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Bee and Flower by Jay Joseph

September 2020 - Bee and Flower

September 2020 - Jay Joseph


About the Image(s)

This photograph is called “Bee and Flower” and was taken in my backyard this summer. I used the “macro” setting on my 70“300 telephoto lens. It was shot using the continuous shooting mode on the camera. After cropping, a few areas were lightened and sharpened in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Pentax K-1, ISO 400, f4.5, 1/4000 sec.

12 comments posted

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Everything that's important is sharp and I like the way the body of the insect in over a dark area between green leaves. I think the white of the flower needs to be brought out instead of being grey. I really appreciate the crop you used too.   Posted: 09/09/2020 14:55:27
Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Thanks Trey. I was keeping the flower darker so the viewer would not be distracted away from the subject by a bright area.   Posted: 09/11/2020 21:15:12

Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Jay - I like the crop, making the bee and flower the definitive subject. I think the sharpness is well achieved, where it's necessary. A great image!   Posted: 09/12/2020 05:34:27
Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Thanks Cyndy.   Posted: 09/13/2020 21:11:09

Heidi Egerman   Heidi Egerman
Nice macro Jay. I do agree with Trey about brightening the white area of the flower, creating more tonal difference behind the bee. I think the bee would still be what attracts your eye, maybe even more so. Very nice image.   Posted: 09/16/2020 18:38:41
Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Thanks for the feedback Heidi.   Posted: 09/20/2020 20:48:24

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
A great image Jay and bees can't be relied upon to model too long for us. All insects can be very difficult to capture sharply, you have done very well indeed. With the others commenting on the "whiteness" of the flower. you as the photographer are free to present your work anyway you see fit. Sure as eggs, if you were to brighten it up, someone somewhere would say it's too bright. The best and only judge of an image is the photographer. If you are happy with it, that's all that matters. Excellent shot.   Posted: 09/20/2020 02:02:45
Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Thanks Ian.   Posted: 09/20/2020 20:48:46

Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
What to say further? I like macroes and this one is fine as is the cropping.   Posted: 09/20/2020 06:50:59
Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Thank you Jorn.   Posted: 09/20/2020 20:49:09

Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
Maybe the bee is attacking Covib 19. I like the image, and its sharpness. I'll have to try and insect.   Posted: 09/20/2020 10:47:19
Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Thanks Sanford.   Posted: 09/20/2020 20:49:30


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