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Bee and flower

Bee and flower
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF100mmF2.8 Macro USM, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-15 9:29
Viewed: 4095
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello best TN friends.

During a bike trip in France I saw these bee on te flower, it's not easy for make of these picture through the different light beside the bee.

I am no macro photographer, I want learn through the critiques of the members.
Always I try to make a macro picture of a Bee or a other insect.
I know that this not is perfect, who want help my for to make better pictures.

I hope you like it.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-15 9:33]

Wonderful shot of this beautiful bee.
Details and colors are great1

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-15 9:36]

Hello John,
Magnificent this macro with the bee.
Exceptional color and detail are presented.
Greetings friendly,

hello John
super scherpe macro opname
mooie kleuren en veel details te zien ,super goed licht
mooie foto John
groetjes lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-15 11:04]

Hallo John,
Fantastische macro in erg helder licht en mooie contrasterende kleuren. Uitstekende scherpte en details. Goede diepte in de foto en vanuit een prima standpunt genomen.

hello John

excellent macro photo of this bee with fine POV, appropriate framing,
superb focus sharpness and details, excellent contrast, TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-15 18:14]

Hello John,
Very good macro image of this bee, thank you for sharing your great work.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-15 23:46]

Hi John

This is a better maro than any I habe ever managed! Nice pose and detail.

Best wishes


Hi john,
wonderful picture,
nice species.
Elinize sağlık, en güzel dileklerimle hoşcakalın.

Ciao John. Bit noised MF but excellent POV and exciting light's results. Good vertical choise.


Hello John
very nice close-up of bee on white flower, I think, belongs to Liliaceae. you nicely captured it, with fine focus, POV/DOF and colors. frame and composition also beautiful. thanks for sharing, best wishes

Ciao John, great macro of lovely busy bee on a beautiful flower, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello John,
a superb macro shot of this bee taken with impressive detail and splendid colours, i like the close composition.
Best regards

It's a lovely shot, John, so sunny and cute to see the nice bee hanging at the flower.
The wings are glittering very nice, thanks and have a nice evening
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi John.

You have worked beautifully with your lens in capturing this bee and a flower. 100mm is just perfect for the job. Very good details in this capture and the stamens are well seen and exposed too.

Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.

Best regards,

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-02-16 12:01]

Dear John!

You present us a delightful close-up of a bee busy at work. The bee as well as the flower are beauties. Your picture is perfectly sharp, shows magnificent details and also convinces because of the fine depth of view.

Kind regards


Hello John,

an very nice picture from this bee and flower with exellent details.
Fine natural colours.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-16 12:55]

Hello John
A lovely close up of thisbee.
The focus is sharp with excellent detail.
Lovely natural colours.The pov and dof are very good.
Best regards Siggi

Bonita y viva imagen con interesantes colores. El ángulo quizás algo cerrado.
Saludos John: Josep Ignasi.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-02-16 19:48]

Hello John,
A great macro shot of this bee. The detail is very good and the natural colors are beautiful and vivid.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-17 5:56]

Hello John,
From this dorsal POV I don't think I could have taken a sharper shot of this bee and the DOF using f16 is excellent. The exposure in the white flower is excellent too.
This is a very good macro in fact!
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-17 14:31]

HI John,beautiful close-up whit great sharpness and colors,the pic is a bit noised but isn't a problem,a macro like that isn't easy! My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-18 0:49]

Hi John,
beautiful close up of the bess bsy at the stamens. Very sharp and veery clear composition. I like the beauty of the transparent wings, so crystal clear.
well presented shot.


Hello John,
The bee and the flower just like Paris and the Eiffel Tower are a perfect match. Very nice macro, I like the colors and your composition... Well done


hello John,
the framing from your POV is splendid, with a very fine output in colors ans good sharpness, interesting and very good macro photo!
"keep photographing"! TFS

Hello John
image very clear and very good sharpness with an interesting angle-shot. Very vivid colors for perfect details of the little bee: a splendid composition on a great white daisy.

Hi John,
Not an easy subject to capture although you have done a tremoundous job, pinsharp image showing the details on the wings and the fine body hairs. The overall colour has been brought out exceptionally well, well done and TFS.

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  • hdl (12)
  • [2010-02-21 12:52]

oh lala John. Dat is echt wel een heel goed gedetailleerde foto. Hoe heb je dat zo scherp kunnen krijgen?

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-02-26 9:13]

Hi John.
Despite you have written that you are not macro shooter you have produced wonderful close-up. I cannot give you advise because all is excellent. Great details of the bee and flower. DOF is selected nicely too. Lights and colours are fine as well as the picture at whole. Best regards and TFS.

Hi John,

Althought there is a bit noisy, this is realy awesome close up shot of a bee while gathering nectar. The overhead POV was a good idea.
TFS and have a nice night and WE!


Hi John,

The mcro point of view is showing the details and colors of the bee and of the flower. It is well framed. It is clear and sharp. The light is well managed, it is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi John,
I miss You MF... Nice macro shot with great colors. A bit noisy though - I advice You to try the free Neat Image demo to remove background noise. With using that, Your photo would close the term "excellent".
Best regards, I wait for Your comeback, László

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