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By robsherrattdesign    
In this image I was trying to capture the bee busy at work. I have cropped into the image to focus the attention onto the bee and the incoming flies. Also I have made the image sharper to bring out the detail in the bee and the lilac flower.

Tags: Flowers Bee Gardens Lilac Wildlife and nature



Leilani 18 29 3 England
6 Apr 2012 7:35PM
Excellent image! Great clarity and colours. Rather partial to these flowers as always supplied with bees WinkSmile
Fefe Plus
11 84 51 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 10:00PM
I dont know why you would want modifications on this and no votes....................... Its beautifulSmileSmileSmile
banehawi Plus
19 2.9k 4354 Canada
6 Apr 2012 11:16PM
Welcome to EPZ Rab. This is a really nice first upload. Its perfectly exposed, shapr and vibrant, and the subject is interesting.

One suggestion I hae it that it may suits a square crop, and a less restrictive black border, and Ive uploaded a mod to show what I mean.

You can scroll up, click the Modifications Tab, click the mod, and you can slso clik full size.

A few pointers since you are new to the site:

Please load you exif data, or shot settings. We need aperture, speed, iso, ;ens, focal length, and camera model. If you domt know how to get this, just lets us know and we may be able to help. This allows us to provide the best possible feedback.

There are features in this gallery you may want to use: Theres a "Like" icon beside a comment; and theres the small "Nominate for Constructive Critique" link at the bottom of every comment. The Critique Team approves or denies submissions for constructive Critiques, and members can accrue points. Critique Team members cannot approve comments on their own feedback. When you provide constructive feedback, you can also start collecting points, which can mean you are improving to the point where you can see how to improve other members shots. To qualify as Constructive, the feedback has to improve you image, your skill, your knowledge of the photographic process, or post processing. Comments like nice shot, love the scenery, etc dont qualify.

So its a process that goes like this:

Resize image: Image>Image size> set pixels per inch to 72; then set the longest side to what the site allows; then during the save as process, you will adjust the quality slider to get the right file size, then save.

Next: OPen the new image. Check for sharpness at 100%. It will very likely need to be sharpened. You can use whatever method you prefer; here is a reliable method you can use:

Filter>sharpen>unsharp mask; set Radius = 0.8; set threshold = 3; now slide the Amount slider all the way to the right, which oversharpens the shot; then slide it slowly back to the left until it doesnt look soft, and doesnt look too sharp. You can view your image and turn Preview on and off to see how youre doing. When your happy, press OK, then SAVE. Now upload.

With the image sharpened it looks a lot better. Youve sharpened it exactly right here by the way.

Hope this helps, and enjoy the site. I think we will enjoy your shots too.



Thanks for all the comments. I'll take what you have said on board.

Thanks for your time.

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