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Spring Will find a Way II

Posted by
Monterey John (Hollister, CA, United States) on 5 March 2007 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I messed up here and somehow knocked the original post off so the first few comments apply to a picture that is no longer here. Sorry for the confusion.

Normally I leave my commentary on my blogger site, but for this one I'll add it here:

This was an interesting one. First, I shot it in RAW which raises all sorts of interesting color management issues. It took just short of forever to get that right in post-processing using both PS and Lightroom. Secondly, I don't have a macro for this camera, so I shot it in the macro function for my 35-105, my "walking around" lens. I just opened the aperture up and let the camera pick the shutter speed. I used manual focus due to the total lack of DOF. The camera set at 1/4000... geeze, I have NEVER shot a picture at such a high shutter speed.

1. OK clarity, but wish I had a better lens;
2. Great stop action, it's not everyday you catch a bee's wings in motion, and
3. Color came out pretty good after much post-processing futching.

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Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/4000 second F/4.5 ISO 200 105 mm

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badala from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful. The flowers just jump right off the screen.

5 Mar 2007 6:58am

Bronnie from Christchurch, New Zealand

Spring is on it's way!!! I'll take some pix of the yellow autumn's turning already...

5 Mar 2007 7:43am

Jerry from Tampa, United States

Thanks for the hope and the wonderful image John! Come on spring! Superb close up!

5 Mar 2007 10:47am

paul from Charlotte, United States

Go, Spring! Go! Nice shot, John. Hopefully you didn't get stung! :-)

5 Mar 2007 11:50pm

William from Sacramento, United States

Very cool, inspired me to give it a try. Not as good as yours but check out my site.

6 Mar 2007 1:14am

Lisa Reeve from Portland, United States

Great shot John!

6 Mar 2007 2:20am

Manuela Photography from Hainburg (near Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Marvellous John!

6 Mar 2007 8:59am

jennifer radio from Statesville, United States

This is a gorgeous capture. Very nice work!

6 Mar 2007 4:32pm

M.E. from Encino, United States

all your pp work paid off, this is a magnificent picture. thank you for sharing your technique.

8 Mar 2007 12:47pm

Craiger from Vacaville, California, United States

I'm amazed that you manged to get in that close without a macro! Great going!

8 Mar 2007 1:23pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

amazing shot!

13 Aug 2008 4:53am

1/4000 second
ISO 200
105 mm