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Busy Bee

By KKmoments
Ok... this is the dreaded bee shot that cost me a bruised knee and my patience in tatters.... firstly i had a 'breeze' batting the lavender around plus when they say 'busy as a bee' i didn't realise how busy they were until I sat trying to 'snap' one... do they ever keep still?

Anyway C&C welcomed because... I concentrated so hard on trying not to get camera shake and focusing on the bee that i lost it completely on acquiring perfect lavender :-( I will try again at some point to get the 'whole' shot focused properly.

Thanks for the great response on my butterfly yesterday and I am slowly going to make my way around EPZ and do some catch up... i seem to have missed loads - AGAIN!!


Tags: Frustration Bee Flower Close up Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Lavendar Wildlife and nature Aroma

Voters: REKLAW, ChazB, phototime and 37 more

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REKLAW 16 3 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2008 8:58PM
like it, know what you mean about keeping still
bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2008 9:04PM
It's a super capture

4 Aug 2008 9:11PM
Wow !
This Is Great !
Don't Worry The Picture Is Perfect, Of Course Things Are Going To Move, Its Nature We Can't Help That !
Lovin The Shot, Well Done !!!!
Mounters 14 85 2 England
4 Aug 2008 9:15PM
This works really well. I admire your patience, busy little critters aren't they.
Very well captured
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
4 Aug 2008 9:20PM
Great close up
bfgstew 14 668 105 England
4 Aug 2008 9:24PM
The sharpness of the main subject takes away any minor imperfections elsewhere Karen, superb shot and 10 out of 10 for your endevours.
TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
4 Aug 2008 9:28PM
Super shot!
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
4 Aug 2008 9:45PM
You certainly have been a busy bee Karen, this is a lovely macro shot, well worth all that hard work to get this one
vickyf 15 8 8 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2008 10:18PM
Lovely shot - definitely worth a bruised knee! I like the lavender as it is - makes the shot stand out from the standard bee shot.
jdenman 12 19 5 Spain
4 Aug 2008 10:31PM
Well worth sticking with and a bruise or two, it came out very well. You might be better off getting them flying, set your focus and then shoot anything in the that flys towards the target flower.
derekv 13 3 England
4 Aug 2008 10:43PM
Cracking shot, Karen, superb detail and presentation.
4 Aug 2008 11:33PM
truly beautiful shot karen

SurreyHillsMan 13 27 2 England
4 Aug 2008 11:48PM
Well done Karen, lovely shot, great composition.. it's not easy is it? ... I've just got my new macro lens this weekend and it's opened a whole new "frustrating" world.. Took me ages to get a Bee shot I liked

ringyneck 14 315 18 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 12:09AM
No they NEVER keep still and being dark makes them even harder.
THis is superb though.

bombebit 12 22 Denmark
5 Aug 2008 2:53AM
oh wow... now I am definitely not going to upload my efforts from today, because the bar has just been raised... excellent
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
5 Aug 2008 6:44AM
An excellent capture, Karen. Carol
fossilized 16 79 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2008 2:31PM
Nicely detailed capture.
KangaGal 12 66 Australia
6 Aug 2008 1:04AM
Superb shot and an extra vote if I couldf or pain and suffering! lol.
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2008 8:42PM
Great close up with super details,
Possum 14 148 England
10 Aug 2008 10:04AM
Loving all this experimentation with the lenses; this is a pretty good result, my friend.

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