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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2021-02 (Extended Editing)
Collection: 2021-2022 - CHALLENGES & outtakes etc
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Date: Feb 18, 2021
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160+flash
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2021

[Mar. 17th, 2021 01:37:58 AM]

i could have entered this in the standard edit free study .. and looking back maybe i should have .. as its a much more attractive image than a robberfly eating a bee .. but its not an extended edit at all ..
hopefully the voters will think it is .. or not .. depending on their particular beliefs about what should and shouldnt go in an extended edit challenge .. ;)

[Mar. 21st, 2021 10:59:21 PM]

was SO excited about the reaction this received during voting .. mid 7's most of the week ..
thankyou all for your lovely comments ..
i thought i'd get on my profile page for sure

then in the last couple of hours of voting it dropped from 7.4 to 7.2 .. in only four votes .. boo hoo

after rollover ..
blown away ..
thankyou for all the love . xx

willem .. seems i got lucky .. the bee probably had a quick shower before going out to collect pollen and nectar .. !! .. ;)

just to add .. me of few words .. !! .. ;)
i feel its one of my best .. mainly because its beautiful .. and most of my insects shots arent .. thankyou little flower and thankyou little bee .. they made this happen ..

Place: 1 out of 43
Avg (all users): 7.2353
Avg (participants): 7.3333
Avg (non-participants): 7.0769
Views since voting: 1002
Views during voting: 72
Votes: 34
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)

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03/24/2021 01:54:52 PM
Superb shot Roz! Congrats on your well deserved win!
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03/24/2021 02:41:39 AM
Roz , congratulations for your win. As always you’re an awesome photographer.
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03/23/2021 04:24:07 PM
Well! Would you look at that! No vote under a 5!

Congratulations! The low voters loved this one!


It's amazing! And to be Standard Editing?! You're amazing, Roz! But... I'm pretty sure I've said that a bunch. :D

Yeah... when I have an image that's doing well, it always falls in the last few hours. If I have an image that's stinking... it goes up in the last few hours.

I'm very interested in this phenomenon, actually.


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03/23/2021 06:54:41 AM
The light is stunning Roz. What a beautiful picture.
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03/23/2021 05:57:48 AM
This should be the cover of a magazine. I love the way the color of the bee blends in with the background and yet is so sharp it stands out. The softness of the flower also accentuates your subject. Just a perfect balance. My favorite of the challenge and one of your best! Congratulations.
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03/23/2021 04:40:33 AM
This is really stunningly beautiful - one of my favourite of your macro photos and there is a lot of amazing shots to compare to. It is just perfect in every way. Congrats!
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03/23/2021 01:17:15 AM
So beautiful, Roz. You're the Avedon of bugs.
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03/22/2021 10:35:52 PM
This is perfection in every way! So deserving of top honors and all the accolades! Congratulations!
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03/22/2021 12:45:26 PM
wonderful Image! congrats on the blue!
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03/22/2021 12:40:53 PM
Soooo gorgeous. I gave it a 7 early on (when I was doing the initial walk-through and that's the highest score I hand out) but did my bumping relatively late. One of my two 10's and Mary Ann got my other one :) Terrific work.
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03/22/2021 10:51:37 AM
Hard to imagine how it is possible, but you are getting better and better at your macros. Stunning shot, congratulations on your win!
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03/22/2021 10:22:11 AM
Oh, my goodness roz, this is another stunning image! I'm so pleased for you, it's my favourite in the challenge. Congrats (hugs).
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03/22/2021 07:57:12 AM
Roz, this is stunning! It was also my highest score and a favorite. The detail in the Bee and the beautiful background came together so well. Congratulations!

Message edited by author 2021-03-22 07:58:39.
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03/22/2021 07:19:18 AM
Wow- absolutely beautiful! Congratulations, Roz! You truly are the queen of insect photography!
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03/22/2021 01:51:51 AM
Amazing as usual, I had a huge drop also if that makes you feel better ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/20/2021 10:34:44 AM
Perfect DOF and gorgeous light. Love the simplicity of the composition.
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03/19/2021 02:01:27 PM
I really need to watch some tutorials on how to get such sharp, close up images. This is amazing!
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03/17/2021 07:02:18 PM
What an amazing capture!
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03/15/2021 05:35:25 AM
Wow, how can this bee be so incredibly clean? I had a similar (sort of ;-)) picture of a bee pollinating a flower and it was covered in pollen everywhere. This picture is so clean and has a nice sharpness as well as softness. I love the warm light from the top right.
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