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Collection: Botanicals 2010
Camera: Sony DSLR-A350
Lens: Sony SAL 30M28 AF Macro
Date: May 31, 2010
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2010

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One of the defining moments of macro photography is realizing there is the cutest little bug right there...I'd been bracketing shots all morning long, the camera happened to be in Program mode. The little green bee was very busy, crawling around all over the flower. I just kept shooting & hoping until it flew away. Didn't get a "free study" shot, but I had fun.

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06/04/2010 12:59:26 AM
I've got a shot that just happened to have one of these guys in it as well. I only realized after I looked at the shot later that he was there. FWIW, this is a species of sweat bee.
As others have said, the contrast between the red and green work nicely.
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06/03/2010 06:07:50 PM
Wonderful reds and greens, with nice details on both the flower and the green insect. I suspect this one would have gotten good respect in the FS.
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06/01/2010 10:54:10 PM
Great capture. I have never seen a green bee before. Nicely done!
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06/01/2010 08:20:00 PM
That is a pretty cool little insect. The contrast between his colours and those of the flower make it all very vibrant.
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06/01/2010 07:03:27 PM
I'd love to see more of this bug; I've never seen one like it that I can recall. Lovely contrast to the coneflower. Try fill flash with little bugs; it can make all the difference in really freezing the little guys (figuratively, of course).
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06/01/2010 06:49:23 PM
Very nice. Love all the colors. The red really pops out. Just a tad of a blur on the insect.
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06/01/2010 05:58:37 PM
Very nearly outstanding - the bokeh of the flower is great. Just a tad less movement and this would be amazing.
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06/01/2010 05:47:54 PM
Love the colors!
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06/01/2010 05:24:01 PM
Wow, I've never seen a green bee before, either.
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06/01/2010 08:45:26 AM
I've never seen a green bee either! Quite cute!
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06/01/2010 02:20:20 AM
Great colors! Looks like you had a very nice morning.
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05/31/2010 07:15:38 PM
I like the colors with this, but wish you had a bit of a different angle. Bump your ISO up a bit and get a faster shutter speed or fire your flash and let it stop the action.
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05/31/2010 07:07:09 PM
I've never seen a bee that colour, wow, great find. Photo is a bit fuzzy, doesn't look quite in focus.
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05/31/2010 06:56:34 PM
wow the color is fabtabulous! and look at the hair detail!
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05/31/2010 06:00:21 PM
That's an awesome bee! I hope you get some more shots of it during the challenge!
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