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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (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: Aug 5, 2006
Aperture: f/ 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1500 sec.
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2006

Honeybee at the Kater Street Garden.

Post: Convert from raw in PSElements 3.0 at +0.33 exposure compensation. Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. NeatImage. Sharpen. Cloned a few small hot white spots off the bee. Resize. Sharpen. Save for Web.

Statistics
Place: 48 out of 212
Avg (all users): 6.0196
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.8000
Avg (non-participants): 6.1613
Views since voting: 928
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 204
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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08/14/2006 10:58:33 AM
Wow!!! I have tried so many times to capture the bee in flight. Always unsuccessfully. This is stunning perfection!!!!

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08/14/2006 12:37:25 AM
this shoulda finished higher :(
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2006 09:22:06 PM
One of the best insect images in this challenge. The bee just pops out at the viewer, and the purple flowers are a great compliment. I'd like to see the bee up closer, maybe cropped the right and top just a bit as not to change the nice lines of the flowers too much.
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08/13/2006 03:46:11 PM
Excellent shutter speed/aperture combo, although I'm not sold on the square crop entirely. Bumping to an 8.
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08/10/2006 02:54:45 PM
Hey! That's nice and sharp. Good job of stopping the motion - mostly. Is that an air conditioning unit in the background? Doesn't matter...just taking a guess. ;^) Best of luck to you in the challenge.
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08/10/2006 10:54:41 AM
those darn bees are always flying over the most unfortunate backgrounds! This is a great capture, you must have been shooting REALLY fast to freeze that wing. But the background is so messy!. Maybe if you would have cropped right down so the bee is all the way to the right of the frame and that slanting purple to the left? Don't know what resolution your working with of course, but for the challenges I try to just think screen resolution and crop that baby down!

Nice work though, these are hard to get - in fact I've stopped trying. ;-)
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08/08/2006 12:35:15 PM
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08/08/2006 07:08:16 AM
very, very nice. one of the best of the bug shots. clarity, color, composition--all an indication of a lot of patience and vision. good work!
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08/07/2006 09:25:21 PM
Wow, my guess is that this one will do well.
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08/07/2006 04:59:01 PM
Love the DOF, the colors of the flowers and bee. Nice and crisp.
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08/07/2006 02:20:58 PM
Wow...awesome clarity and colors...beautiful capture!
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08/07/2006 08:48:11 AM
good DOF for this - although as a person who has a phobia of bees it gives me the creeps. still - nice shots get nice scores :-)
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08/07/2006 06:01:42 AM
Well done, a tighter crop may have made this really "pop" 8
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08/07/2006 01:41:24 AM
a wider aperture would have blurred out the messy background and made the bee really POP, you would have also had a faster shutter speed to stop the action of the bee's wings...
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