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Short Finals

By Goggz
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

Tags: Flash Bee Flower Flowers and plants Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting Dunno what sort

Voters: Badgerfred, Diana, Leary and 34 more

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8 Jun 2008 1:11AM
Super shot,

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Leary Plus
10 15 1 New Zealand
8 Jun 2008 3:42AM
this is pretty sweet. wouldnt worry bout the wings.

Paddy Plus
15 254 8 England
8 Jun 2008 4:53AM
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
LesF Plus
11 182 9
8 Jun 2008 6:55AM
Think this is a cracking shot Pete well worth spending an afternoon for this.

Les F
8 Jun 2008 8:11AM
fantastic capture..
Glynn Plus
11 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 8:34AM

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.
I could hardly wait to view large on this one Pete, flower shot with a difference, excellent work, Adrian
8 Jun 2008 9:58AM
This is a superb capture, well spotted and taken.
Rylands 10 1 2 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 11:29AM
Brilliant image - detail is excellent
8 Jun 2008 7:13PM
wow, you did brilliantly to get this.. superb capture
Goggz Plus
10 2.3k 72 Wales
8 Jun 2008 8:47PM
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
8 Jun 2008 9:29PM
Stunning capture! Ness
newy17 Plus
12 273 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 6:09AM
wow pete version two is superb ,,
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
9 Jun 2008 10:36AM
Two great captures Goggz - like the details and colours in these - Regards Richard.
Goggz Plus
10 2.3k 72 Wales
9 Jun 2008 6:12PM
CHeers Ness, Ian (V2 was the easy one mate!) and Rich Smile
9 Jun 2008 9:18PM
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 9:45PM
their bodies always look too big for their wings to me, I wonder how they ever take off. Two lovely shots,
xstevex Plus
10 89 1 England
9 Jun 2008 9:51PM
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

Goggz Plus
10 2.3k 72 Wales
9 Jun 2008 11:53PM
Ta you three!
dianah Plus
11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 10:53PM
Straight into my short list Pete..this is absolutely superb and two of them as well. I love version 1.
Goggz Plus
10 2.3k 72 Wales
10 Jun 2008 11:07PM
Blimey! Steady on there Dianah!! Shortlisted!!!

11 Jun 2008 6:53PM
Well caught Pete,shame the catchlights in the eyes aren`t bigger......LOL !

Goggz Plus
10 2.3k 72 Wales
11 Jun 2008 11:06PM
Cheers mate!
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2008 4:18PM
Still not happy?
Well, I am happy to have the chance to see it!

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