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Bee - My First Try

Bee - My First Try
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Copyright: MY Wong (Seabird) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 0 N: 359] (1387)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Tamron 90mm macro
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-09 2:44
Viewed: 2873
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear all,

I have just come back from my first bird-insect-plant trip. It was full of joy and excitement!!

This photo was taken along the walking path at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens.

Although this photo is far from good (e.g. I should have a bigger depth of field, faster speed etc.), I must thank all the photographers here at TN.

All your wonderful photos have inspired and encouraged me to take this very first step - I have been thinking all along that I could only take landscape and flower photos. And many thanks for all the good mentors at TN who have left me comments and pointers for improvement!! thank you so much!

I will post the photos of birds, butterflies, flowers taken during this short trip later this week.

I look forward to your comments and pointers : ) thanks much!

and I am sure, I will make more trips like this!! Simply because, itís full of fun!!

Have a great weekend!!

Man Yee

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-09 7:43]

Hello My,
Very nicely done for your first try to catch a Bee!! I like its pose with the wings nicely spread and focus is pretty good on the eyes. Very interesting flower too! You obviously know how to improve yourself and an exposure of f4 would probably have been perfect here.
Beautiful colours and well composed.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-09 8:44]

Hello My! That's a fantastic macro! Very sharp details, great composition and a beautiful image, thanks!


Hello Man Yee,
Excellent good job. Great composition with nice detail of the bee. You can use more ISO, like 400 or 800 and more small aperture like f12-f16 to get all the head of the bee in focus.

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-08-10 6:35]

This has very nice color and composition and is quite interesting. I think your comments and the critiques of others are in the right direction. Gary

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-08-11 2:12]

Good one for a first try ManYee. They aren't easy as they keep moving. I usually get them facing away from the camera!! Little by little we learn to stretch out and take 'other' photos :)
Well done

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-15 1:18]

Hello MY Wong,
a lovely shot. Great colours and clear and sharp subject.
Very attractive.
Great composition.


Great composition with nice detail of the bee.

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