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Another Poppy

Another Poppy
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Copyright: Emma Taylor (Aramok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-23
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III USM, Digital ISO 100, Canon 58mm Skylight 1x
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-07-05 15:30
Viewed: 3747
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Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For a change, I thought I would show you a Field Poppy with a bumblebee.

The field that contains the poppies is simply buzzing with bees and other pollinators first thing in the morning. It is actually quite difficult to find a poppy without an insect in it! and there whole field hums from the noise of them. And I even know where they are comming from!

There is a little hole above one of my water butts that if you stand there long enough you will see bumblebees going in and out of. Apparently they should not nest there, but they do pretty much every year. The hole leads to a space between the roof tiles and the top of the ceiling in the hall, and at night you can hear a buzzing noise until dark when they quieten down (thankfully).

I don't mind them at all, but hope we never need to re-tile that part of the roof...

Time is short again for me tonight, so I'll leave someone else to ID the type of bumblebees living in my roof space... (my work collegue has been signed off sick for another 7 weeks - he has been off since the beginning of April now and it is now the last week of term (I work in a school) which is a very busy in IT, so my time is very tight - but a good lunch time activity - keeping me sane.)

Anyhow, thanks for looking at take care... Will catch up with everyone over lunchtime tomorrow. And if you look for the Workshop, you should be able to see a corner of the field in flower....


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-07-05 15:32]
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The poppy is fabulous you can really see the texture of the petals. The colours are wonderful too. I can never get pictures of bees - I'm not quick enough - so I admire anyone who does manage this :-)

Good shot Emma! Love the poppy, exposure focus and DOF are all good. That bee looks quite at home in there! There are a few things I'd consider if this were mine though - firstly run Shadows/Highlights 50%/0 to bring out the detail in the bee - he's a bit dark currently. Also not sure, but I think I'd probably crop the edges of the poppies out of the top/bottom left, whilst I like the extra interest they provide I do find them marginally distracting. Anyway, congrats on another lovely capture :D

Hi Emma,
WOW! that is some beautiful saturated colors in this shot. Nice sharp detail. The Bumble Bee really enhances the shot.
I like the comp. and framing. The OOF flowes look fine to me since they are on three of the four corners.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-07-06 0:33]

Hi Emma!
Your poppy shot is a symbol of early European summer as the bumble bee is a symbol of industry... I like the quolity of the macro.
Best regards!


Well composed pic, showing good detail, Sharpnes and POV. I like the blurred BG which makes it a good pic. TFS,

Very nice closeup Emma, I like it.
Lovely warm color, with great detail and BG. The poppy makes an interesting macro, and the bumble bee adds good interest.
Well done and TFS!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-06 17:16]

Hi Emma,
A really well shot of this poppy! Extreme sharpness, natural and vivid red colour, very good bg, and a lovely insect!
Very good post,
TFS, José M.

Hi Emma,
Interesting capture... One flower and two insects!
Very eye catching colours, the red on green makes up an awesome contrast...
Super sharpness and good deatils, fine clarity in colours!
Composition wise I'm not sure wht you leave some blurry red in three of the corners..?
Pablo -

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-07-08 13:10]

Hi Emma,
only noticed the bee in big format because it's so curled up around the pistil. Beautiful colours and sharp details, with a nice warm glow. I had some nesting under my roof too in Belgium, quite noisy indeed!

Salut Emma
Félicitation pour cette belle photo avec cette fleur au couleurs vives.La composition est très belle avec ce bourdon qui semble dormir au fond de cette belle fleur.
Merci et au revoir....JP

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-11 10:57]

Hi Emma.
You've made a very sweet picture. I like its composition. I like its deeply green and exact blurred BG. And I like delicate red colours of a poppy. Insect is brilliant. Very well done and TFS.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-08-09 5:53]

Hi Emma, this poppy is splendid!! Great lighting and very nice colors too. I like your composition, well done, Didier.

Oi Emma
So many beauty!All is perfect. A really great shot.

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