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Summer natural glow

Summer natural glow
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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: 2012-08-11
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Macro, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-09-04 0:40
Viewed: 1602
Points: 23
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

The Cosmos flower was not only a fascinating flower but it becomes even more lively when having a curious visitor on it :)

I spotted this bumblebee having a good time on its heart when seen against the sunlight kissing the lovely semi-transparent tender petals of this Cosmos flower. I like the fragile textures of the petals which was well displayed while powered by backlight.

I hope you enjoy the mood in this floral scene.

Best regards,



ISO=400, Focal length=105 mm, cropped and resized for TL.

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To RSK: Many thanksparasbhalla 2 09-04 10:57
To fransx: never mind :)parasbhalla 1 09-04 05:07
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  • Great 
  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-09-04 0:50]

Hi Paras.

I love the cosmos too, they stand out in the sunlight so well, its inviting visitors like this. The back lighting is superb, an apt way to control any OE. Colourful backdrop aids the enjoyment, top drawer, tfs

stv ;o))

Hi Paras,
Great close up capture with impressive colour contrast,very detailed the flower and bee, well seen MF.

Olá Paras, bom dia,
A special mention to the other visitor, a humble bee too ;O).
Great capture this visual poem to summer light when backdropping.
That's a superb job.

Hi Paras,
I admire this Nature shot but personally I would have chosen focusing on the bee as its enormous size in the picture. Glorious back lighting and a splendid bokeh BG. There's great beauty in flower but the bee is annoying me. Excuse my personal thinking of this presentation.

Francis Xavier

Flowers and greedy insects.
Food and pollen
Survival of plant species and animal feed chain secured.
The context in beautiful colors and shapes

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-09-04 8:28]


merveilleuse fleur toute fière et bien présentée toute fine et douce quelle couleur ave ce bourdon qui se délecte à l'intérieur quel captage et iamge grandisoe compo.

Bravo et amitié


Wow! Awesome timing and capture not only one but two guests! Great use of backlighting and dof with nice details. Love the colors. Well done, tfs.

Hi Paras,obviously it was your intention to capture the bee more as a silhouette against the bright backlight of the petals,rather than metering to have it's details clearer,this was how the light showed it to your eye,but I find its dark mass without detail, a little intrusive to the eye.I thought if its yellow stripes were a litlle more visible they would blend well with the yellow heart of the flower,just my personal taste,not a negative critique,as your image is as you wanted to capture it & you captured the light very well.I did a WS to show comparison,hope you don't mind.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-09-04 15:11]

Hi Paras,

Lovely littlefly and bumblebee on this Cosmos flower that is partialy backlit...The focus is sharp, bokeh is excellent and the DOF good. Well done & TFS

Hi Paras,
A nice presentation of this bee and 'Cosmos beauty' well caughting in this macro picture,
good contrast and light with a sharp details,
I like the naturel colors of the Cosmos flower,

Ciao Paras, lovely composition with beautiful flower and busy guest, splenddi light, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10632)
  • [2012-09-08 9:51]

It is like a task, the charming pink and the dark brown BUG, here I get help of PSE to bring both in formal colours, it is well composed and shot, TFS.

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