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Lavender blue

By AnnChown  
I want to get some good shots of bees in the lavender in my garden and this is my best of this afternoon. I think it just makes the grade - but comments and criticisms are welcome. If all else fails, I like the colour. Smile
Many thanks for your interest in Blinding Sunlight and for all the helpful comments and mods, especially to mrswoolybill, LynneJoyce and banehawi, and to ColleenW, SlowSong and lifesnapper for their UAs. The image may appear again soon taking into account your suggestions - if I can get it right!

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CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
23 Jul 2013 5:47PM
Absolutely nothing whatsoever to criticise here, Ann, an exquisite image. Carol
User_Removed 8 920 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 5:49PM
Excellent shot, gorgeous colours
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
23 Jul 2013 5:54PM
Great colours
23 Jul 2013 5:54PM
Beautiful Ann, excellent capture,
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
23 Jul 2013 6:05PM
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
23 Jul 2013 6:11PM
Lavender and a bee !! very much hand in hand Ann. A beauty too!!!!!
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 6:15PM
Stunning image Ann, fabulous colours and excellent detail and the dof is perfect IMHO

marktc 10 101 15 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 6:15PM
A really super image Ann, the background doesn't distract from the point of focus and the control of the DoF is superb. Very nicely crafted shot.
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 6:25PM
Excellent AnnSmile
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
23 Jul 2013 6:30PM
Excellent capture with stunning colour and detail Ann !! Nothing to criticise here only to applaud Smile
23 Jul 2013 6:47PM
what a wonderful shot and beautiful colouring...........................makes me smile...............Eli SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 6:49PM
Top marks.....
I think you are just looking for toffee when I read your narrative..Wink
danbrann 16 640 17
23 Jul 2013 6:59PM
Difficult to fault Ann but no doubt someone will come along and tell you how to improve it.
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:11PM
Gorgeous AnnGrin
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
23 Jul 2013 7:19PM
... and we paid for a Lavender Farm!! could have come round to your place SmileSmileSmile

Excellent close up, Ann, and, as you say, beautiful colour.

23 Jul 2013 7:22PM
Lovely dof on the Bee Ann, you must have a free Buzz pass.

John Smile
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:39PM

Quote:Lovely dof on the Bee Ann, you must have a free Buzz pass.

John Smile

Oh dear John.... Grin
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:49PM
fantastic colour and tones ann wonderful detail a real stunner top shot Wink
Richsr 14 91 223 England
23 Jul 2013 8:28PM
Like your timing and the good colours in this Ann
Regards Richard
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
23 Jul 2013 8:41PM
Rich, Rich color--
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
23 Jul 2013 8:47PM
More good work Ann, like the fact you've resisted the temptation to get to close with this one, sometimes it pays to pull back a bit and see the bigger picture....

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 9:47PM
So beautiful Ann and the dof here showing the bee and lavender..perfect!
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
23 Jul 2013 9:53PM
You did well Ann - never easy. A more colourful bee in your next offering please.Grin
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 10:04PM
Nothing wrong with it Ann - beautiful!

capto Plus
9 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 10:05PM
The colour is gorgeous, everything else is a bonus.Smile

Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 10:50PM
My first reaction was too much purple in the background, but on further reflection I think the deep purples in the subject flower
stand out from the lilacs and blurred purples very nicely.
The bee is spot on for sharpness and his yellows make a lovely contrast.
I think this is a very brave image if you know what I mean!
hasslebladuk 11 1 6 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 12:18AM
Cracking shot love the detail and colour
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
24 Jul 2013 12:21AM
Oh,---it all looks fine to me Ann.
I could tell you I would like to see the lavender
sticking out from a rusty plant pot,
but you would probably just tell me to buzz off anyway !!
24 Jul 2013 12:52AM
A super image, Ann!

LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 7:20AM
SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
24 Jul 2013 9:08AM
It's so difficult to capture bees, I've tried so many times. You've done well here and as you say, the colour is gorgeous.
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
24 Jul 2013 1:35PM
Perfect focus and lovely background Ann.
Niknut Plus
11 2.9k 82 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 4:06PM
Cracking shot !!......gorgeous colour, with nice detail on the bee !!!
Must be lavender time.. Gorgeous colour excellent DOF, & the bee is the perfect addition .. Super Wink
oll1e 13 57 2 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 2:36PM
ahh wonderful dof ,wish i had lavender in my garden Wink
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
27 Jul 2013 6:28PM
Oh my...this MORE than makes the grade in my opinion!!

First off, the purples in the back are MAGICAL with that bokeh rendered on them. Second, the background just behind the bee is lighter and softer and makes the bee stand out so well. Of course the focus and light on the bee are STUNNING.

Ann, my award ain't available now but please know that *ChiliMan says WOW* on this image.

Big grin on my face just looking at this GrinGrin

PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 1:00PM
Busy bee. Just love this shot. paul
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
13 Aug 2013 7:01PM
A beautiful image which epitomises summer Ann, lavender blue eh? It looks like purple/mauve to me, although they do say that men can't see the full spectrum of coloursBlush

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