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Bee - almost got stung by it

 
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Apr 30, 2010 04:06 |  #1

Hey guys, I just got a news lens and decided to go out and try it. I saw this one bee flying from one flower to another. I quickly took pictures of it, and then decided to get closer to the bee for better shots (the lens max. focal length was 105 only :(). Suddenly the bee got off the flower and chased me by circling around me. I ran back into my apartment and check the shots I took and this was the best. C&C please?

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Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
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Focal Length: 105 mm
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Apr 30, 2010 04:58 |  #2

I think it is a rather charming picture - with that bee hugging the dandelion. Fairly sharp, considering the focal length and aperture. You might crop it even a little bit closer to get more detail in the frame (plenty of resolution with your camera...).
Nice shot.


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Apr 30, 2010 09:03 as a reply to  @ vk2gwk's post |  #3

Nice bokeh, lighting and composition. My only mentionable gripes are the subdued colours and the amount of distracting other elements in the photograph.


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Apr 30, 2010 11:15 |  #4

I would make some levels adjustment to bump your black levels up some, making the picture appear richer.


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Apr 30, 2010 14:20 |  #5

i would crop out the other flowers, i think it would keep eyes focused to the bee


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Apr 30, 2010 15:17 |  #6

vk2gwk wrote in post #10094330 (external link)
I think it is a rather charming picture - with that bee hugging the dandelion. Fairly sharp, considering the focal length and aperture. You might crop it even a little bit closer to get more detail in the frame (plenty of resolution with your camera...).
Nice shot.

Hugging, humping, same thing haha.

But I agree, crop it for the bee and the dandelion.




  
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Apr 30, 2010 17:24 |  #7

Looks very good.


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Apr 30, 2010 17:52 |  #8

I'd crop it a bit tighter, and don't be afraid to get close to the bee! I am assuming your 105mm is the Sigma 105mm macro lens right? Get close!


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Apr 30, 2010 21:15 |  #9

I'm drugged outta my mind 'cause of back pain, so I can only think of one thing and that is that there's sorta a rule where the focus of the image should be further into the right-upper hand part of the shot (where the OOF flowers are). Otherwise, those flowers are distracting.


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May 01, 2010 01:31 |  #10

IMHO, the image could have been cropped tighter and the bess could have been on the right side of the frame as it is looking left.


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