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The Pollinator
2nd PlaceThe Pollinator
pnicholls


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: In the Garden (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Backyard garden, Macon, GA
Date: Jul 26, 2003
Aperture: 9.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/90
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2003

Shot with spot metering at -.3EV, 1/16 fill flash to offset shadows. Used +4 diopter in macro mode.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 350
Avg (all users): 7.0407
Avg (commenters): 8.4138
Avg (participants): 6.9262
Avg (non-participants): 7.2165
Views since voting: 4009
Votes: 246
Comments: 38
Favorites: 10 (view)


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08/07/2003 06:37:13 PM
Wow! I love this shot. The colors are so vivid...Contrats!!!
08/06/2003 07:17:51 PM
My thanks to all for your votes and kind words. I really feel honored to share the front page with the other winners. For BabyHeads, this was real and not staged, and the subjects co-operated quite well. They minded their business and I tried not to interfere. I picked this one out of about 40 shots. It helped to have a sunflower as tall as myself so I could stand up and set up the tripod and wait for the right moments. At one point there were 4 bees on the same flower head!
08/06/2003 10:08:06 AM
What did I tell you? Congratulations!
08/06/2003 03:45:14 AM
I gave this a 10, but never left a comment. I think this is a winner. You've captured a lovely moment beautifully, even flawlessly. A well deserved placing.
08/06/2003 12:44:41 AM
beautiful photo...congratulations!
08/06/2003 12:10:15 AM
Incredible macro. Congrats!!
08/06/2003 12:05:05 AM
I love it...Congrats!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2003 11:32:37 PM
Outstanding image. Sharp, warm, deatiled. Among my 3 top ones. 10
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08/05/2003 07:17:45 PM
Great DOF and superb colours. 9
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08/05/2003 07:17:13 PM
Great macro work! Great colors!
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08/05/2003 11:08:59 AM
Great detail in the bee and flower! Great shot!
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08/05/2003 10:28:10 AM
The bee and the flower are both in focus and you got amazingly close.
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08/05/2003 10:05:03 AM
Simple yet beautiful.
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08/04/2003 09:25:52 PM
Lovely details and great color. This is an 8 IMO.
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08/04/2003 06:30:47 PM
Good detail
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08/04/2003 10:21:22 AM
This is as good as it gets IMO. Superb detail, excellent color rendition and no over post processing. 10
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08/04/2003 06:30:29 AM
great colors, lots of details, very good shot!
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08/03/2003 06:13:57 PM
Good colours, good sharpness - good shot.
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08/03/2003 01:54:44 PM
Best bee photo I\'ve seen submitted. Perfect DOF, very difficult ot achieve with such a high magnification. Great job.
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08/02/2003 11:04:31 AM
Great color, composition and framing. The all yellow background serves to highlight the subject. A technically perfect effort in one of the most competitive challenges ever.
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08/02/2003 10:43:24 AM
really spectacular. one of the best insect pictures in this challenge
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08/02/2003 09:25:51 AM
amazing vivid colours and excellent detail, 10
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08/01/2003 02:41:22 PM
Nice.. love the colors - 8
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08/01/2003 07:34:55 AM
This is an amazing shot of a flower! Oh wait a minute there's a bee on it! :o) And I thought this was a non-flower challenge. 10 for the shot minus 5 for the flower = 5 I truly fee that both the flower and the bee are the main subjects here.
08/01/2003 02:41:02 AM
Magnificent!!!! Excellent detail..... One of my favorites
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07/31/2003 07:20:28 PM
Beautiful shot. I really like the color of the yellow in the flower. Staged or real?
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07/31/2003 02:28:00 PM
not original, but certainly a high quality image
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07/31/2003 08:07:12 AM
Wonderful color saturation plus an awesome macro - 10.
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07/31/2003 07:54:43 AM
The title fits very well, nice saturation, very effective dof. Good composition. Great textures. 9
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07/31/2003 05:38:05 AM
Sweet shot. very nice macro.
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07/30/2003 08:07:38 PM
amazing closeup. great focus.
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07/30/2003 03:56:39 PM
Great Capture! Very good detail.
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07/30/2003 02:26:11 PM
well- shot-- in top 3 for bee macros
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07/30/2003 01:17:59 PM
Of course the flower is not the main part of the pic is it? :-)
07/30/2003 01:16:32 PM
BEAUTIFUL PICTURE. An excellent macro and a perfect exposure.
I just can say: CONGRATULATIONS !
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07/30/2003 12:46:42 PM
Beautiful and vibrant colour, great composition, it's like he's on a stage with a soft rug beneath his feet and a yellow curtain behind him. I like the diagonal of his body - aids composition.
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07/30/2003 12:23:09 PM
I am trying not to let the fact that many people took pictures of insects affect my voting, however originality is huge for me in this challenge. Great picture! However, in this challenge I am going to give it a 4
07/30/2003 05:48:59 AM
Wonderful macro. You make it seem like the bee has such an easy life.
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