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Little Gold Bee
Little Gold Bee

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Challenge: Gold (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges 2006
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Jul 22, 2006
Aperture: f/ 11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/350 sec.
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 23, 2006

Shot at the Kater Street Garden.

Post: Crop, crop, crop, crop. Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. Sharpen. Healed a dust spor or two (though I think they both might have been Cropped out anyways). Resize. Sharpen. Save for web.
Post challenge....sorry this did not read gold enough and yea...hover fly...what was I thinking. Thanks for the comments!

Place: 58 out of 296
Avg (all users): 5.8854
Avg (commenters): 8.1000
Avg (participants): 5.7615
Avg (non-participants): 6.0482
Views since voting: 957
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 192
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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08/02/2006 06:24:36 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This is a beautiful image and such clarity. You always have the sweetest flower shots!

There is not a lot I see wrong with this image, the only thing that bothers me personally is the crop on the right side. I see you crop, crop, crop, crop but I wonder if you cropped just a bit more on the right and instead of the line right on the edge of the one petal, moving it in a bit so the inside of th petal takes you through the shot.

Also the bottom right corner is a bit distracting, the cropping would take care of a fair share of it and then you could darken what is left.

Other than that I have nothing to offer in way of critique on this picture but I will say once again, WOW!!!

I hope my comments help and Good Luck in future Challenges!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2006 03:24:31 AM
Perfect clarity - a beautiful shot.
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07/25/2006 09:48:36 PM
I love the light in this!
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07/25/2006 07:10:28 AM
Nice composition but I'm afraid this says yellow rather than gold to me
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07/25/2006 02:49:16 AM
I almost scrolled down too far and rated this; had to scroll back up. Lovely composition. Nice use of DoF. The white object in the lower righthand corner bugs me a little but I like the image overall. Sense of serenity with the insect's wings so still.
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07/25/2006 12:59:28 AM
I am totally not into bees or flowers, but this one is unique and has a very captivating look to it. Great job to impress me with a flower! 10.
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07/24/2006 10:57:24 PM
beautiful capture!
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07/24/2006 08:12:29 PM
Awesome detail!
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07/24/2006 07:01:22 PM
This is wonderful shot
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07/24/2006 02:43:43 PM
One of the best macro shots for the comp - Very nice
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07/24/2006 01:42:21 PM
Great shot - ps that's a hover fly and it's stripes are yellow ;-)
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07/24/2006 03:50:15 AM
amazing clarity and light...a wonderful close up with excellent composition
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07/24/2006 12:31:34 AM
Great Job!
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