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Busy Bees

By chase
I had planned to photograph my Chives in the garden, watered them, sorted the bg out, it's a piece of slate I found, just about to set up the tripod and spotted these two having a feast.

A very swift grab shot, handheld...different for me Wink
The one on the left stayed pretty still for me, unlike his twin opposite who just wasn't playing ball !!
I just liked how they almost mirrored each other.

Lit by daylight in situ.
Raw file converted in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop with a tidy up crop ( no, I didn't crop off the top of the Chives, that's how it was ), levels adjusted, sharpened and a touch of contrast added, probably not in that order Wink

I have added a painterly effect as V1.

Thanks for dropping by.
Constructive critique and mods welcome
Enjoy the day but please stay safe.

There will possibly be another Mr. Crabtree image in progress.
Janet xx

Tags: Busy Garden Daylight Bees Slate Chives Bumble bees Handheld Wildlife and nature

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Alfie_P 14 927 2 United Kingdom
21 May 2020 11:40AM
Wonderful image Janet
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
21 May 2020 11:55AM
Quick reaction to the symmetrical bees!
PhilT2 Plus
12 589 34 England
21 May 2020 12:11PM
Almost a mirror image. Great opportunism and very well taken.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 26 Wales
21 May 2020 12:12PM
Well done , hand held to boot.
johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
21 May 2020 12:54PM
A beautiful image, nice detail and composition . Nicely done !

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
21 May 2020 1:00PM
An excellent 'grab' shot, Janet, loving your busy bees! 😃👍
Trev 😀
chase Plus
16 2.4k 620 England
21 May 2020 1:26PM
Many thanks all, a great reaction to this one.
Special thanks to Gavin, Tom, Phil, David, Trev and Chris, wonderful to have your UAs, so appreciated.
Janet xx
21 May 2020 1:38PM
Great image.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
21 May 2020 1:45PM
Lovely capture of the two busy bees.
cymru2019 3 17 7 United Kingdom
21 May 2020 1:48PM
Constructive critique most welcome! What critique is there possible. Outstanding, tremendous, wonderful, magical image. David
21 May 2020 2:28PM
Fab. I love the version. It really does look like a painting.
chase Plus
16 2.4k 620 England
21 May 2020 4:21PM
Thanks everyone.

Quote: I love the version. It really does look like a painting.

Yes, I like that too, I was quite pleased when that turned out quite so painterly.
Janet xx
21 May 2020 7:11PM
Stellar shot Janet .... a great oppurtunity well taken
Cheers Walt
chase Plus
16 2.4k 620 England
21 May 2020 8:07PM
Thanks all.
David, lovely to have your UA, many thanks.
Janet xx
bricurtis Plus
16 2.6k 52 England
21 May 2020 8:28PM
Lead image for me Janet - lovely double capture.
chase Plus
16 2.4k 620 England
21 May 2020 9:27PM
Thank you Brian, super to have your UA, very much appreciated.
Janet. xx
richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
21 May 2020 10:26PM
Good grab shot Janet!!
Wonderful shot Janet, the lead for me!
dimalexa 5 5 Greece
22 May 2020 12:15AM
Amazing work, Janet!

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