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Old Aug 26, 2013, 10:47 PM   #1
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Default The elusive bee

After many attempts to capture the iconic "bee in a flower", I may have succeeded.

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Old Aug 26, 2013, 10:52 PM   #2
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Hey, I like that composition. It looks like an inviting home flower garden and the warm yellow color fits the scene well. The wide angle lens worked well for that type of composition.
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.......me too, what Steven said
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Not bad! Sean. Good catch, Good composition.

Don't know if it's part of using the 11-22 wide angle lens but I'm curious. Could the lens have been opened up to try lose the background with a shallower DOF, or is that it?
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I follow in what Steven said, well done !
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Gidday Sean

Nice catch, mate. I haven't had a resounding lot of luck with bees, either. I reckon I have maybe half a dozen that are even acceptable.

As others have said, like the composition of form and colour. Well done.

I am also curious about the EXIF data?

Having just got an 11~22 yesterday, I will be interested to try my hand with it. Should fit nicely between my 7-14 and 14-54 ...
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Gidday Sean

Nice catch, mate. I haven't had a resounding lot of luck with bees, either. I reckon I have maybe half a dozen that are even acceptable.

As others have said, like the composition of form and colour. Well done.

I am also curious about the EXIF data?

Having just got an 11~22 yesterday, I will be interested to try my hand with it. Should fit nicely between my 7-14 and 14-54 ...
Wow John. With a 7-14, 11-22, and 14-54 you have a very nice collection of wide angle lens!!
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Yes thanks Steven, I have.

I consider myself very fortunate.

Tested the 11-22 this morning. Seems very good, apart from some pretty ordinary corner CA when the sun is nearly in the frame. Otherwise excellent.
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Could the lens have been opened up to try lose the background with a shallower DOF, or is that it?
Yes it could. In fact, I blurred the background a little in processing.

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I am also curious about the EXIF data?
I will try to remember to add that info tonight (don't know off hand).

Thanks for the comments!
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Thanks, Sean

Here is one of my very few successful ones. EXIF data should be embedded in the image. European honey bee and banksia flower spike.

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