Janet McLaughlin  

Bee by Janet McLaughlin

November 2023 - Bee

November 2023 - Janet McLaughlin


About the Image(s)

I took this picture as the weather was getting colder and the bees were moving slower. This one was just trying to stay warm and he cooperated for the photo shoot!
I used my Nikon 750,
24-120 mm lens
ISO 800
I took away the green area in the the upper left corner and then played with many settings including, brightness, shadows, saturation, structure and sharpening! I added a slightly distressed frame…that is why there are some white marks on the left…it’s part of the frame, as is the the thin black line.

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

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
I agree bees are much easier to get lovely and sharp, as this image is, when it is a bit colder!! Lovely and sharp where it is needed. You have got the colouring just right as well as the position of the bee.
Only thing I do not like is the white band down the right hand side of the image. Bit distracting?
  Posted: 11/02/2023 10:22:04

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
Very nice Janet. I like the post processing treatment. You did a wonderful job bringing light and contrast to the image.   Posted: 11/03/2023 10:30:29

Ralph Bridgland   Ralph Bridgland
Sharp photo. The colours are great. Impressive that you didn't use a macro lens. Personally, I would not use the border. I think it takes away from the image and distracts the viewer. Well done!   Posted: 11/03/2023 15:06:29

Rose Norman   Rose Norman
Very sharp where it needs to be sharp - especially the bee. I agree with Ralph that the border takes away from the image. Very nice image.   Posted: 11/04/2023 19:30:13

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Janet, a beautiful shot, and I like your post processing. You brought out the bee. Colors look very good. I would take a brush and decrease the clarity and maybe the sharpness of the flower to the right of the bee as it competes with the bee.   Posted: 11/05/2023 19:12:43