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13-august 08 flowers. bee blur
13-august 08 flowers. bee blur
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Collection: 020 - AUGUST 08. FLOWERS
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: on the firetrail
Date: Aug 21, 2008
Aperture: f13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250+ExtFlash
Galleries: Action, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2008

Viewed: 536
Comments: 18
Favorites: 2 (view)

taken today on the firetrail .. he was just taking off, which is why his wings are blurred ..
i've been wanting to get more of the insect in focus but still have a shallow depth of field in the surroundings .. this is my first attempt at blurring the background but retaining more depth of field on the bee ..

this is the workflow ..
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07/17/2018 10:43:51 AM
Oh wow, look at those blurred wings!
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10/04/2008 06:07:02 AM
This is so good - a different take on the ubiquitous bee on flower shot, and really well done, too.
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08/26/2008 08:55:27 PM
So outstanding, Roz!! The precision with which you caught the bee and the movement of the wings is just breathtaking. But it's not "just" a good photo - it's so pretty, too! The composition and processing, the colors - all arty and beautiful.
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08/23/2008 03:38:47 AM
Most charming. All the focus is on the bee digging into that tiny textured flower: we would not know he was about to take off, but imagine ...
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08/23/2008 03:32:44 AM
This is gorgeous and fascinating... it's not just the bee's wings (which is way cool) but all the pink that really makes this. Excellent composition as well, and very very cool that you're sharing your workflow.
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08/22/2008 07:34:56 PM
a great capture!! I love that the wings are so fast they look like spirals. excellent detail on the bee. what lens did you use?
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08/22/2008 07:33:26 PM
Wonderful detail!!
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08/22/2008 12:49:53 AM
This is great! Love the bee & the background.
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08/21/2008 10:48:55 PM
Looks great. The most interesting part of this to me is that blurry wing. It's just the perfect amount of blur and the sense of motion is great. Only weird thing is the other wing looks so static. I realize you don't control the bee... or do you.
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08/21/2008 09:58:20 PM
OUTSTANDING!!
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08/21/2008 02:24:43 PM
I love the motion on this one. Great capture! (I'm curious, how do you position you external flash for this type of shots?)
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08/21/2008 12:37:57 PM
Perfect balance of detail and blur, especially the motion in just the wings ... wow. Spectacular!
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08/21/2008 12:10:26 PM
Another beautifully done storytelling comp--applause from here. Thanks for posting your workflow, I enjoy that almost as much as admiring the result.
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08/21/2008 11:37:31 AM
fabulous
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08/21/2008 09:56:23 AM
Oooooh! Go away, lady. Just go away! You sure you are not cheating by having little bees with teeny, tiny cameras taking pictures for you?!

Fabulous, of course.
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08/21/2008 09:44:28 AM
if this is the 1st attempt ,I can't wait to see more ! Just beautiful, Roz :)
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08/21/2008 08:59:55 AM
WOW this is so so Prettyyyyyyyy.......

So delicate, and that bee is just awesome.
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08/21/2008 08:36:53 AM
The firetrail must be the greatest place .. You have gotten many many neat shots from it..
Another fantastic shot.. Simply the best..
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