Mr. Dandruf  

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Uploaded: 07/25/06 9:59 PM GMT
Mr. Dandruf
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Remember when I posted a shot of a sleeping bee after the rains? Well, this one was making it's way to bed. Actually it was still moving around on that flower, but it would not fly away. In that state of mind you can actually hug them without fear. Of course my own kids did not believe that, but in the end both of them hugged this one on it's back and wings and it did not seem to mind at all! Anyway, time to go to work, so I cut the flower, brought it indoors and used an indirect fill in flash (just a newspaper in my hands) to make some nice really sharp images. This one has not been altered in any way, nor cropped. I shot this at ISO 100, f25, 0.3 seconds with fill in flash at full manual mode.


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07/25/06 10:15 PM GMT
I just added this one to my favorites! Amazingly sharp and great colors. What kind of equip do you use?
greetings, Wim
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07/25/06 10:42 PM GMT
Wow! This is an amazing shot! Beautiful color and clarity. I love all the info on a bee's life too.
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07/25/06 10:43 PM GMT
the flower is so gross.
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love sweet love
07/25/06 10:49 PM GMT
Good shot Paul. The bee came out great.
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07/25/06 11:59 PM GMT
Great shot and interesting story. How do you make them so tame?
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Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual. Edward Weston
07/26/06 1:36 AM GMT
first, are you sure he's alive? he definitely could use some head and shoulders shampoo. it's wonderful to be able to see the bee up so close! good work~ jen
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07/26/06 2:00 AM GMT
Nice capture Paul. But I sure do agree with Jen.
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07/26/06 6:17 AM GMT
Excellent shot. My daugther use to go around with a bumblebee on her shoulder.
The sharpness are amazing. Love it. In to mya fav and HD.
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07/26/06 5:03 PM GMT
Paul, I loved the story behind this and to know the lengths you went to for the capture. Also appreciated knowing what ISO, etc you used. Your efforts paid off - this is very interesting! - Patty
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It's all about perspective and perception.
07/26/06 9:43 PM GMT
Outstanding macro. Pro quality. I love it.
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07/26/06 11:11 PM GMT
Great closeup. You certainly went through a lot to get the little guy like you wanted him.
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Life's moments are sweet. I just want to capture all that I can of them.
07/27/06 8:26 AM GMT
Excellent shot! So clear, and great story to go with it.
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07/29/06 8:07 AM GMT
A fuzzzzzzzzzzy little beeeeeeee, looks all soft and wooly...what a lovely closeup sweets....looks like you and him became good buddies here....miss ya..hugs to ya..V
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I have had nothing much for a long time, and I still have some of it left.
08/12/06 11:33 PM GMT
thats a dirty bee! very nice shot of every hair. nice flower too!
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03/05/08 8:31 PM GMT
Good picture.

I am just wondering what the best camera is to use for these photos.

Right now, am considering between Nikon, Olympus, Canon, Kodak, or perhaps 1 or 2 others.

Which camera takes the best pics?

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09/04/23 6:40 PM GMT
Saw this on the Homepage... Nice close-up... Faved
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