Mark Laussade  

Pollinator by Mark Laussade

January 2021 - Pollinator

January 2021 - Mark Laussade


About the Image(s)

Being stuck at home wasn't so bad due to my wife's green thumb. We had a number of flowers and insects to photograph. This bee surprised me as I was shooting morning glories.
kicked up the ISO so that wind wouldn't blur my images. The post processing required cropping, increasing saturation, dodging and burning, and sharpening.

Canon 5d Mark IV
Canon 100mm macro 1/320 @ f/16 ISO 1600

7 comments posted

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
You caught him just right Mark and the little bit of cropping is good. Well done.   Posted: 01/02/2021 12:19:59

David Price   David Price
You have caught the bee in a good position on the flower and have cropped it perfectly so it is on the thirds. For my taste I would prefer a little more texture in the flower   Posted: 01/03/2021 05:52:49
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Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
This is gorgeous, Mark! I love how you've "softened" the flower.   Posted: 01/03/2021 13:39:44

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
I agree with Barbara and David on catching the bee at the right time; nice cropping too. I'm torn between your's and David's post-processing; I can't say that prefer one over the other. They both have their good points but, IMO, I feel your bee is just a little over processed.   Posted: 01/04/2021 17:01:00

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
Richard, I agree that the bee is over processed. I got a little carried away With Topaz AI Clear. Thanks for pointing that out.   Posted: 01/04/2021 21:23:02

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Mark, you sure captured the bee in the flower. However, I have to agree with others that the center portion with the bee has been overdone with filters. I prefer the softening of he flower compared with a lot of texture.   Posted: 01/10/2021 12:12:52

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Mark, this image blows me away. I am not a fan of bees in real-life; however, they make wonderful photographic subjects, and your image is a perfect example of why. I agree with the input from David and Richard, but those suggestions are for further improving an outstanding photograph. Well done!

  Posted: 01/15/2021 18:28:50


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