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Challenge: Free Study 2010-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Maple Tree
Date: Apr 16, 2010
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Apr 16, 2010

Adjustments: S/H, Contrast, Levels, Clone & Burn Some Highlights, Dodge & Burn Bee a little, Crop, NI, USM, Resize, Border

eta: There were a lot of bees buzzing around this red maple tree and I took quite a few shots - this one turned out the best of the bunch. Thanks for the kind comments!

Place: 70 out of 394
Avg (all users): 6.2000
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 6.2523
Avg (non-participants): 6.0526
Views since voting: 760
Views during voting: 233
Votes: 145
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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05/08/2010 05:46:44 AM
Way to go, Carole! Excellent shot, and a great FS finish. Nice one.
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05/08/2010 01:28:39 AM
A perfect combination of color, light, and depth of field, with the lovely addition of a bee in the right place at exactly the right time!
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05/08/2010 01:26:50 AM
Wonderful image Carole, love the warm light on that bee. Excellent finish especially for a free Study too- congrats!
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05/08/2010 12:08:16 AM
Fabulous image and finish in a FS!

Congrats, friend!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2010 08:14:22 PM
Amazing color tones with the golden bee a crowning touch= 10!
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05/04/2010 02:13:13 AM
Nice detail
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05/03/2010 04:27:44 AM
good shot,,, nice one,,,,,,,,,
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05/02/2010 09:41:54 AM
Love all the red tones! I know how small those flowers are; I like the DOF with just that one flower and bud and peeking leaf (and the bee, of course) in focus.
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05/01/2010 11:28:08 AM
What really sets this apart from the typical bee macro is the glorious salmon red color. Just fabulous. I'd love this on a HUGE canvas!! Good luck. 8
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05/01/2010 01:19:54 AM
Crisp detail against an intriguing background. Nice.
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05/01/2010 12:38:21 AM
great colors
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