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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Location: UK
Date: Sep 28, 2007
Aperture: F8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/500s
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009


Place: 993 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 4.7515
Avg (commenters): 5.1818
Avg (participants): 4.7310
Avg (non-participants): 4.8667
Views since voting: 560
Views during voting: 647
Votes: 495
Comments: 59
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 01:45:00 PM
Nice close-up of this worker bee. 7
03/17/2009 01:03:00 PM
Not quite enough detail to really score well on the macro range. But, pretty colors, for sure.

Not voting yet.
03/17/2009 10:45:49 AM
Fantastically close, but the graininess makes it seem blurred.
03/16/2009 11:16:54 PM
Nice job getting the bee on a vertical, it balances the photo nicely. This does seem a bit dark and red on my monitor.
03/16/2009 10:28:24 PM
A bit too dark. Nice detail - especially in the wings.
03/16/2009 01:24:23 PM
Good shot. A bit softer and I feel it would've scored better.
03/16/2009 09:52:03 AM
A little unsharp, but great colors and interesting subject.
03/16/2009 04:04:19 AM
nice shot
03/15/2009 03:08:21 PM
bit soft on the focus
03/15/2009 12:31:15 PM
oh its very shame of the quality

just two sorry ;)
03/15/2009 12:19:05 PM
Image is rather noisy for a macro shot, in my opinion.
03/15/2009 11:59:04 AM
A neat macro but it's really grainy and I'm not fond of the orange cast over everything.
03/15/2009 11:12:12 AM
Nice try at a bee shot. I think the focus is off, noise is obvious and the color is too bright.
03/15/2009 10:44:24 AM
amazing detail and great colors
03/15/2009 10:12:59 AM
Very close, seems a little grainy
03/15/2009 07:06:44 AM
the image isn't sharp and it looks like it was taken with a slightly too high ISO.
03/15/2009 01:40:59 AM
too much contrast and a little oversaturated but good effort to capture this macro, 6
03/15/2009 12:00:41 AM
Nice macro but a bit noisy
03/14/2009 10:50:12 PM
nice image
03/14/2009 09:08:08 PM
Interpretation of Topic: Great Choice
Photography: Good Job
Viewers Reaction: Eye-Catching
03/14/2009 07:38:00 PM
National Geographic?
03/14/2009 05:40:36 PM
grainy and a bit over saturated with the color.. nice try though
03/14/2009 04:36:53 PM
a little mid-tone curves adjustment would really make this image pop.
03/14/2009 03:47:37 PM
Nice macro with some good detail, but a bit dark and blurred overall.
03/14/2009 02:48:34 PM
A little grainy from what looks like a severe crop, but you have most of the bee in focus, which is something I have found challenging with photographing bugs.
03/14/2009 02:04:12 PM
Not a very good angle for this subject.
03/14/2009 11:39:55 AM
Great shot!
03/14/2009 11:05:56 AM
Good composition. A little noisy overall.
03/14/2009 10:21:56 AM
Very nice--seems a bit over saturated to me.
03/14/2009 03:02:29 AM
Nice macro of a bee. Lots of pollen indeed, but the the wings are also very beautiful.
03/13/2009 02:17:28 PM
Nice macro, great colors!
03/13/2009 12:44:05 PM
It's a great capture of a pollen covered bee, but something went horribly wrong on the technical side. Most of the detail is lost, and it's super-duper grainy/noisy.
03/13/2009 11:46:19 AM
A little too close for my comfort! lol Really, this is a pretty good capture. Wish it was sharper though.
03/13/2009 11:18:39 AM
nice capture
03/13/2009 10:01:26 AM
Good closeup. A little grainey and colours seem a little over saturated. Still the focus seems pretty good. I think the slight bluring is a combination of cropping too much and / or camera abilities.
03/13/2009 04:20:30 AM
nice close up
03/13/2009 01:01:10 AM
I like how the bee is carrying all that polen on her back and on the legs and even a bit on the wings.
03/12/2009 11:59:37 PM
A bit grainy. It seems like a shot like this is really tough to pull off without the right equipment.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2009 10:48:04 PM
Amazing detail, simply a pleasure to look at! Easily an 8 from me...
03/12/2009 07:34:42 PM
i see a good deal of noise and pixelation in this capture. The white balance also feels too warm.
03/12/2009 05:33:46 PM
nice macro
03/12/2009 04:07:29 PM
Great macro detail - can even make out the little hairs on the legs! Would like to see it a tad brighter though...seems just a bit too dark for me.
03/12/2009 02:35:22 PM
Ya have to wonder if it makes them sneeze.
03/12/2009 02:08:37 PM
nice crop and dof but it's too grainy and blurry...
03/12/2009 12:43:59 PM
A little noisy for me but I like the colors.
03/12/2009 12:30:53 PM
seems a little pixelized/over sharpened(?)
03/12/2009 01:34:40 AM
Nice macro, I like the details in the wings.
03/11/2009 10:15:53 PM
nice and close on the fuzzies of the fly, but a not super sharp.
03/11/2009 07:56:43 PM
I like the anatomical detail you've captured. Especially the wings.
03/11/2009 07:04:22 PM
I like how you were able to capture the pollen on this guy.
03/11/2009 06:20:47 PM
For this tight a crop I would have liked to see the bee a lot sharper. Nice capture anyway.
03/11/2009 05:35:10 PM
Needs some sharpening, the picture is very unclear.
03/11/2009 05:16:27 PM
Love the pollen on the bee.
03/11/2009 04:22:28 PM
Macro photography, I suck at it, but love to look at it..
03/11/2009 03:22:54 PM
nice macro, but a little too much noise for me
03/11/2009 11:10:49 AM
A tad underexposed? Nice shot, though.
03/11/2009 10:34:17 AM
Great macro, a little noisy but I'm sure any noise reduction software would have affected the textures.
03/11/2009 01:48:12 AM
Fantastic focus, beautiful shot.
03/11/2009 01:45:30 AM
either you cropped this to much or you pushed the colors to much...you have a very grainy picture

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