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Bee On A Stick

By pcwillows    
A bee on a stick that happened to be crawling around my lawn!

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: ga1963, tull, Origami_Owl and 2 more

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lisajane 14 156
26 Jun 2004 7:04PM
Very well captured - why did you change it to monochrome though? Would be more punchy in colour. I would personally also rotate so it looks like the bee is the right way up, if its legs don't look weird that way.

How long do you have to wait for a bee to pose?

Great shot, like the border on this one.

Lisa Jane

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pcwillows 14 36 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 8:14PM
If you saw the original you'd see why I changed it to monochrome! Smile It's terrible.
There's no depth to it, all you can see is horrible green grass! The bee almost disappears into the background. It doesn't stand out at all.
Also, for some reason it doesn't work the other way up. It looks all wrong.
Believe me, I tried all sorts with it until I decided on this version!
Oh, and I didn't wait for it to pose! It was crawling round the garden quite slowly. It looked to me as though it was on it's last legs. It wandered around for about 30 minutes then all of a sudden it just took off and buzzed away!
Thanks for looking! Smile
Origami_Owl 14 786
26 Jun 2004 9:07PM
That's one of the funniest titles I've seen in ages. And I'm sure you didn't intend it to bee funny either.

Really simple, punchy composition - capturing the bee doing something we don't normally see (well, I don't). Nice work.

tull 14 181 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 9:39PM
Lovely capture,great detail,albiet you have explained it was'nt good in colour I would love to see it.
Keep the bee the same way up it really adds character.

Best wishes.

pcwillows 14 36 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2004 10:50PM
Thanks! I'll post the colour version tomorrow then so you can compare if you like.
ga1963 13 1
26 Jun 2004 11:00PM
Great shot , looks great in mono chrome, really works well. Click
u08mcb 14 5.8k
6 Apr 2005 10:53AM
This is just brilliant. Grain is fantastic.

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