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Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee

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Challenge: Yellow III (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenge Outcasts
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: In my lounge room at LMHP, Caloundra. Australia.
Date: Mar 31, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2006

I have choosen a favorite fluffy toy, of one of my friends, and set it up as a still life, in my lounge room.

This is my first attempt at "Raw" photography, re my new camera "Canon" EOS-230D Rebel-XT.

I still have so much to learn, but happy with this image.

Place: 361 out of 404
Avg (all users): 4.4302
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 4.3520
Avg (non-participants): 4.6383
Views since voting: 748
Views during voting: 217
Votes: 172
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2006 09:07:08 PM
Awww. Very cute. I love all the different points of interest in this image too. The addition of the flowers is excellent, really gives the image some more depth rather than just being a flat photo of a bear in a costume. They also add a nice contrast color with the white while still tying in with the theme (bear bee) and having the yellow compliments. To me, the lighting looks a bit harsh. I'm not sure if having a light set somewhere else to add fill and get rid of some of the shadowing on the right would help, or if simply softening the light with a piece of drafting paper or tissue paper over the light would help more. I think the light is also what is making the focus just a smidge soft. Overall its got some excellent focus but it doesn't have that tack-sharp POP that is achieveable. Finally I think the blue background - though a nice contrast - competes too much with the yellow. Its like they feed off each other to see who can be brighter, not sure if that makes sense. Though there is plenty of black in the costume of the bear, I think a black background would've been a good choice, especially since the main colors, the white, the bright yellow and the honey-brown of the bear and whatever its sitting on are excellent contrasts with black. With a fill light or two, you might not lose the antennae against a black background - take that with a grain of salt though, I'm no expert! - 6
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04/05/2006 11:42:34 PM
Very good use of yellow with contrasting blue background,the value of light is good,well taken, 10
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04/05/2006 10:55:26 PM
oooo that's way too cute!!!! great picture...nice colors!!!
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04/04/2006 06:32:06 AM
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04/04/2006 01:36:41 AM
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04/03/2006 05:57:10 PM
The side shadow is a little distracting, but nice composition & colors. Very cute.
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04/03/2006 04:43:39 AM
Awwwwwww. . .cute as a bug :) Fantastic, vibrant colors, and a wonderful composition! Good luck. I hope this does really well.
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04/03/2006 12:31:37 AM
the flash lighting on this is too harsh
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