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Friends for Life: Mutualistic Symbiosis
Friends for Life: Mutualistic Symbiosis
brianlh


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best Friends (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: California Poppy Reserve, Lancaster, CA
Date: Mar 12, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2005

Shot on the LA DPC outing to the California Poppy Reserve. I really like the wing motion here. The amazing thing is that this was shot at 1/1600 of a second and still shows a significant amount of motion blur in the wings - how fast is he beating those things? Damn fast.

Lens: Canon 75-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM

Processing: RAW adjustments, Unsharp Mask, minor Crop
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Post Challenge Note: I thought the connection here was rather clever, although I must say I'm not entirely surprised (nor upset) that others did not feel it fit the challenge. I must say that I am actually surprised at its placement - it was hovering at 4.7 for a good half-full day or so, and was increasing by about .1 per day from there on out. Anyway, thanks to all those that commented and I hope everyone enjoyed the shot.

Statistics
Place: 75 out of 242
Avg (all users): 5.4338
Avg (commenters): 6.6111
Avg (participants): 5.1954
Avg (non-participants): 5.5210
Views since voting: 2456
Views during voting: 439
Votes: 325
Comments: 24
Favorites: 4 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2005 07:26:55 PM
Good stop action.
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03/21/2005 05:02:12 PM
beautiful bee, but no freiends seen here.
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03/21/2005 08:21:38 AM
Fantastic shot. Lovely colours
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03/20/2005 09:09:26 PM
Hmmm, I think I recognize that bee... he said he was being mobbed by crazy photogs!
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03/20/2005 04:27:32 PM
best friends is a stretch but beautiful photo.
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03/20/2005 03:38:00 PM
Um.. this relationship is mercenary, and has nothing to do with friendship. Great shot, though.
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03/19/2005 09:00:08 PM
Beautiful!
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03/18/2005 04:49:13 PM
really nice, like the movement in the wings.
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03/18/2005 01:29:56 PM
Just perfect ! 10 for this one.
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03/18/2005 10:46:09 AM
i'm not the greatest in judging which photo will win...but this is BEAUTIFUL. you really focus on the bee. The blurs ADD to the photo. great job!
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03/18/2005 02:07:39 AM
What a stunning capture! The details are great and I love the blur you got in the wings. 10
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03/18/2005 12:10:51 AM
Nice shot, but not sure how well it fits the topic..
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03/17/2005 10:32:58 AM
great shot
capturing a bee in an image seems to be hard to do
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03/17/2005 08:54:18 AM
Great macro shot and nice interpretation of the "best friends" challenge - its refreshing to see an image different from 95% of the others (mine included, lol).
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03/17/2005 07:27:47 AM
good, good, very good... especially tha action in the picture, you know the vings are moving
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03/17/2005 03:45:57 AM
wow, wow and wow!!
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03/17/2005 01:20:26 AM
What a great emotions, nice shot....
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03/16/2005 10:31:53 PM
symbiosis has nothing to do with real friendship in my opinion. Nice photo, though
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03/16/2005 08:39:29 PM
Great macro, and good job capturing the feel of constant motion. Not really best friends though... sorry.
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03/16/2005 08:04:50 PM
Great macro.
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03/16/2005 11:53:24 AM
Hrm, seems to be pushing it in regards to the challenge topic. Can a food source be a best friend? I'm sure some psychoanalyts or chocolate addicts say so. Completely disregarding the challenge it's not a bad shot. The mix of sharpness and motion blur on the bee is good. It's a very colorful image. The out of focus grass or plant stems on the bottom left is a little bit of a distraction. It's not a perfect shot but certainly marketable.
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03/16/2005 09:07:43 AM
Fabulous shot. Great DOC. I gave you an 8 :)
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03/16/2005 03:11:58 AM
very pretty
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03/16/2005 12:31:28 AM
Wonderful lighting and colors! I like the motion too!
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