Hungry Bee

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  1. Overread

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    This little chap was so hungry that at first he was just laying on the plant still - I thought he was dead at first! However as he started to feed he perked up no end and soon was moving with much vigour round the plant for food before flying off.

    I am experimenting with ReDynamix in this shot (hence the notes in the corners) - any input to editing would be greatly appreciated
    Taken with Canon 400D, sigma 150mm macro, 1.4 teleconverter, speedlite 580M2 and softbox
    image removed - see below for reedited version
    F14, ISO 200, 1/160sec, manual mode, flash used, hand held


    Any comments/crits welcome - thank you
     
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    link to larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3299/3229344573_8b07f57d8a_o.jpg
    F14, ISO 200, 1/160sec, manual mode, flash used, hand held

    used a layer mask on the brightness and contrast layers which I used originaly on the whole shot to dampen down the yellows - this time with the mask in place I increased the dampening on the yellows only (and removed some dust spots :()
     
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    Cute, I'm now also seeing the equally hungry (tiny) fly on the right. Wonderful macro. I wish I could take photos of the kind!!

    I think the edit helped. If you had ever only shown us the first, brightly yellow version, I would have lived with that. Easily. But once I've now seen the edited version, I must say: yes. Your decision to dampen down the yellow looks just right.
     
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    Thanks for the compliments LaFoto - That little fly I did not notice till editing the shot he was so small - I was glad that I got the whole of it and not just a corner.
     
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    Incredible macro work - wow! How ugly they really are!

    Excellent job...
     
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    Thanks Tin!
    though how can you say the little dear is ugly (unless you are meaning the little fly that is)
     
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    hey, each to their own :p
     

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