View Full Version : Shoot a bee before it shoots you

01-15-2011, 07:09 AM
I'm sort of into insect nudes, and I hope others are too (uhm...in a photography-oriented way of course). Here's my bee of the day and also my own analysis of the picture. What do you think?

My own photo analysis of the bee. (http://www.photorookie.com/photo-analysis/76-photo-analysis-)


01-15-2011, 08:11 AM
Welcome to the forum. This shot is a heck of a start here. Love the wonderful detail in Mr. Bee here. :thumbup:

01-15-2011, 08:39 AM
yes it's a beautiful shot. I love the colours. the white and yellow flower make the perfect backdrop. it's too bad that the right wing was clipped a bit but that's a minor nit. :)

Gaetan Cormier
01-15-2011, 01:22 PM
Lovely shot here!
I'm not much into macro/proxi photography but I sure enjoy this one!

Job well done!

Mad Aussie
01-15-2011, 03:36 PM
Great clarity and the DOF helps to give a sense of height for the bee above the flower.

Wicked Dark
01-15-2011, 04:24 PM
a terrific shot, crisp with good lighting, but it's not a bee. It's a hover fly. :)

01-15-2011, 04:49 PM
Thanks for the feedback. But hear this, it's not actually a bee, it's a fly, specifically a Syrphidae Syrphus Ribesii. What a man can learn on a saturday evening,hehe. I'm just glad I'm not a biologist at this point.

Bambi; Agree that the clipped wing could/should have ben avoided.

01-20-2011, 04:58 PM
Extremely strong image - welcome to the forum!