The poppy is fabulous you can really see the texture of the petals. The colours are wonderful too. I can never get pictures of bees - I'm not quick enough - so I admire anyone who does manage this :-)
- AdrianW (710)
- [2006-07-05 16:13]
Good shot Emma! Love the poppy, exposure focus and DOF are all good. That bee looks quite at home in there! There are a few things I'd consider if this were mine though - firstly run Shadows/Highlights 50%/0 to bring out the detail in the bee - he's a bit dark currently. Also not sure, but I think I'd probably crop the edges of the poppies out of the top/bottom left, whilst I like the extra interest they provide I do find them marginally distracting. Anyway, congrats on another lovely capture :D
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-07-05 22:11]
WOW! that is some beautiful saturated colors in this shot. Nice sharp detail. The Bumble Bee really enhances the shot.
I like the comp. and framing. The OOF flowes look fine to me since they are on three of the four corners.
- edal (1853)
- [2006-07-06 0:33]
Your poppy shot is a symbol of early European summer as the bumble bee is a symbol of industry... I like the quolity of the macro.
- soccer (2557)
- [2006-07-06 4:45]
Well composed pic, showing good detail, Sharpnes and POV. I like the blurred BG which makes it a good pic. TFS,
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-07-06 8:03]
Very nice closeup Emma, I like it.
Lovely warm color, with great detail and BG. The poppy makes an interesting macro, and the bumble bee adds good interest.
Well done and TFS!
- jmp (8415)
- [2006-07-06 17:16]
A really well shot of this poppy! Extreme sharpness, natural and vivid red colour, very good bg, and a lovely insect!
Very good post,
TFS, José M.
Interesting capture... One flower and two insects!
Very eye catching colours, the red on green makes up an awesome contrast...
Super sharpness and good deatils, fine clarity in colours!
Composition wise I'm not sure wht you leave some blurry red in three of the corners..?
- Karin (2089)
- [2006-07-08 13:10]
only noticed the bee in big format because it's so curled up around the pistil. Beautiful colours and sharp details, with a nice warm glow. I had some nesting under my roof too in Belgium, quite noisy indeed!
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2006-07-10 17:07]
Félicitation pour cette belle photo avec cette fleur au couleurs vives.La composition est très belle avec ce bourdon qui semble dormir au fond de cette belle fleur.
Merci et au revoir....JP
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2006-07-11 10:57]
You've made a very sweet picture. I like its composition. I like its deeply green and exact blurred BG. And I like delicate red colours of a poppy. Insect is brilliant. Very well done and TFS.
- ddg (5507)
- [2006-08-09 5:53]
Hi Emma, this poppy is splendid!! Great lighting and very nice colors too. I like your composition, well done, Didier.
- gitirana (176)
- [2006-09-02 16:01]
So many beauty!All is perfect. A really great shot.