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I Love Pollen !!!

I Love Pollen !!!
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb, Close-up +4
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-04 16:50
Viewed: 4595
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Went on a short walk and weather became cloudy and colder - seems that caused the bees seemed to stick to the flowers without going anywhwre. Perfect opportunity for some shots.
The open aperture here resulted in a blurry look of the back hair and pollen grains.
I do not like much the reflection from the flash, maybe will sort out something for the future.
Critiques are most welcome !!

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Hello Shir,
I think you've produced a very good macro here.
Great action of this bee, covered with polen. I like the colours which are very natural. Composition is good, calm background and sharpness on the right spot.
Well done Shir!
Regards, Ruud

Just the colors would make it worth posting. The low DOF is not necessary negative, it helps also to blur out any disturbing background structure. I like the picture as it is.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-04 17:25]

Hi Shir, excellent macro. I love the POV on this shot. Colours are very good and well exposed. Also the details are amazing. Overall a very well composed shot, well done and TFS.

a very good macro here.:-))

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-04 17:40]

Hola Shir,
Una macro muy bien compuesta, con una combinación de colores muy agradable. Estoy de acuerdo con tu opinión de los reflejos del flash dan un aspecto estraño a la cabeza de la abeja y quizás falte un poco de profundidad de campo, pero la foto aún así resulta atractiva.
Un saludo
José M.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-06-04 18:04]

Great macro. I was going to say that the angle was a bit unusual, and perhaps distracting. But then I looked close to all that pollen and had to show it to my daughter. So the shot does such a great job of showing how pollen is distributed it saved me from "the birds and the bees" talk! :-)
TFS, Mike

Hello Shir,
Excellent light, color, and composition.
Very nice POV, BG, and good detail in your head-shot as well..a bit more DOF would make it even better.
Well done and Thank You!

Hello Shir, Great close up, Perfect details everything is so crisp, Perfcet details,, BG, POV great Job, TFS Kyle

Very nice composition!
POV is very good.
TFS, Laurent

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-05 3:45]

What a wonderful and interesting macro that you have well done ! Good eyes contact ;-) She is very funny with the pollen on head. Composition, colors, exposure and sharpness are very good ! Congratulations Shir and thanks for sharing.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-05 4:34]

Hi Shir,
Superb macro shot! Excellent framing, great detail and rich colours, soft light and textures are superb. I think the DOF maybe a little shallow although it has produced a perfect defocused background. Great shot!

Hi Shir,
very apt title, and those bright colours look gorgeous. The tack sharp pollen "sparkles" are an eyecatcher, though due to the very limited DOF at f/4.5 it is a bit soft, especially the eyes. In any case a beautiful colourful capture, and it does get its message across. Very well done!
P.S. Out of smileys for today - shall smile later.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-06-05 9:56]

oooo! great shot! very funny and very good technically. amazing details and colors. tfs

Hi Shir,
Superb macro shot. Vivid yellow color and very sharp detail. I really like the POV and composition on this shot. The green OOF backround is a perfect contrast to the yellows. Awesome shot!

Haha, Shir,
that's excellent together with the headline.
I love the POV - eye to eye with the cute bee.
Wonderful details and so close, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-06-06 16:25]

Hi Shir,

Very good close-up.
Details, sharp, exposition and composition are excellent.
Well done!

TFS :-)

Hey mate,
Couldn't have caught a better pose than this -face on almost looking you in the eye.Lovely detail with individual specks of pollen quite clear.The DOF is a touch thin but the line of focus on both the pollen stalks and bee has given a 3D effect.I like the vibrant colour and have no problem with the flash.Well done!
Regards, david

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-06-14 13:44]

Hi Shir.
A very amusing scene. An excellent composition, sharpness main details, beautiful juicy colors. Associates with the child at a dining table.

Hi Shir,
This is just stunning! Superb POV and composition. I really like how the bee is in the 'thorns' of the flower and the pollen is visible on the bee. Your self critique is very accurate too ;)

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-02 16:56]

Muy bonita macro Shir, la belleza de la flor con sus estambres, el polen sobre el insecto y su pelaje son maravillosos, además de un perfecto fondo muy bien logrado.
Correcta iluminación y encuadre también.
Muy buen disparo... sin dudas.
Saludos... Ricardo

Very beautiful macro Shir, the beauty of the flower with their stamens, the pollen on the insect and your back hair is wonderful, besides a perfect bottom very well achieved.
Correct lighting and ftaming also.
Very good shot... without doubts.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-11-09 18:53]

Hi Shir
Good macro shot. Good colours, sharpnes, details, light, BG, frame and POV.
Well done


Hi Shir wonder shoot of a bee, you seem to have a real contact with it, bright yellow great done.

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