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Not Just for Butterflies

Photo shot on macro with light cropping

14 total reviews 
Comment from Stringbean


A gorgeous shot of the Bumble Bee getting nectar from the butterfly bush. Very well photographed with good light handing, sharp focus, and good details and clarity in your image. A good entry into the Insect Contest and best of wishes. Outstanding work and thanks for sharing!

 Comment Written 05-Mar-2019


reply by the author on 05-Mar-2019
    Thank you stringbean. Your work is so beautiful, just playing catch up.
reply by Stringbean on 06-Mar-2019
    You are more than welcome Christine!
    Mary Lynn
Comment from Envision


You captured sharp detail of the bee and your exposure is nice showing the natural colors with a great capture of the whites. The dof is lovely with attractive softness and colors in the background.

 Comment Written 08-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 08-Feb-2019
    I like this one myself so I am glad you did too. Another reviewer asked me if it was staged, I only stated I didn't think I was start enough. Gave me a chuckle.
Comment from seshadri_sreenivasan


This is a wonderful close-up shot o the bee gorging on the flower's nectar!. You have framed it well. Light and sharpness are very effective in creating a lovely capture. Thanks for sharing!Good luck!

 Comment Written 07-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 07-Feb-2019
    Thanks a million Seshadri, and thanks for viewing
reply by the author on 07-Feb-2019
    Thanks a million Seshadri, and thanks for viewing
Comment from Renate-Bertodi


this is a very interesting photograph, in that it shows us why in the past, beasties however wee, were called beasties!! there are the delicate blossoms, the suculent green stems, and t his dark, rough looking object which seems to do nothing but eat. Nothing graceful about it, but its den gives honey, sweet things are slightly wicked. I am putting myself into the mindset of a purist in the past but yes, it is clear! Photo could have been slightly more to the right. but the delicate white petals compared to the wee beatie speaks for itself on many levels.

 Comment Written 07-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 07-Feb-2019
    Hi Renate-Bertodi, I appreciate the ever unique perspective you provide. As I look I believe you are correct, just a little more off center. Thank you for the feedback without it I can never be better.
reply by the author on 07-Feb-2019
    Hi Renate-Bertodi, I appreciate the ever unique perspective you provide. As I look I believe you are correct, just a little more off center. Thank you for the feedback without it I can never be better.
reply by Renate-Bertodi on 08-Feb-2019
    the idea is splendid ..
Comment from Renate-Bertodi


this is a very interesting photograph, in that it shows us why in the past, beasties however wee, were called beasties!! there are the delicate blossoms, the suculent green stems, and t his dark, rough looking object which seems to do nothing but eat. Nothing graceful about it, but its den gives honey, sweet things are slightly wicked. I am putting myself into the mindset of a purist in the past but yes, it is clear! Photo could have been slightly more to the right. but the delicate white petals compared to the wee beatie speaks for itself on many levels.

 Comment Written 07-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 07-Feb-2019
    I think you sent this twice by accident!!
reply by the author on 07-Feb-2019
    I think you sent this twice by accident!!
reply by Renate-Bertodi on 08-Feb-2019
    sorry, I thought I had corrected it, typos last line - wee beastie. Taking this one step further, we plunder the bee's home, yes we can grow sugar cane and have sweet stuff to our hearts content
reply by the author on 08-Feb-2019
    I always enjoying reading your perspectives.
Comment from blujdrawings


Great colour and wonderful detail. Contrast and saturation is spot on and angle is great here. I love the unique look of the bee here different to what they look like in Australia , thanks for sharing on fan art review

 Comment Written 07-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 07-Feb-2019
    I didn't realize your bees were so different. These are slow moving and buzz lazily but they accomplish a lot. Thanks so much for the wonderful review.
reply by the author on 07-Feb-2019
    I didn't realize your bees were so different. These are slow moving and buzz lazily but they accomplish a lot. Thanks so much for the wonderful review.
Comment from Artistic Chick


4th bee today. I look closely at this bee, and first thing I see are the wings. They seem to be in odd placement. Then I wonder if I'm looking at his head or rear. I think his head is under the wings? But I see the antennae at would make his rear. So I guess he is facing the plant stem and that's his rear under the wings, that are pulled together and flown flat. Then I look at the plant. It doesn't look real. I use a lot of these in silk in other hobbies . Then I see the background, looking for sign of other plants, etc. It appears to be a peach colored wall. Did the bee get in the house and decide to pollinate the silk flowers. Sticky silk. Regardless, it's focus is well done, lighting good.

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 Comment Written 07-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 07-Feb-2019
    Nope, he is outside on a butterfly bush! The peach color in the background is mulch that is out of focus. I wish I was good enough to stage this some how or photoshop it. Alas and alack I am not.
reply by the author on 07-Feb-2019
    Nope, he is outside on a butterfly bush! The peach color in the background is mulch that is out of focus. I wish I was good enough to stage this some how or photoshop it. Alas and alack I am not.
Comment from Jodi Kay


Excellent entry I to the contest! The flowers are absolutely gorgeous for your bee to be in! You did a fantastic job with the colors. Top-notch. Best of luck to you in the contest!

 Comment Written 06-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 06-Feb-2019
    Thanks for the positive review and hope to catch the luck for the contest entry.
Comment from GaliaG


love the photo title, really funny

good focus, light handling, presentation and composition

good initial impact and creativity

thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 06-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 06-Feb-2019
    One of the reviewers told me this is a female Bombus Inpatiens. Love it when I hear new information! Thank you so much for viewing my photographs. I usually do traditional art work.
Comment from gswan


The placement of the insect to the right of the frame makes it the main subject. The flowers around it places it in a setting but they are slightly out of focus so that they don't compete for attention. The background is totally out of focus so that the attention of the viewer is kept on the insect in its environment. Excellent work.

 Comment Written 05-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 05-Feb-2019
    Thank you Gswan. I love how your comments are succinct and help me to see what is good as well.