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Saturday Bee

Saturday Bee
Photo Information
Copyright: Ruslan Lusi (Lano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 184] (1205)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-22
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Nikon D60, 55-200mm f/4-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom N
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-23 5:45
Viewed: 2618
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi All,

This capture taken yesterday at Kionsom Waterfall near Inanam about 10KM from Kota Kinabalu.

Set my D60 at manual mode, instead of chasing the bee I target one flower with less distracting BG, set the metering, and wait the bee to land on the flower.

Since I don’t know the real ID for this bee I call it Saturday Bee :)

The blue o/f BG actually is a “rubbish collection point wall” and the green is o/f leaf .

( PP – RAW – reduce noise –tiff – crop - resize – reduce noise again - JPEG – Sharpen for TL Posting )

iso400 ,f5.6 and 1/400

Thank you for your kind visit and your critique / comment / workshop / technique is highly welcome and appreciated.

Happy Weekend



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hi Lano
grt macro shot fantastic details on the bee and the flower gongrats on this
regards bryan

This is a very good macro Ruslan. Nice clean background providing a superb medium for the sharp bee to shine and be the main focus. Well done and my compliments...Danilo

Hi Ruslan,
it's fantastic, this bee is marvelous with its big eyes. Also a pretty BG here.
I love insects and your shot is very good quality, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

as sharp as his proboscis. fantastic capture Ruslan. just on the right timing!


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Hi Ruslan,
A superb macro ! Real good details and colors. The sting is amazing and looks very dangerous. ;-)
I really like the colors of the animal and the flower. The background is great too. TFS.

Hi Ruslan, very good capture and nice colour.

thanks for sharing


Hello Ruslan,the 'Saturday bee' is so sharp in every sense of the word!That proboscis looks quite lethal!
Its' wings are just a blur they are beating so fast.
Beautiful colours.
Well done.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2008-11-23 8:37]

Bonjour Ruslan,
Quelle précision, j'apprecie cette netteté sur l'insecte, le DOF est tout a fait remarquable avec ce mariage de nuances.
Bonne journée


Hi Ruslan,
Wow, this is a great action-macro. You captured his flying bee at the right moment, good timing. The subject is perfectly sharp, while the background is nicely soft. Beautiful colours, well done! TFS.
Best regards,

Hello Ruslan!
Incredible sharp picture, great colours and light, perfect detail!
Nice perspective!
Best regards!

Ini tidak boleh tau! :)
I just left you for a few minutes and see what I have lost.
Good work Ujang. Good selection of exposure setting and background. And observant as well. Who would have thought that small shrub has a subject with your name on it. Your work here is a good example of subject placement. You had used the background object ( rubbish collection point's wall) to decide where to wait and place your main subject.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-11-23 23:33]

Assalamualaikum Ruslan,
an excellent shot of this superb creature. Very sharp and clear, in its full action.
Well balanced and beautifully composed. The tonguw is so weird and unique.
A very satisfactorily done.


wah punyalah terang.. kuman2 pun buli nampak ne kalo ditengok betul2.. cantik lagi ne.. perfect shot sa bilang.. tu tajam2 di mulut bah punyalah.. mcm panjangnya nampak tetau kici..

perfect macro, Ruslan.. yg ne you nailed it.. betul2 sharp and lawa.. good job.. tfs..

regards, terry

Hai Lan,

Wah cun merecun suda ko nie, worth waiting for the saturday bee to give you an excellent posed. SHARPNESS memang canggih, tapi 1/400 masih belum cukup kasi freeze tu sayap punya movment. Framing memang baik punya, BG blurred was excellent to highlight the saturday bee. Job well done.



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  • Ramdan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
  • [2008-11-24 20:39]

Bulih sia tulis sikit saja ka bos. Jan susa'... dua poin juga maa...

Silaka! Sia barabis tetungging-tungging pun tidak dapat ini punya kualiti. Biar urang lain puji la, sia tatap sama Silaka! sia. Buruk! Tidak blur, tidak gegar, tidak dull... mana bulih post.

Chis! Sia juga yang kempunan...

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  • arti Gold Star Critiquer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 1] (3688)
  • [2008-11-25 11:16]

Amazing picture!
A real great macro.
All is good, i love it!
Congratulation Ruslan!

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  • wieyos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
  • [2008-11-30 20:18]

ini yang aku malas ni!
ini foto atau lukisan....aku mau komplen ni. mana aci lukisan masuk sini.....:)
selalu aku telupa mau tingu ini gambal padahal ari-ari Ramdan ada sebut.
inda guna juga aku bedengki, jadi, kira tahniahlah dapat gambar sesempurna ini.


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