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Lens: 35mm Camera: K20d Photo Location: My Garden ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F16 
Posted By: Bramela, 04-14-2010, 09:51 PM

Acouple taken on a beautiful Autumn morning in the my garden.




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Nice crisp shots with vivid colouring, well done.
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I like the first one more, it has a lot more detail of the bee and the flower, the second one just looks a little bit snapshotty and there's not really enough detail to see whats actually going on unless you go to full size. Were these taken with your 35mm macro?
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Actually they were, but perhaps I would have done a lot better had I used my Vivitar Ser 1 105 Macro. I just love that lens.

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Nice crisp shots with vivid colouring, well done.
Thanks for that, I was rather pleased with them myself, but could I could have done a bit better I think. One has to aim for improvement and in Macro I find that a real challenge.
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Great shots Bruce! I like the second one best,
and I think you did well to crop a square!

That flower: Geranium pratense? It's a garden
plant from European origin, isn't it? We have
it in the wild, albeit rarely...
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Both photos Bruce are just bee-utiful
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Great shots Bruce! I like the second one best,
and I think you did well to crop a square!

That flower: Geranium pratense? It's a garden
plant from European origin, isn't it? We have
it in the wild, albeit rarely...
Thanks Rense.for the comments. Additionally thanks for the botanical information, that is something I have learned today.

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Both photos Bruce are just bee-utiful
Thank you Jan. I work in a Botanical Gardens, and am a keen gardener myself, so it naturally follows that my photography includes a lot of flower shots.
I really do enjoy that form of photography.
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Very nice shot, the colors are really great and the focus is spot on. The lens you used looks like it can really produce some nice looking photos, I may have to start looking at these and maybe pick one up.

Thanks for sharing!
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Very nice shot, the colors are really great and the focus is spot on. The lens you used looks like it can really produce some nice looking photos, I may have to start looking at these and maybe pick one up.

Thanks for sharing!
Thanks!. I can assure you the DA35mm is a brilliant macro lens. Comes highly recommended.
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You nailed them Bruce. Nice and sharp. Excellent colours. I would have liked to see how close you would have gotten with the 105. The bee seems to be too busy to worry much about you.
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