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Artistic side of summer

Artistic side of summer
Photo Information
Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-07
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Macro, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-03 6:31
Viewed: 1247
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear Trekkers,

A simple summer shot where one can feel the beauty and charm of this season when insects enjoy perching on colorful flowers for their living. This is a shot I took from a hover fly having a good time on a flower yet to bloom.

I gave the hover fly a stronger place in the shot and how the pointed bud balances the fly nicely against a lovely bokeh. For me, the scene had more artistic appeal than a photographic one. It was late noon time and this flower was growing under the shadow of a tree.

Hope you enjoy the mood in this scene.

Enjoy your weekend!

Summer greetings,



Technical details:

Hand-held shot with ISO=450, Focal length=105 mm, no changes except cropped and resized for TL.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-08-03 6:41]

Hi Paras,
What a sharp close-up of this bee sitting at the tip of this yellow flower. A completely blurred BG to isolate the subject. Perfect sharpness and accurate light. Very fine work.

Francis Xavier

Hi paras,
Fantastic colors of this bee with splendid light and impeccable sharpness. I like the narrow DOF and POV you opted for!
Beautiful touch of blue in the bokeh BG.
Well done for this neat presentation.
Best Regards,

Great shot Paras my neighbor in the gallery today , well love the bokeh style BG , a bit splashy in tones but just right to have the eye of the viewer on the fly which appears in a plane by itself due and thanks to the amazing shallow depth of field , i think a slight increase in contrast on the insect shall bring a little more punch to it imo , nonetheless it's one heck of a stunning capture dear,
Have a nice weekend,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-08-03 8:24]


fantastique macro et iamge superbe sur les sommet de la plante quelle présentation avec ce léger dessin cette finesse de l'insecte sueprbe.

Bravo et amitié


Wow! Awesome macro of this insect! Good use of the dof with good details. Wonderful colors with good saturation. Very well done, tfs.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-08-03 12:31]

Hi Paras.

Once more we are amazed at what detail can be achieved from macro shot these days, this is top drawer. Truly stunning colour and textures, love it. tfs

stv ;o))

Hi Paras
incredible clarity of hover fly. splendid capture. good timing for lovely scene and ideal composition. beautiful bokeh BG.

Hello Paras, I cannot believe just how sharp this shot is!Every little detail is so clear.
I like the bud coming in from the corner with the insect slightly off centre.The bokeh is wonderful.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Paras, a gorgeous capture of this colorful insect - perfect light and sharpness to check out the details of it. - The BG adds to the appeal lof the presentation.
Ein schoenes Wochenende - herzliche Gruesse Monika

Hi Paras
What a wonderful capture and macro
Perfect details and colors
Thanks for sharing

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-08-10 2:01]

Dear Paras,

I feel pity on this tiny bees when I see them all smashed on the winshield of my car. I was just wondering how much wold die in each journey on my car - multiplied by number of cars passed in a day - makes millions. But good news is that, their production rate is also very high.

A beautiful snapshot in excellent details and bright light. Well done my friend. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

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