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HONEY, THIS IS PURE NECTAR!

By Tish1
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

Tags: General Flowers and plants Honey bee Wildlife and nature

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johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 9:48AM
Cracking detail and a super image Tish well done.
Regards John.SmileSmileSmileSmile

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
20 Jun 2013 12:52PM
.... tasting much sweeter than wine.... SmileSmileSmile

Dave
Tish1 Plus
3 16 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 1:15PM

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
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 1:42PM
Brilliant image Tish - excellent timing with fab detail. Smile

Carol
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
20 Jun 2013 3:12PM
Excellent capture Tish......I agree red wine over honey any day
20 Jun 2013 4:16PM
Wonderful image Tish and just love the title
Maurice
20 Jun 2013 4:28PM
What a cracker well captured
20 Jun 2013 4:46PM
Super image & great title Tish
Regards Brian
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 6:21PM
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
Tish1 Plus
3 16 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 7:57PM

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
psu68 3 1 2 United States
20 Jun 2013 8:27PM
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.htm -- it may help you to understand better than I can explain.
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 8:45PM
A beauty,

Ali
psu68 3 1 2 United States
20 Jun 2013 8:46PM

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.htm -- 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.
20 Jun 2013 10:13PM
Great shot
Tish1 Plus
3 16 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 10:17PM

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.htm -- 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
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 6:10AM
A little gem Tish, all the advice has been given so I will just say... I like it very much!

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