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Morning to Remember

Morning to Remember
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Copyright: Ramdan Nain (Ramdan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-14
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Pentax K10D, smc Pentax-DA 4-5.6 50-200mm ED
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-10 17:59
Viewed: 2101
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Was browsing my hard-disks for a document and ‘accidentally’ found this in the 2008 folder (not even in a flagged collection - I guess I missed its presence)

Please allow me to share a humble opinion that says, photography doesn't really rely on gear. It’s the efforts that make it the most. Yes, better gears offer us advantage/s but it doesn't mean a lot without our dedicated efforts. I am screaming this to myself, yes ME myself as this Monday morning thought me how badly I am losing the soul of enthusiasm. Just now, I was offered a view of beautiful morning light with magnificent cloud formation icing the cake, but I ignored – I simply permitted the time restraint as a reason (albeit a full ‘good’ set of landscaping kit were with me)

Back to the photo - aid with some kits for props and lighting, it was shot using an old Pentax K10D with a Pentax kit-zoom, a humble petite 50-200mm with blots of fungi on its glasses. I remember the WHOLE early-morning was solely spent to get this fella the best i could (and thankfully I actually managed to nail a bunch of good ones)

For composition, this photo could have been improved if I give it a further effort (on field or in post-processing) to ‘simplify’ its compo - less foliage to give the main subject more prominence. Being a self-motivating (and something to remember of) photo, I leave it as it was.

WELL, maybe the chi has been snoozing too much for the weekends - I am missing the ‘TREKLENS’ spirit years ago… a spirit that has been dwindled when there are another priorities that begging more attention. 

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  • Great 
  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2011-04-10 18:15]

Simply outstanding! Fabulous timing on this -- I would swear the bee was actually looking at you!

superb use of a shallow dof to get this baby to POP

  • Great 
  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-04-10 23:26]

Hi Ramdan...
Nice shot with so great timing...

  • Great 
  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2011-04-11 16:09]

Hi Ramdan,
I like the shallow dof here and the frozen action of the bee in flight. The colors are vivid and beautiful. However, what I like most the hint of the blurred wings showing motion. Excellent work Randan.

  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-04-11 18:32]

Beautiful shot Ramdan. Incredible detail, great color and lighting. Looks like the heart of the flower is glowing. Nice dof. Well done. TFS, Lori

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