Nicole Asselborn  

Gathering Pollen by Nicole Asselborn

July 2021 - Gathering Pollen

July 2021 - Nicole Asselborn


About the Image(s)

in Spring beeflies gather pollen, taken with canon 80 D 100mmlens at ISO 160

I cropped and added contrast, increased the blacks and decreased white noise

This round’s discussion is now closed!
8 comments posted

Nicole Asselborn   Nicole Asselborn
after looking at all your photos ,I realized that I also had not cropped as tight as I could have ,gotten rid of the stem and focused on the bee and pollen more   Posted: 07/09/2021 17:47:04

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
A nice capture, but I feel it needs a lot more work. What you did fine, but it needs more work. If you want to keep the image as you have it, you should remove the brown area on the bottom right side. As it is now, as you look at the bee in the flower your eyes go to the brown area on the right side. I like the bee in the center of the flower. You can crop the image down to that area. I cropped the image down, just to the center of the flower, ran it through Topaz De-noise Ai and Topaz Sharen Ai. This what I came up with. Pollen all over the bee.   Posted: 07/10/2021 15:15:31
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Nicole Asselborn   Nicole Asselborn
thank you ...indeed it looks better   Posted: 07/11/2021 09:28:07
Nicole Asselborn   Nicole Asselborn
I would also slightly decenter the beefly ,leave leading lines on the left It would look better then smack in the center   Posted: 07/11/2021 11:01:17
Walter Swett   Walter Swett
I think you captured a great subject. I agree that a closer crop is needed to highlight the main subject. I like Nicole's thought of giving the bee a little more space, so below is what I came up with.   Posted: 07/11/2021 16:25:53
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Pauline Jaffe   Pauline Jaffe
This is a nice image and capture of a beefly gathering pollen. The tighter crop does the image better justice.
Additionally, with the tighter crop I can better see the loose pollen flying around which I find attractive. I love the colors and the image seems sharp.   Posted: 07/11/2021 20:23:49

Frank St-Pierre   Frank St-Pierre
Love the subject, and the color. I have no suggestions for improvement, but agree with the suggestion about a tighter crop.   Posted: 07/19/2021 17:41:28

Kerry McFarlane
Very sharp and interesting image. I really like the wider crop provided by Walter. Great job in creating a beautiful image
  Posted: 07/23/2021 20:51:09