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Still at Sandsend, across the other side of the beck in front of Low Row Cottages, I came across some poppies at the side of the path. A few bees were attracted to them, and begging to be photographed so, waving the camera towards them, grabbed a few shots. Now, the 70-300 lens is quite good at locking onto the focus and following a moving subject, but trying to get locked onto a subject this size in the first place was another thing! However, after shooting a couple of dozen, and binning half of them, I did manage one or two reasonable ones. Perhaps I should be focussing manually, and pre-focus on a spot where I hope the bee will fly into? Anyway, thought Id inflict one of my best efforts on you Wink

Techie stuff see Exif
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, Tone Mapped in Photomatix Pro and tweaked in Elements 6.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S ED Nikkor 70-300mm VR Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jun 2011 - 12:15 PM
Focal Length:300
Aperture:f/8
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
Metering Mode:Matrix
Title:Coming in to land
Username:TrevBatWCC TrevBatWCC
Uploaded:21 Jul 2011 - 9:53 AM
Tags:Bee, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Poppies, Sandsend, Wildlife / nature
Votes:34

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2011 - 10:11 AM

What an unusual colour ..
I think the fun of taking the photo manually is what its all about for me ... needless to say it doesnt work out most times

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2011 - 10:16 AM

Super timing, Trev, and what a beautiful poppy, too, very well captured. Carol

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
21 Jul 2011 - 10:24 AM

Great capture,very well taken.Smile

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2011 - 10:28 AM

Thanks, Barbara. I don't know why, but the colours seem paler and a bit insipid on here compared to the image I uploaded Sad
Trev

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achieverswales
21 Jul 2011 - 10:37 AM

Hi Trev
Excellent capture nice and sharp, I had a problem with colours uploading to this site all were muted compared to what was on my screen. Then I had a tip to use the upload for the web function, it converts to sRGB, no problem since.

Regards

Trev.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2011 - 10:41 AM

....think it's because my Colour Settings were on 'Always Optimize Colors for Computer Screens', rather than 'No Color Management' when I processed it! Sad Changing the setting makes them look the same Smile Silly me! Wink
Trev

Last Modified By TrevBatWCC at 21 Jul 2011 - 10:46 AM

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gingerdelight
21 Jul 2011 - 11:17 AM

An excellent capture Trev, well done! Love the little bee and the detail on the poppy is so good!
Carol

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Lillian
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21 Jul 2011 - 11:26 AM

Like the colours captured here on the poppy Trev,
and that bee's not doing too badly either, gathering for the honeySmile
Lillian

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64595 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2011 - 11:30 AM

I love the colour of that poppy. Don't see many of them. And well done for "capturing" a bee. I've tried many times and given up. Makes you appreciate how good these wildlife photographers are.
Chris

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mrswoolybill
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21 Jul 2011 - 11:34 AM

Just popping in for a quick bite. Love the crumpled tissue look of the petals, they're the main interest for me.
Moira

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JackieB
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21 Jul 2011 - 12:37 PM

Great effort here Trev, very well done

Jackie

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RonnieAG
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21 Jul 2011 - 12:58 PM

You have succeeded in your attempt to capture the bee approaching the poppy, with very good definition of both, and also capturing that papery petal texture so well. very well done, Trev.
Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
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21 Jul 2011 - 1:41 PM

Well captured Trev. Great detail .............Sandy

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Samuel_Aron
21 Jul 2011 - 3:54 PM

Great shot!
Sam.

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whiteswan01
21 Jul 2011 - 4:10 PM

Excellent well timed nice colours to
Dawn

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saltireblue Site Moderator 44080 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2011 - 4:33 PM


Quote:
I think the fun of taking the photo manually is what its all about for me ... needless to say it doesnt work out most times

LOL! Been there, done that (still doing it) and got not just the t-shirt, but a wardrobe full of themGrin

A well timed shot, Trev...you have more patience that I would have..I'd end up glueing a dead one to the flowerSmile

Malc

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7614 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2011 - 4:37 PM

Beautiful garden capture Trev - love the texture of that poppy and the lovely colour Smile Nice timing on the bee, the movement of the wings works a treat.
Anne

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sable
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21 Jul 2011 - 6:09 PM

Well if I had taken this I would not be disappointed - great textures on the poppy in the foreground it almost looks like paper - Elizabethxx

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2011 - 6:20 PM

Lovely summery image, Trev. That is either a very small bee or a very large poppy and I'm guessing it's the latter as we have some like this in the garden and they ended up the size of small dinner plates Smile

Sue Smile

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pluckyfilly
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21 Jul 2011 - 9:46 PM

detail on the poppy is great and the bee although in flight is quite sharp

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brownsilent
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22 Jul 2011 - 8:24 AM

Nice colours and detail in those poppies, well captured image with good timing.
Johanna

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tressypittkerby
22 Jul 2011 - 12:31 PM

I love the colours and the detail. Great capture.
Tress

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 844 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2011 - 9:22 PM

To get the bee in flight is very difficult and you have managed it well Trev . For me all my bird photographs I have uploaded recently are taken with manual exposure and also I have set the ISO up to around 800 .Try to focus on the bee rather than here where the shaarpest part of the image is on the centre of the poppy . With the 300 lens end you need a minimum shuter speed of 300 th. of a second I would think . Colour does look a little off on this one .I will be off the site for a while now useing my caravan at Whitby for the school holidays ....Phil p.s. just realised you have done some of my advice when I looked at the EXIF detail recorded.

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raygregson
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24 Jul 2011 - 6:00 PM

excellent macro image,well taken trev.ray

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England65 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2011 - 6:48 PM

A nice shot and yes difficult to catch them as they are always on the move, I find it easier to auto focus whilst holding the focus ring then make a few fine adjustments this overrides further autofocus adjustments.

Well done Trev

Trev

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