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Spent the whole afternoon trying to get a bee approaching a flower. Finally, it happened!

Still not happy, because the wings aren't in the right place, or frozen enough, but I know that is just luck and getting the flash output at the correct speed...

Hope you like this. The bee carried on and landed safely. V2 is it on the flower.

Maybe I'll try again later...

CHeers, Goggz

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Short Finals
Username:Goggz Goggz
Uploaded:8 Jun 2008 - 1:01 AM
Tags:Bee, Dunno what sort, Flash, Flash / lighting, Flower, Flowers & plants, Wildlife / nature
Votes:37
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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
8 Jun 2008 - 1:11 AM

Super shot,
Fred.

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Leary
Leary  7 New Zealand1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2008 - 3:42 AM

this is pretty sweet. wouldnt worry bout the wings.

Leary

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Paddy
Paddy  11254 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2008 - 4:53 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

wildlife & flowers are a really good subject to do macro on, the bees are working overtime at the moment after so much rain ...
I would burn in gentley in PS the OOF flower to the top & some of the leaves that are OOF around the edge ... giving the main focus to the main leaf, flower & bee ...
nice work SmilePaddy

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2008 - 6:55 AM

Think this is a cracking shot Pete well worth spending an afternoon for this.

Les F

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janty66
janty66  7 England
8 Jun 2008 - 8:11 AM

fantastic capture..

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2008 - 8:34 AM


Quote: Still not happy

Tell you what Pete - if i had a shot of this quality and clarity, i would be well chuffed. The sharpness is quite exeptional and as for the composition,well, it speaks for it's self. Quality image sir.
Glynn

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Adrian_Reynolds

I could hardly wait to view large on this one Pete, flower shot with a difference, excellent work, Adrian

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Arty
Arty  11 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 - 9:58 AM

This is a superb capture, well spotted and taken.
Arty.

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Rylands
Rylands  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2008 - 11:29 AM

Brilliant image - detail is excellent
Ray

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 - 7:13 PM

wow, you did brilliantly to get this.. superb capture
bunSmile

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Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2008 - 8:47 PM

Sorry folks, you were supposed to have a second version to see, but the internet packed up last night, so I'm uploading it now.

THanks for the comments everyone!

Paddy - you are right Smile but I was too lazy to do it Wink

Bun - and you should see the heavy artillery I use, instead of a nice light easy-to-hold-in-one-hand camera like yours! Mind you it was on a tripod Wink

Glynn - flattery will get you everywhere mate Wink

Last Modified By Goggz at 8 Jun 2008 - 8:57 PM

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blondiebee
8 Jun 2008 - 9:29 PM

Stunning capture! Ness

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 - 6:09 AM

wow pete version two is superb ,,
ian

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 10:36 AM

Two great captures Goggz - like the details and colours in these - Regards Richard.

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Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 6:12 PM

CHeers Ness, Ian (V2 was the easy one mate!) and Rich Smile

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gossyboy
gossyboy  6460 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 - 9:18 PM

Amazing...........

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ChristineL
9 Jun 2008 - 9:45 PM

their bodies always look too big for their wings to me, I wonder how they ever take off. Two lovely shots,
Chris.

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xstevex
xstevex  689 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 9:51 PM

Pete since ive seen this i have one of these plants in my garden so Sunday afternoon i had a go at doing one trying to get one flying in the flower is really hard as im going to have another go,

super pair of images

steve

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Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 11:53 PM

Ta you three!

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2008 - 10:53 PM

Straight into my short list Pete..this is absolutely superb and two of them as well. I love version 1.
Di

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Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2008 - 11:07 PM

Blimey! Steady on there Dianah!! Shortlisted!!!

SmileSmileSmile

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Mustavacanon
11 Jun 2008 - 6:53 PM

Well caught Pete,shame the catchlights in the eyes aren`t bigger......LOL !


Andy

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Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2008 - 11:06 PM

Cheers mate!

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2008 - 4:18 PM

Still not happy?
Well, I am happy to have the chance to see it!
Johanna

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