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Bee and Daisy       ©2018 ysal
Panasonic DMC-GX7       1st place, 213 points
1/320s, f3.5, ISO 640, 120mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped; Cloned out dirt specks; Brightened the bee; Denoised and sharpened; Increased color saturation; Resized       Extra Info: Honeybees are boring but they are about the only insects around this time of the year. I at least found one on this strange looking flower. This is a type of African Daisy called the Purple Spoon. The petal are always rolled up like this.
 
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jomari
Mar 17, 2018
    Congratulations on the win. Lovely shot and not easy to get. (I know, I tried.)

Mepo
Mar 14, 2018
    Congrats. I like the way the bloom explodes out of the background.

ysal
Mar 13, 2018
    Wow thank you!!!!! I absolutely did not expect this win. I got the email notification while driving home. If you were driving close to me, you would have heard a loud "Whaaaattt!!!!"

mrsawyer
Mar 13, 2018
    Congrats! You should add this to your wall art collection!
Edited on Mar 13, 2018

ladpupmoe
Mar 13, 2018
    Congratulations great shot. I love taking pictures of bugs,but we only have snow right now.

RobertLavker
Mar 13, 2018
    My number 1 - congrats.

Lo
Mar 13, 2018
    Congratulations Ysal. Beautifully taken.

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mrsawyer
Mar 13, 2018
    Superb. my number 1.

ysal
Mar 13, 2018
    A.N.Other - I tried a longer DOF but it kept bringing the background into more focus and it was too distracting. The background is only about 4" (10cm) away.

A.N.Other
Mar 13, 2018
    Cracking looking flower and colours. I wish you had stopped down a bit to help get the end of the petals and back of the bee in focus.

Mepo
Mar 13, 2018
    The flower is intriguing and they appreciated the extra information about it. I'm not sure that the bee ads anything to the photo. In my favs.

Qixil
Mar 13, 2018
    This is fantastic. Excellent subject. This is the only flower shot I'd get out of bed for.

jomari
Mar 13, 2018
    Beautifully detailed flower and lovely colour contrast. Well up in my tt.

elliott
Mar 12, 2018
    wow. nice going. sharp enough to go in even further.

davemisunas
Mar 12, 2018
    Nicely done, like the cemetery of the outer petals and the colors of the center with a bit of yellow to match the bee, in my TT

Thivi
Mar 12, 2018
    Very nice flower, well taken with outstanding depth of field

RobertLavker
Mar 12, 2018
    The explosion of colors is magnificent. Sharpness is outstanding. A wonderful capture from all aspects.

Elyod
Mar 12, 2018
    Wow, so much detail in the centre and the background does a good job. My favourite.

Old Finn
Mar 12, 2018
    Very beautiful. Good sharpness and the background is suitable unsharp. My first choice.

babysister
Mar 12, 2018
    Too good to pass even though it is another flower!

Lo
Mar 11, 2018
    Nicely done - great detail and use of DOF to blur the background. You're right - this is an interesting daisy!
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