cropping C&C

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  1. benlonghair

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    Hi everybody. Was going through some photos i took recently and found this honey bee working a pink yarrow. I like this crop the best, but I'd be interested to see what others think. Click for EXIF data.

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    The crop looks good but the image seems to have lost some sharpness after you made it (the crop, that is).
     
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    IMO, it seems that you cropped out your focus point which seems to be to the left and down a little ways from the bee. Good capture though, I wouldn't want to get that close to a bee
     
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    Meh, bees aren't scary; they're docile compared to hornets or wasps...Damn I hate those things.

    I'd keep the proportions the same but maybe move the crop up and to the left a little, to get more of the image in focus and give the bee and its wings more room.
     
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    Meh, I burned the highlights on the wings a little. The glare is a too distracting in the original, imo.

    I wasn't even that close. All the way out the 70-300 has a min focus distance of 1.5m so I was probably 5-6' away. If he had stung me, I'd have felt bad, 'cause they die when they sting and I like honey.

    Wasps, yellow jackets and hornets, on the other hand, can die in a fire.

    Thanks for your comments!
     
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    A very large, magnificent, despicably hot fire. -.-

    And: Mmmm....honnneeeeyyy...
     

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