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Challenge: Speed II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Aug 25, 2007
Aperture: f/ 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1500 sec.
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2007

I had not been back to the Kater Street Garden since the end of July. Not sure why but it just did not work out until this past Saturday as I was in the area for my voice lesson. Got some new flower shots, a rather cooperative Monarch butterfly, a wasp and some big ass bumble bees. This and another were just flying around from flower to flower and a some moment they hovered over some flowers for long periods of time. That is when I took this. So the wings are still speeding but the bee is not. Enjoy.

Post: Convert from Raw with a +0.33 exposure compensation in PSElements 3.0. Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. Lighten shadows, darken highlights, midtone contrast (+5%, +5% and -5%). NeatImage....still lot of noise...I would normally mask the bee but....you know just can't....so some noise esxists. Sharpen. 3 crops. Resize. Sharpen.

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 204
Avg (all users): 6.0622
Avg (commenters): 6.7143
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Views since voting: 748
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 193
Comments: 14
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2007 11:53:26 PM
Hope you BUZZ right in to a good score.
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09/04/2007 11:11:53 PM
BZZBZZ nice wing blur!
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09/04/2007 09:20:58 AM
Great capture..
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09/03/2007 10:26:06 PM
Great detail and DOF.
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09/03/2007 02:24:27 PM
Beautiful shot of the bee, but wish the speedy wings were more visible.
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09/03/2007 10:42:07 AM
Nice dof, but where is the speed?
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08/31/2007 02:33:36 PM
Great timing! I"ve spent hours trying to stop those in mid flight..you done a great job.
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08/31/2007 06:56:28 AM
I like this. I'd like it more if the bee were facing the camera (the back side is never as captivating to look at as is the front).
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08/30/2007 02:34:30 AM
Nice capture!
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08/29/2007 09:36:24 PM
beautiful
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08/29/2007 08:29:03 PM
What a buzz... Nice photo
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08/29/2007 06:31:51 PM
Good job capturing the bee in flight.
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08/29/2007 10:47:45 AM
Very nice photo, 7!
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08/29/2007 09:04:30 AM
Really lovely shot. Great timing!
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