Walter Swett  

Bee on a Wild Rose by Walter Swett

August 2019 - Bee on a Wild Rose

August 2019 - Walter Swett


About the Image(s)

I captured this image with my Nikon D750 and Tamron 90mm lens, ISO 100, 1/200 at f9.

I cropped the image and made adjustments in Lightroom.

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5 comments posted

Pauline Jaffe   Pauline Jaffe
The main subject, the Wild Rose is in tack sharp focus and appropriate for the situation. The center of the rose looks quite lovely. The DOF works well for this shot. The lighting is good. The colors are nice. The bee provided a visually-interesting element to the rose.

If I look long enough it seems that the body of the bee is a bit soft.   Posted: 08/12/2019 15:08:59
Walter Swett   Walter Swett
Thanks for the feedback.   Posted: 08/12/2019 18:45:13

Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
a 90mm, gosh, you'e brave to get that close, or flora was the original intent, bee just icing on the cake?

hand held or tripod?

if bee is your intend, then I'd suggest using shutter least 1/500s and up, they are active, move around a lot.   Posted: 08/14/2019 07:46:16
Walter Swett   Walter Swett
Thanks for the feedback Charlie. I should have increased the ISO so I could have gotten a faster shutter speed. It was handheld. Seems like I chased that bee around several different flowers before I got him.   Posted: 08/14/2019 10:04:25
Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
good luck, they are nimble, I'd also suggest use a zoom lens, so reflexible in reach, etc. till found a pattern of its movement.   Posted: 08/14/2019 10:42:13