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July 25, 2012
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Canon EOS 60D
Shutter Speed
1/1579 second
Focal Length
100 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 23, 2012, 5:46:19 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
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landing approach by Ben-Kelevra landing approach by Ben-Kelevra
data:100mm, 1/1600s, f3.2, ISO200
location:Bumblebee in Hamburg, Germany
camera:Canon EOS 60D
lens:Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8 USM macro

titel: Landing Approach
photographer: Ben Kelevra
taken: 2012/07/23
portfolio: [link]

:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: Ben Kelevra. You may not use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.
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This is the first critique I've ever done, so I hope I do this alright.

I really like the idea behind this photo, and its really well done as far as what its portraying. I feel like some of leaves around the flower kind of take the focus off the significance of the rest of the picture, especially when the stem is focused much better in that fact. As for the flower itself and the bee, i really love the contrasting colors between the two. I really like the contrast between the color and how its all in action for the bee to be traveling to the flower. I also love how the blossom and the bee are focused so nicely.
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Critique by KillerKiona Feb 1, 2013, 1:34:48 PM
This is truly is a classic shot!

The amount of detail you were able to capture without sacrificing the softness the shot naturally has is quite notable. The hairs on the flowers stem should suffice as evidence as they are clearly seen right beneath the bud of the flower. You were able to capture at a split second very natural pose of the bee right before it lands onto the flower.

If I do say so myself, the background isn't distracting and really makes the viewer focus on the subjects in the foreground. In other words, the background really does compliment the bee and flower.

Great job and keep being devious!
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maclellan999 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Bees are great good shot
Ben-Kelevra Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
Eremitik Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
A great macro photo.
The detail of this is amazing. The clarity of the clover and the bee against the blurred green background reminds me of the green screen work in movies.
You also captured a wonderful sense of depth here- with the out of focus leaves that are beneath the head of the clover.
Ben-Kelevra Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much for this little critique. :)
Eremitik Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
You are quite welcome.
Arkhetypon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Awww! I love bumblebee photos, and this is such a great one!
Ben-Kelevra Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you! :)
Vickyppv Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Is that It's tongue or something like that?.
Nice macro :D
Ben-Kelevra Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
It's proboscis, yeah. ;) Thank you! :thanks:
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