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Summer Bee

Summer Bee
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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, Sigma 72mm MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-15 5:54
Viewed: 4104
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In Australia there are four main bee families:

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-01-15 6:03]

Summer beauty!
Fantastic macro!
Superb on details!
Excellent on colours!
Great POV and BG!
We can see the grains of pollen!
5* photo!

Great focus and stunning effect of the geometrical patterns of the flower!
Like somebody said before, I never seen a bad shot from you.

Regards, Petru

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-15 7:14]

Hello Chi!
The older one was also nice but I think this is better;)
Magnificent close up.POV,colors,contrast,clear details
simple BG,contrast between BG and flower,DOF,framing
and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!
Have a nice sunday,TFS....:-)

Wow!! Que cores!
Ótimas cores e nitidez, gosto muito do contraste e da variedade de cores aqui!!!
Parabéns pelo ótimo trabalho!!

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-15 9:35]

Beautifully done Chi!
Eye catching shot!

Nice capture Chi,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are spot on. Good POV and DOF.
Thanks for posting, Have a great week.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-15 12:03]
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Hi Chi!

Very nice macro. Good colours, POV, details, composition. Flower looks like some kind of Echinacea.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-01-15 12:47]

Wow, these complementary colours rock. Great high impact macro with excellent detail, focus is spot on.

Great macro shot Chi, great sharpness, details and clarity, great POV/DOF too. This is a great composition. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Chi,
This is a great shot...love the sharpness contrasted agianst the out of focus background. Great use of colour too.

Hi Chi,
a wonderful sunny shot.
Bee on a Echinacea, I love this flower, it's interesting and pretty by its own.
And this cute bee is lovely, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-15 15:56]

Chi, amazing colors indeed.

Excellent contrast, lovely bee and flower.

Maybe, some noise on the bg, but that's a minor nit.

Great pov too.

Well done.

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-01-15 16:32]

Hello Chi!

Fantastic macro!!!

Good job!!!


Hi Chi,
Beautiful shot! I really like the composition and framing on this shot! The colors are just amazing. Nice detail with perfect DOF. NICE!

A stunning photo. The focus on everything important is perfect. The colours are great.

Wonderful orange and reds against the green make for a colorful frame Chi Liu. Very sharp detail within your DOF. Excellent shot.
Thank You!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-01-16 0:54]

Thank you, Liu.
Sorry, I have no time thase days to write decent comments.

"Whatever happiness is in the world
has arisen from a wish for the welfare of others;
whatever misery there is has arisen from indulging selfishness."
~ Buddhist Proverb ~

Superb macro post - nothing to say except Well done!

great macro, colours and composition!

I think you chose well when you cropped this image it definitely has a dynamic imact for me as a viewer. The exposure has been well chosen. Well done Chi. :)

Wonderful capture! Composition is excellent, colors are fantastic and details are great. The green OOF BG is a very good contrast with the orange-red of the flower. TFS!

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-01-16 21:50]

Hi Chi!

That's a pretty close-up! Excellent sharpness and perfect exposure. The shallow DOF did a wonderfull blured BG, almost a pool table ;o).
I love the colors contrast in the picture.
Excellent work and TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-01-16 22:43]

Excellent macro ! Incredibly sharp, well composed and colorful. Well seen !


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-01-17 3:15]

Hi Chi,
excellent macro, very good details and DOF. I like the colours also. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-01-17 9:39]

Hi Chi

Great shot. The focus and POV are spot-on. Super macro!!



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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-01-17 10:33]

This is excellent. The red against the green background and the golden bee makes it very bright and colourfull. Well exposed, sharp and good composition.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-01-17 14:18]

Hi Chi,
Excellent Macro shot with excellent pov,dof,colors,sharpness and focus.TFS

bonjour chi
splendid also this one the colors are extra, the superb details and good DOF. laurent

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-01-19 15:09]

Superb! Wonderful macro, the bee is so clear to see. Very well shown Chi

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-01-28 17:53]

Hi Chi
As far as natural beauty goes this is truly an excelent example. It is photo's like this that makes TN all worth while. Technically this photo is superb, and the composition is spot on. 5* For the delight factor. TFS.

Colour contrast and POV,very well ;o) Jan

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