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Bee - up front
Bee - up front

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Collection: Macro
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro
Location: California
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 25, 2006

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Comments: 3
Favorites: 1 (view)

As I am terrified of bees and other insects that sting, I am real amazed at this shot... photography is taking me places I never thought I would go.
Please leave comments/critiques - so appreciated!

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03/03/2006 05:36:35 PM
Originally posted by MacClavey:

I re-cropped the shot at your suggestion (see the new posting)- tell me what you think if you revisit ...

Left a comment on that one. Hope you didn't misunderstand me - I do like this shot, especially the detail. It was just the grain detracted slightly, 'in my opinion' - but as you said, it is about 'preferences' etc ---> correct. edit:removed temporary note

Message edited by author 2006-03-04 17:58:44.
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02/25/2006 11:26:13 PM
I re-cropped the shot at your suggestion (see the new posting)- tell me what you think if you revisit ... thanks macro for being so indepth with your critique(s)
02/25/2006 04:43:22 PM
I like this, 'but' - (and this may sound contradictory to my other comments) - this seems just a fraction oversatured, but it may be the bright lighting. There seems to be a touch of grain, so maybe 'zooming out' just a fraction (in pp obviously) - depending what you have to work with - may help this, otherwise maybe manually 'painting'/softening using a tool/brush in pp. For presumably hand held it's a good capture, with fairly good detail for a macro in natural conditions. Don't intend to be 'painful', but if you know the name of the flower would be good - as I can't quite place it, and no it doesn't matter, I'm just 'wondering'. Also, another reason for 'zooming out', would be that it may balance out the shot a little more, perhaps slightly off-centering the bee may give this a little more overall. Whether more space left or right, not sure - in my opinion, a fraction more space to the right of the wings and some more flower incorporated would probably be good - but again depends what you have originally. I'd hazard a guess that given the ranges in this shot, it is likely a difficult one to adjust the lighting/color/etc in pp.
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