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Copyright: Simone Beijeman (S-moon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 382 W: 97 N: 457] (2844)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-26
Categories: Nature, Macro
Camera: Nikon Coolpix p90
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/119 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-07-04 10:02
Viewed: 2896
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An other photo from the photocourse I had a few weeks ago.
I practiced on getting the background blurry and the flower and insect sharp. I used the macro option but wasn't very close the the flower (see workshop for original). Actually a nice surprise when I saw it was sharp on the computer.

Thank you for watching!

Greetings Simone

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2010-07-04 10:47]

This here is like an illustration for a biology book, very sharp

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  • skobek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 0 N: 437] (2389)
  • [2010-07-04 10:56]

Welcome Simone,
great macro. Insect sharp, visible all the details. Background contrast and blurred. Composition thought. Very successful photography. Congratulation
Regards - Slawek

Hello Simone,

Cool post processing works to emphazize the busy of the insect. Darkening the background indeed was the right choice here. I might have off-centered vertically your subject as well.


Hi Simone...excellent shot...nice blur to the background with exceptional sharpness of the subject. The yellow flower brings out the bee nicely.


Boa tarde Simone.
Very good focus on the insect and flower as your intention and very nice blur in Bg. I like cery much the definition that you get, the wings and insect have an incredible texture-
Have a good Sunday.
Um abrašo

Excellent capture! The flower and the bee does not look real, good job. Beautiful colors, tfs.

Hi Simone,
Amazing glow, beautiful colors and details in a wonderful presentation. The left wing especially is fabulous!

Hi Simone,
A beautiful shot both look very nice your WS edition and the cropping one,the placement of the subject is well off centered while the details are good with nice sharpness,the contrast colors gives the bee a prominent look,lovely lighting on the bee which illuminated its wings very well showing good details.

Best Regards

Hoi Simone,

This is well placed capture from a hover fly enjoying its time on a bright yellow flower!

I love the contrast here which helps the subject separate out very well. The colors are amazing ad clarity is wonderful. You tend to over-sharpen the picture, it seems, otherwise, placement of the subject within a natural frame is highly appreciated. Well done!

Best greetings,

Hoi Simoon,
'K zie je voorbijflitsen dus dacht even bij Moontje kijken. Nou, deze mag er wezen! Prachtig gefocused op het bijtje perfect scherp met een mooie onscherpe achtergrond, f/3.2 is wel een heeeeel groot diafragma, maar je hebt prima scherpgesteld op het onderwerpo. Probeer de volgende keer de exif file te bewaren, dan kun je een nog beter advies krijgen. Ben het overigens wel eens met Robert m.b.t. de compositie, links zit net even te veel "niets". Niet te min zie dat je progressie maakt met fotografie, leuk om te zien. Succes met de volgende platen!

This is absolutely gorgeous Simone. Everything is in synchrony with this artistic nature shot. Amazing details on the bee, and everything is balanced - from the creamy green bokeh provided by the green sheaths to the impeccable metering. Good work. Regards.


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  • mikio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 127 W: 61 N: 385] (1327)
  • [2010-07-13 7:23]

Hi Simone,

Well composed, good focus and a beautiful photograph!
It harmonizes well on entire color balance, and the contrast between the front with clear image and the background with blurred ones draws out a good effect for the whole as well as this bee sitting yellow petals with sharpness.


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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2010-07-24 0:30]

Hij is erg mooi, Simoon!!! Een prachtige macro!! Ik krijg het zo niet voor elkaar! Het was de mooiste foto van de workshop!!!
De kleuren zijn prachtig en intens. De scherpte is zo goed! Moet je die glans op de vleugels zien...!
Mijn complimenten hoor!!


wow die is supermooi en griezelig scherp.

Hi,exeptionally clear and sharp.Fantastic contrast to the background.You did a fine PP job but I think that the original looked interesting too.It had an attractive background were the flower with the insect created the focal point.Friendly regards Otto.

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2010-10-09 4:11]

Hi S. ;)
Amazing macro photo...impressive details especialy the wings, TFS
Best wishes,
J ;)

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2011-07-04 1:04]

nice macro shot
good sharpness
well done

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