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Lady Carol
09-02-2007, 10:59 PM
Captured yesterday at Longwood Gardens. And sorry I copyrighted it.

09-02-2007, 11:10 PM
Wow! this is super.

09-03-2007, 12:10 AM
You were fortunate to capture that action. Can you share camera info? Judging by the distinct focus in only a small area near the bee, you must have been very near with close-up lens.


09-03-2007, 12:30 AM
Very nice picture, was it a DSLR with small depth of field?

09-03-2007, 05:44 AM
Wow, great capture. Love the depth of field and great lighting. My only nitpick is that there is one flower bud that is whiter than the others and it keeps drawing my eye away from the bee.

Lady Carol
09-03-2007, 08:06 AM
Celeste: thanks. :D I am glad that I impressed.

Jeanette: Indeed, it was a lucky shot but then I had been after insects. You never know what you are going to get until you come to process the RAW files. I have a Canon 20D. I was using a macro lens, f8.0, 200 ISO.

Sam: thank you for commenting.

Sue: I see what you mean. Easily remedied these days :D Thanks also for commenting.

09-03-2007, 11:02 AM
That is a great photo :thumbsup:

09-03-2007, 02:45 PM
Carol, this shot was a jawdropper for me when i first saw it! i was browsing while chatting with a few friends from WC last night when i ran across your thread. i immediately sent them a link to your post. they were equally impressed!

Laura D
09-03-2007, 04:48 PM
You are right to copyright this! It is fantastic!

I love macro lenses. My new digital doesn't need the lens, it's supermacro will focus from 0-1.6"... well, unless I want to combine zoom and macro I'd need a better lens... but could probably get away with a filter... shut up Laura!

Great photo, hope to see more soon.

09-03-2007, 04:52 PM
NICE ONE, Carol!! Awesome shot... and entomologist approved! :thumbsup: :D

Margaret 59
09-03-2007, 07:26 PM
Celeste took the words out of my mouth when I saw this. :thumbsup: :clap:

09-03-2007, 07:44 PM
Yikes! A grand photo but too close for me........

09-04-2007, 09:53 PM
Amazing photo!

09-05-2007, 03:19 PM
Oh I really like the composition, and the way the little hairs are highlighted. :)

09-06-2007, 02:11 AM
Amazing capture! Wow I love that!

09-06-2007, 07:31 AM
I haven't visited Longwood Gardens in quite a while -- actually, since my honeymoon, and that was <amount deleted at wife's request> years ago. Your picture made me want to take the trip again. I remember it as a wonderfully diverse garden. Their collection of tropical plants, especially Nepenthes (hanging pitcher plants) that I've always been fascinated with, was great to see.

Thanks for sharing this pic!


Lady Carol
09-06-2007, 10:00 PM
Marianne: thank you :D

Billy: I go into chat occasionally now. I am glad that they were equally impressed as were you. Actually been I have been missing my friends in chat the past couple of weeks.

Laura: :lol: should I say...shut up Laura too? No I think not. THANK YOU, Laura :D

Ang: hehe!!! I can sleep tonight with the entomologist approval under my belt ;)

Margaret: :wave :D Thanks

Gayle: thank you too :wave:

Polygon: Thanks for the comments

Deb: Thank you also

pancho: hia and thank you

Dale: I enjoy Longwood. It has a lot to offer any time of the year. We have a season pass, so it is always nice to go every few weeks to see what has changed. Thank you for the lovely compliment.

Laura D
09-06-2007, 11:11 PM
:lol: Feel free! I don't mind. :D