Peter Curcio  

Bee Flower by Peter Curcio

August 2022 - Bee Flower

About the Image(s)

This photo was captured early afternoon July 3rd at Fresh Pond State Park in Delaware. It was shot with a Nikon d7220 with a 105 mm macro lens at ISO 400, f/2.8. The image was post-processed in PhotoLab 5.


4 comments posted

Lee Ann Stamm   Lee Ann Stamm
Hello Peter: It's always fun to capture some kind of creature on a flower, however when I look at this image, it is not sharp. I ran it through Topaz Labs on the motion blur option. You must have caught some wind at the last moment. I have attached the Topaz results. I think this made a very acceptable image. You have to enlarge the image to correctly see the results.   Posted: 08/13/2022 09:23:57
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Bob Scott   Bob Scott
Interesting subject, but the lack of sharpness also caught my eye immediately. I don't see the shutter speed mentioned but I wonder if a faster speed would have helped. It's cropped too tight for my taste. the vertical white bar on the left is also distracting,.   Posted: 08/13/2022 11:04:07

Howard Frank   Howard Frank
Good eye to capture the little bee in this flower. I agree that a faster shutter speed, perhaps a higher ISO would help freeze the motion. I also would darken the flower just a bit. It is a little too bright to my eye.   Posted: 08/16/2022 09:39:03

Ham Hayes   Ham Hayes
Peter, I'm not familiar with the Topaz tool Lee Ann used, but it did bring much of the sharpness back. Given that, I felt the image was a little flat. I decreased the Topaz image exposure a half a stop, and bumped the contrast up a wee bit. With some background editing, I think this is a very good capture!   Posted: 08/17/2022 18:37:53
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