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Bee & Blossom

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 28 February 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This is one of my earliest macro shots after I entered the world of digital in 2005.


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Canon PowerShot S2 IS 1/640 second F/4.0 72 mm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

great job on this early one!!! nothing like oldies but goodies!!

28 Feb 2009 5:13am

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Awesome shot. Such a sharp image and the colors are just great.

28 Feb 2009 5:55am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

formidable photo , couleurs , piqué, et quelle lumière !!!!!!!!!!!! une belle réussite !

28 Feb 2009 5:59am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Oh, how stunning! So bright and vibrant!

28 Feb 2009 5:59am

Marie LC from France, France

Que c'est beau le printemps !

28 Feb 2009 6:48am

Didier from somewhere, France

Beautiful shot

28 Feb 2009 6:57am

Didier from somewhere, France

Very beautiful macro

28 Feb 2009 7:09am

rem_la from Villiers, France

une belle feerie de couleurs !

28 Feb 2009 7:28am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Exquisite shot. Great overall sharpness for a macro.

28 Feb 2009 7:50am

@Suzanne: Thanks, Suzanne. I think that P&S macros tend have more overall sharpness than DSLRs do (even with a macro lens).

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! beautiful macro, colours and sharpness are perfect ! I also began with a powershot S3IS ! terrific in macro ! I always use it sometimes, but I just commanded a nikkor 60mm macro ! have a beautiful week-end Jack !

28 Feb 2009 8:40am

k@ from Paris, France

How greatly flashy ! LIFE, it is said here*

28 Feb 2009 8:52am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

Des couleurs tendres pour un début de printemps , la richesse des dégradés de roses et cette petite abeille qui s'enivre de nectar, belle composition John, merci.

28 Feb 2009 8:52am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Great macro, full of sun!

28 Feb 2009 9:29am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

Wonderful macro! The composition, light! It's beautiful! I admire!

28 Feb 2009 9:29am

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

very beautiful and impressive close up...lovely colors!
bravo...

28 Feb 2009 9:43am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Love the blue background... excellent macro! Bravo!

28 Feb 2009 11:17am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

beautiful shot - so crisp and clear

28 Feb 2009 11:53am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Gorgeous clarity and light, Jack.

28 Feb 2009 11:56am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil sous bois, France

Un avant gout de printemps.

28 Feb 2009 12:12pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a beautiful macro shot wonderful details and love the blue in the background

28 Feb 2009 12:40pm

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Fantastic macro, Jack. I love the colors. The photo screams, "Spring!" :)

28 Feb 2009 12:42pm

MysLykeMeeh from Toronto, Canada

excellent close up..., attractive colour

28 Feb 2009 12:50pm

Pradeep from Chennai, India

Phenomenal shot...the colors are fantastic...superbly timed shot :)

28 Feb 2009 1:11pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Nice job, great details on the bee. I like the vignette also

28 Feb 2009 1:36pm

Chad from Atlanta, United States

Great shot. The colors jump!

28 Feb 2009 1:37pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

aaah the sights and sounds of spring. I figure by about May 8th I'll be able to see these beauties. Till then, dream, dream, dream.

28 Feb 2009 1:49pm

@Lee: This was taken in early May 2006/

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Definitively National Geographic material, triple wow from me!

28 Feb 2009 1:51pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Spring is the time of rebirth, blossom and color, and smell. A living time. The most beautiful. Thank you Jack for this picture.

28 Feb 2009 2:21pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Outstanding capture. Remarkable clarity. Perfect light, stunning colors. Well done.
The quote speaks truth as I received your encouraging comment on my blog. I had considered holding back on posting images for awhile. I may reconsider.

28 Feb 2009 2:45pm

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

Please do reconsider!!

28 Feb 2009 2:50pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Well then you had started doing better job early. This is really a great close up.

28 Feb 2009 2:53pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Simply SUPERB!!! That little camera is a GEM!

28 Feb 2009 3:18pm

@Judy: It is a gem! And then I thought I was a big shot and splurged on a DSLR!

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful photograph with incredible color and clarity! I like the timing on this with the bee just floating a bit above the flower - Great Work and thanks for your comments!

28 Feb 2009 3:19pm

Anthony Thomason from Phoenix, United States

Nice macro of actiity. Interesting choice to use the burn tool and frame the subject with a vignette.
-Peace

28 Feb 2009 3:28pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Crisp and clean ... DOF and colors are terrific ... ron

28 Feb 2009 3:39pm

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Excellent macro, Jack!! Excellent!!!

I've got some layered images coming up that I've been working on.... never fear, I always go back to what directs my heart ;-)

28 Feb 2009 4:06pm

@amy: Your layered work definitely grabs my heart!!

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

love the saturation. Great capture with this bee on the apple blossom. (people must have been thinking similar thoughts in posting flowers for today ... I have another flower posted for Monday or Tuesday I think so I was off the mark :) )

Talk about timing to get that bee busy working away. I have a series of shots of a bee from last year getting inside one of my clematis buds. I'll dig it out closer to spring. The light in this adds to a spring feel. Very cheerful!

28 Feb 2009 4:48pm

@Diane Schuller: Thanks, Diane.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Absolutely beautiful. Great work.

28 Feb 2009 5:06pm

Manel from Girona, Spain

The spring is arrived !! I'm waitinf fot it here in my country. Nice photo!!

28 Feb 2009 5:37pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

wouaaaaaa super cool, fantastik colours

28 Feb 2009 5:56pm

Ninni from Brazil

This wonderful photo is spring for me! Marvellous!

28 Feb 2009 7:12pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Phenomenal macro. Really love the spectacular color.

28 Feb 2009 8:11pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

wow.. this spectacular!!

28 Feb 2009 8:57pm

Rémi Côté from Saguenay, Canada

Crisp and colorful John!

Very beautiful!

28 Feb 2009 10:59pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Wow !!! Outstanding colors, superbe shot Jack, love it !!

28 Feb 2009 11:27pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

stunning 5 stars from me

1 Mar 2009 1:56am

Denise from Perry, United States

Fantastic colors!

1 Mar 2009 3:07am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

I love this, Jack. The bee makes the shot. I usually end up with spiders or flies.

1 Mar 2009 5:19am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

très belle photo des couleurs qui annonce les beaux jours

1 Mar 2009 8:33am

Donelia Pérez from Tenerife, Spain

Beautiful and colurful macro...

1 Mar 2009 12:55pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Perfect shot! Beautiful colors, I like the darker edges too...

1 Mar 2009 1:29pm

Martine from Brest, France

Magnifique abeille en plein butinage !

1 Mar 2009 4:42pm

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Gorgeous picture !

1 Mar 2009 7:48pm

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

a perfect capture, amazing sharpness

3 Mar 2009 11:30pm

marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu from Bedford.Quebec, Canada

Marvelous close-up..lovely details ,light and colors

7 Mar 2009 1:54am