Shirley Ward, FPSA, EPSA  

Bee on Rock Phecelia by Shirley Ward, FPSA, EPSA

November 2023 - Bee on Rock Phecelia

About the Image(s)

This wildflower is very common growing alongside the roads and on the hillsides of the Sierra Mts.

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4 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
This is a well-composed image of a bee on a flower, and it has a pleasing color theme of browns, greens and whites. My only suggestion would be to lighten the center where the flower is in shadow and, perhaps, the lower left corner (both the stem and the dark brown areas).   Posted: 11/10/2023 15:10:57

Ingrid Lockhart   Ingrid Lockhart
Hi Shirley. Wow, I want to reach out and touch that bee, the texture is so realistic. I like the way the flowers fill the frame and the diagonal stem is a great leading line. The bee is well placed to give it the attention it deserves. I understand the suggestions that David made, but I think the image is effective as it is. The background is unfocused enough not to compete with the flower, but still gives it a sense of place. The border finishes it off nicely. Ingrid   Posted: 11/21/2023 00:24:18

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
I might agree with making the stem lighter. I like the lighting on the flowers as is. Maybe it's my eyes but to me the bee seems a little soft. Very nice capture though.   Posted: 11/21/2023 16:28:40

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
The bee is a bit soft, but it is what it is.   Posted: 11/22/2023 11:39:07