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A dead dusty bee and others
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Posted By: enoeske, 05-10-2010, 06:45 AM

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Made my skin crawl... you captured some great detail with that bee. Perhaps a little too much. Or maybe I just don't like dead things...
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Made my skin crawl... you captured some great detail with that bee. Perhaps a little too much. Or maybe I just don't like dead things...
It is pretty detailed.

The shot above was edited on my laptop which has a terrible monitor for editing. Here's a second go at it on my main box. Its a little darker but I'm not sure which I like better. What do you think? Should I post em side by side?


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QuoteOriginally posted by enoeske Quote
The shot above was edited on my laptop which has a terrible monitor for editing. Here's a second go at it on my main box. Its a little darker but I'm not sure which I like better. What do you think? Should I post em side by side?
No need to repost side by side for me - I think the second looks better. Much more contrast, much more threatening-looking. Oh, and it's a wasp, not a bee! (Sorry, I'm an entomologist, it's nearly impossible for me not to correct this sort of thing...)

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Very good work you have done here, the second one is much better.
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No need to repost side by side for me - I think the second looks better. Much more contrast, much more threatening-looking. Oh, and it's a wasp, not a bee! (Sorry, I'm an entomologist, it's nearly impossible for me not to correct this sort of thing...)

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Thanks, the second has gotten more comments so far.
Ug, thats even worse. No idea how that got in here with all the windows closed. I have a bee-phobia but I wasn't too worried with this shot. Still, I didn't touch it.

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Very good work you have done here, the second one is much better.
Thanks. Thats 2 for the second one.
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No idea how that got in here with all the windows closed. I have a bee-phobia but I wasn't too worried with this shot. Still, I didn't touch it.
I suppose there's no arguing with a phobia, but wasps aren't any worse or better than bees. If they're indoors, they're usually fixated on getting back out. Easy to catch - they're generally on a window, so you can place a glass over them, slip a piece of cardboard under the rim of the glass, take them outdoors and toss. If it's dead, you're definitely okay to touch it!

Foraging bees or wasps are completely harmless - they're busy, and as long as you don't bother them, they won't bother you. The problems arise if there's a nest. These usually have a flight path, and if you stand in the flight path, eventually you'll be asked to move along. I learned this through painful experience! So if there's a nest on your property in some out-of-the-way spot where people don't hang around, and the bees/wasps aren't bothering you, it's probably safe to ignore it.

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