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Strong Enough to Defy Physics
Strong Enough to Defy Physics

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Challenge: Strength (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Spring Lake, NC
Date: Apr 9, 2004
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 9, 2004


Place: 21 out of 282
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Votes: 282
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04/21/2004 04:32:50 PM
I couldn't vote on this challenge but if I had this would have got a 10 from me. Excellent shimmmer from the wings and a good challenge concept too.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2004 10:05:10 PM
Great shot! Great treatment of the challenge. 10
04/19/2004 02:27:11 AM
wow! i love the wings.
04/18/2004 05:26:51 PM
Excellent bee macro! I always have a hard time getting close enough. The bee either flies away as the camera approaches, or they turn and fly towards me sending me running off in a panic :D
04/18/2004 02:40:54 PM
The wings are too blury. :)

I was trying to photograph some bees on flowers yesterday. I was lucky to even get a bee in the frame, and none turned out this good. Nice photo!
04/18/2004 10:25:27 AM
Great movement and I like that you can see the texture on the bee.
04/18/2004 04:36:06 AM
Aerodynamically speaking, the bumble-bee should not be able to fly; and yet it does. Nice macro shot, with good texture on the flower but I would have preferred the bee to be sharper.
04/18/2004 03:30:27 AM
Super picture. I love how the bee's wings have motion blur. The focus, color and composition are great.
04/17/2004 12:17:19 PM
Excellent way of portraying strength! beautifall shot! :)
04/17/2004 11:23:25 AM
I knew someone was going to slip in a bug shot... and here it is. Nice how you captured the wings in motion with the body in clear focus.
04/17/2004 01:36:04 AM
NICE Great color and composition on a difficutl subject. The movement of the wings shows true strength
04/15/2004 11:45:59 PM
very nice macro...a little weak on the strength connection
04/15/2004 09:20:42 PM
Fabulous catch of the bee's wings and fine macro. Good job and nice interpretation of the Challenge.
04/15/2004 05:17:23 PM
I wonder how many people will understand your title? I used to have a "Bee" pin, given to me by a friend who was encouraging me in overcoming the odds in a tough situation. I think this is a nice idea and I really like the photo. the wings blur adds a lot to the shot. And you just made a liar out of me.....on one of the forums I said I was tired of seeing insect shots....but I like this one a lot.
04/15/2004 03:31:24 PM
A solid 9 from me! I love how you caught the motion of the wings here. The only thing keeping it from being ("bee"-ing) a 10 is that I don't feel it does a great job of meeting the challenge topic... it doesn't quite scream "strength" to me.
04/15/2004 12:56:20 PM
04/15/2004 01:32:08 AM
A common misconception. It's actually the uneven structure of their wings, that makes them able to fly - had the surface of the wings been flat, then it would have defied physics. See - that's what you get when you don't think your research through, properly.
Nice photo, anyway.
04/14/2004 10:47:42 PM
I like your subject, there is much strength in the tiniest bee. I like the action in the wings, and the bee and flower are in crisp focus. Overall, nice job!
04/14/2004 06:54:08 AM
You might want to have a look at this: //kamps.org/g/?kdgx - but otherwise it is a pretty good picture.
04/14/2004 06:16:40 AM
nice macro

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