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Busy Bee

Busy Bee
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Minolta AF 200 mm / f:4 macro APO G, Digital RAW 200, UV Filter
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-07 2:02
Viewed: 3321
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for your comments on yesterdays upload,

today a small break from my finland trip as I yesterday had some opportunities to test my Alfa 700 during a macro shooting session in our garden,some bees were busy feeding on a flower and even did not notice (or were bothered) by me,anyway I tried to shoot a series handheld and using autofocus (something I did not manage with my slower A100),anyway with the faster A700 I managed to get some descent results,I used Fillflash of my sigma 500 flash (manual settings),hope you like it and thanks for watching.

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Hola Paul, una bonita composición, con buena nitidez, luz y color. Un saludo

Hi Paul!
Great details and composition.

Hello Paul.
Excellent shot, nice composition, beautifull colors and very sharp.Thanks for sharing.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-05-07 2:54]

Good macro! Very good detail on the bee

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-07 8:56]

Hi Paul

Excellent work! Great close-up with outstanding detail and exposure.



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-08 7:38]

Hello Paul, very nice macro, well composed, good technique and great background, thanks!


Hi Paul, superb macro of busy bee with fantastic details and excellent sharpness, splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-05-09 1:42]

Superb catch of the bee Paul - it is sharp with excellent focus and details. Yes, I like it - very mush. . .
You must be really thrilled with this new camera.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-09 5:47]

Hej Paul,
Superb macro of this Bee seeking nectar from the pretty red flower. Great sharpness and a fine smooth background in this beautiful composition.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Hi Paul,
the details of this shot are great. You can see all the little hairs of the bee.
Composition is very good, too.
Well done!
TFS Tatjana

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