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I wasn't going to upload this, but a crop and a little polishing improved it significantly.................. So I did. I do believe this is a Honey Bee as opposed to a Bumble Bee; I am advised that the difference relates to colour and size.

As always, your comments are invaluable, hopefully, the next time I get out with my camera I will be able to put some of your advice into practice.

Tish

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Jun 2013 - 12:48 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:180
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:HONEY, THIS IS PURE NECTAR!
Username:Tish1 Tish1
Uploaded:20 Jun 2013 - 9:37 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, General, Honey bee, Wildlife / nature
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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 9:48 AM

Cracking detail and a super image Tish well done.
Regards John.SmileSmileSmileSmile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 12:52 PM

.... tasting much sweeter than wine.... SmileSmileSmile

Dave

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 1:15 PM


Quote: .... tasting much sweeter than wine.... SmileSmileSmile

Dave

Not sure about that Dave, you can't beat a good bottle of Red................ it's part of your 5 a dayGrinGrinGrin

Tish

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Caziwinkles
20 Jun 2013 - 1:42 PM

Brilliant image Tish - excellent timing with fab detail. Smile

Carol

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 3:12 PM

Excellent capture Tish......I agree red wine over honey any day

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mauriceegan
20 Jun 2013 - 4:16 PM

Wonderful image Tish and just love the title
Maurice

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anglingandyq
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20 Jun 2013 - 4:28 PM

What a cracker well captured

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 4:46 PM

Super image & great title Tish
Regards Brian

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Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 6:21 PM

Hi Tish, I have done you a mod, Lovely shot and very colourful, I have reduced noise in green only, as you have a touch of noise in the bg, If you set the ISO at 100 for close ups, you get less noise.
I then went to unsharp mask, as I think you have a little camera shake, or maybe it was a bit breezy, there is a bit of movement.
I desaturated a little bit on green and magenta, hoping to make the bee stand out from the flower, and if you desaturate on pink and red flowers it will get more detail showing.
These are just tips I have picked up from being on the site and have stuck in my head, hope they helpSmile
Diane

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 7:57 PM


Quote: Hi Tish, I have done you a mod, Lovely shot and very colourful, I have reduced noise in green only, as you have a touch of noise in the bg, If you set the ISO at 100 for close ups, you get less noise.
I then went to unsharp mask, as I think you have a little camera shake, or maybe it was a bit breezy, there is a bit of movement.
I desaturated a little bit on green and magenta, hoping to make the bee stand out from the flower, and if you desaturate on pink and red flowers it will get more detail showing.
These are just tips I have picked up from being on the site and have stuck in my head, hope they helpSmile
Diane

They do help thanks Diane, love the result of the mod

Tish

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psu68
psu68  1 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 8:27 PM

Hi Tish - this is a very nice image with great colors and texture. I notice that you started out using the telephoto end of your lens to get a close up, and appear to have shot it mid day when the lighting is rather harsh. Then you mentioned cropping it to get more detail.

This will sound counter - intuitive, but I have found that using my flash on my camera - dialed down a bit if possible, really improves the results. Have a look at this - http://cameras.about.com/od/Advanced-Photography-Tips/a/Using-Close-up-Flashes.h... -- it may help you to understand better than I can explain.

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ali63
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20 Jun 2013 - 8:45 PM

A beauty,

Ali

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psu68
psu68  1 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 8:46 PM


Quote: Hi Tish - this is a very nice image with great colors and texture. I notice that you started out using the telephoto end of your lens to get a close up, and appear to have shot it mid day when the lighting is rather harsh. Then you mentioned cropping it to get more detail.

This will sound counter - intuitive, but I have found that using my flash on my camera - dialed down a bit if possible, really improves the results. Have a look at this - http://cameras.about.com/od/Advanced-Photography-Tips/a/Using-Close-up-Flashes.h... -- it may help you to understand better than I can explain.

It occurred to me that I failed to point out that this method works if you are standing at a distance from your subject - not trying to shoot a macro very close to yourr subject.

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Holmewood
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20 Jun 2013 - 10:13 PM

Great shot

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 10:17 PM


Quote: Hi Tish - this is a very nice image with great colors and texture. I notice that you started out using the telephoto end of your lens to get a close up, and appear to have shot it mid day when the lighting is rather harsh. Then you mentioned cropping it to get more detail.

This will sound counter - intuitive, but I have found that using my flash on my camera - dialed down a bit if possible, really improves the results. Have a look at this - http://cameras.about.com/od/Advanced-Photography-Tips/a/Using-Close-up-Flashes.h... -- it may help you to understand better than I can explain.

Thanks for this; I have tried this once, when the foreground was very dark which worked well, need to expand on my experimentation, will try this next time I get the opportunity, always assuming I remember, I'm a woman of certain age, my memory appears to have been extracted. GrinGrinGrin

Tish

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marktc
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21 Jun 2013 - 6:10 AM

A little gem Tish, all the advice has been given so I will just say... I like it very much!

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