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Posted By: RBellavance, 08-21-2007, 06:01 PM

Here are a few visitors who stopped by my garden over the last few weeks...

1. Honeybee on echinacea #1

Pentax K10D + Pentax DA50-200 F4-5.6
200mm, f/5.6, 1/200s, ISO100

2. Wasp on snowberry

Pentax K10D + Pentax DA50-200 F4-5.6
200mm, f/8.0, 1/800s, ISO400

3. Honeybee on echinacea #2

Pentax K10D + Sigma 17-70 F2.8-4.5
70mm, f/8.0, 1/1000s, ISO400

4. Bumblebee on echinacea

Pentax K10D + Sigma 17-70 F2.8-4.5
48mm, f/8.0, 1/180s, ISO100

#1 à #3 have been cropped to various degrees. #4 is as framed on the camera.
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08-21-2007, 06:19 PM   #2
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Excellent shots all of them. Who ever said that the Da 50-200 wasn't a great lens in the right hands? My only C&C would be the last shot needs some cropping with the shadow on the lower right flower petals. otherwise wonderful work!

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08-21-2007, 07:11 PM   #3
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Beautiful. I LOVE the POV of the 1st one with just flower, bee, and sky... no green to be seen
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Nice shots! Got to agree with no. 1... top notch with that blue sky in the background.

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Thanks for the comments, guys. However, the "blue sky" in the first one is actually... an inground swimming pool :-) I really like the colors, though.
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number one is definitely the best, all are super shots though. The shadow in the last shot is a bit distracting but you'd need a large crop to keep the balance in the shot.

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