View Full Version : REALLY Big Bumble Bee

Julie Kenward
07-02-2010, 07:29 PM
Holy cow, this guy was a monster! I don't know if he was tired, full or near death but at the end of the ten minutes of sucking up all he could from this sunflower he dropped like a rock to the ground below and laid there for quite awhile. It sure made it easy to catch a few images of him, though!

Canon 40D, EF 70-200mm f/4L
f5.6 @ 1/200th, ISO 200
Manual mode, pattern metering, handheld, natural light, fill flash
I evened out the lighter areas a bit with a touch of green so they wouldn't be quite so harsh. Cropped, curves adjustment, desaturated the yellows a bit.

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Kaushik Balakumar
07-03-2010, 03:10 AM
Interesting composition. Liked the muted colours in the BG. The OOF objects in the BG on the right side does not seem to bother me but the one in lower-left surely does. The head of the bee looks soft on my monitor.

Roman Kurywczak
07-03-2010, 08:48 AM
Hey Jules,
The BG stuff does detract for me but mostly because the flower and bee are on the UR ROT area...I'm wanting more left....or as usual:D....I want it tighter! The contrast in these is huge.....so tough lighting as usual for them.

Anita Bower
07-04-2010, 02:31 PM
Showing the entire sunflower (?) gives a good idea of the size of this bee. Wow. Wish the bee were sharper and there was less distraction in the BG.

Jonathan Ashton
07-05-2010, 05:48 AM
I would suggest a tighter image to exclude some of the empty space on the right and perhaps a little more sharpening of the bumblebee

Ken Childs
07-05-2010, 09:35 AM
I think the main reason for this shot is to show the size of this Godzilla bee and it succeeds there. The BG is definitely distracting. If it were mine, I probably would have cropped a lot tighter.