficult year (very hot and humid) and I pushed myself to shoot outside of my comfort zone by mixing natural light and flash. Ended up doing a lot of experimenting and it paid off. Here's the last image I took and posted last year, and I set the camera to expose for the natural light in the background.

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IMAGE: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5632/24019603656_cd0b629015_c.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/CAwK​kw] (external link)Plant Bug (external link) by John Kimbler (external link), on Flickr

Once things quiet down I plan to blog more, and I'll mostly discuss composition. I'll answer any questions you might have in this thread, and if you like we can talk about how you really shouldn't let the background be black if you can avoid it. I'm at a point where I won't take a shot unless I can get something in the background because I know that a black background won't work.

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Jan 03, 2016 11:06 |  #2

I agree with your sentiments John.

My fav of your favs is the sleeping Cuckoo Bee - a fabulous looking little bee.

Happy New Year to you :-)

Linda


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Jan 03, 2016 12:32 |  #3

LindaB wrote in post #17842651 (external link)
Happy New Year to you :-)

Linda

All the best to you and yours Linda!


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