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A popular place for lunch

A popular place for lunch
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-28
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/19, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: New Zealand experience 2008/2009
Date Submitted: 2009-12-05 12:58
Viewed: 2658
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A popular place for lunch

Took this picture of these lunching bees in the botanical gardens of Christchurch in New Zealand. Took it from below to get the sky into view too. It's a reasonable crop of the original picture. Used fill flash. ISO setting was 400ASA.

PP work: Shot in RAW, adjusted brightness, contrast and vibrance and clarity. Converted to JPEG, adjusted levels and curves, increased the saturation a bit (+10%), cropped and sharpened with unsharpen mask (150%, 0.8 pixels and threshold of 5) Resized and add frame.

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  • tafal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 78] (1052)
  • [2009-12-05 13:13]

Yiasou Hans
excellent macro shot
beautiful colors
very good composition

So many bees on one place - it's beautiful, Hans, I like your shot - sure, macro, insects, flowers, these are the things I love.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-12-05 15:30]

Hi Hans,
Nice close up of the bees, great detail int he flower heads - they must be quite big flowers or small bees - great catch. TFS

Beautiful picture. I love your POV and the rim light you have captured is amazing! The colour/tones are natural and not overdone. The sharpness is commendable and the image is 3D like with incredible depth due to this perspective and approach. A-Class work!


Hello Hans - Great macro shot showing the busy bees. Good perspective and depth of field. Attractive colors.
Have a good day!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-12-06 1:59]

Very busy bees Hans. So good to see them all on the plant - they look like they are in raptures with the pollen...
Very good shot showing the sky in the BG, and your focus is excellent

Great capture and nice title.
Good composition.Well done.Best regards.

Bonjour Hans.
Une belle image macro parfaite avec beaucoup de vie données par ces abeilles.
Les couleurs et la netteté sont aussi parfaites.
Bonne journée.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-12-06 19:25]

Hi Hans

Good use of a shallow dof, & nice inclusion of the bees atop the blooms. Superb colour & effective tight framing. Tfs!

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-12-07 13:53]

Hello Hans.
Amazing shot and well presented from a low point of view.
Nice detalis and well managed focus here.
Wondeful background as well.
Stunning one!
Best Regards.
Janek Kloss

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