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An old summer photograph of a bee on some beautiful flowers on a building site next to my house. I hope you like it, but comments and suggestions on how to improve are always welcome!

Canon 400D + 50mm f1.4 lens + close up filter. <3

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To be honest, this is one of the nicer shots I've seen on DA so far. Its simple, not anything as impactful as a person dressed as a zombie or with faux blood of some kind (those tend to get all the traffic) but I think thats why its nice.

Quality:
You did a very nice job capturing this shot. The sharpness of the flower and (parts) of the bee are just superb. Its difficult capturing bees, i've tried, so kudos on nabbing a shot that has such great detail. I don't feel you need more or less sharpness in this particular photo, its fine the way it is. Less and I feel the shot loses impact, more and it just ruins it.

Colors:
Love the colors. They're subtle, yet pronounced. The bee, obviously, stands out among the lavender flowers. The low DOF makes those greens to the right all the more pleasing and you didn't over do it with saturation/contrast. All the colors flow well together and make the overall viewing experience pleasing.


Composition:
You have a great eye, for starters. I feel, from this pic, that you have a firm understanding of the golden ratio/placement and that if you had the bee square in the center of the photo it would have had zero impact/intrigue. I like the cropping, forces the eye to snap straight to the subject.

Overall:
Wonderful shot and wonderful job editing. I think i'll take a gander at the rest of your gallery now :P
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Geraldinejane Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
wonderful shot1:)
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gopi3067 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
splendi shot with vibrance of colours at the best ...just love this
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Betuwefotograaf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Machtig mooi"......
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lupita86 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Lovely!
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Anj3lla Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   General Artist
Love the softness and tone...lovely image. :clap:
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x-xSpitFirex-x Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured your work here > [link]
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's great, thank you!
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x-xSpitFirex-x Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely <3
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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NiloDirf Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot!
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:iconmaaykeklaver:
MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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mark-cabrera Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is a great shot! Sometimes I feel that people try to have the bee or subject purely in focus but forget that there are other ways to take photos. I love how you peek around the corner to nab this shot, it gives it a fairytale feeling...almost. Excellent shot!
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh thank you for saying that my shot almost has a fairytale feeling. It's what I try to achieve!
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:iconevevictus:
EveVictus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty! :)
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconevevictus:
EveVictus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :love: The colors are just great!
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, that's great to know!
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shine4evr Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! :wow:
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Almost like looking through a keyhole, really nice capture and I certainly dig your approach on this. :)
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eomia Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Beautiful, wonderful, and do not know how else to describe it. How are you doing such wonderful pictures? I have no words, but you have the talent amendment HUGE TALENT! <3 <3 <3
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the compliments!
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eomia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
You;re welcome ;)
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Oer-Wout Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Prachtig!
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Dankjewel! :blush:
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George-kirk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Wonderful shot:)
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:iconmaaykeklaver:
MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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perroperdido Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
sssh, listen listen ...with your eyes too,
great macro
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:glomp:
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perroperdido Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
:smooch:
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lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Je foto's hebben altijd zo'n mooie blur :heart:
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah dankjewel! <3
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covert15 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is super pretty! Wonderful shot.
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh thanks a lot!
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covert15 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Bleeding-Magic Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Photographer
Really wonderful! I love the depth of field and colors.
Fantastic shot. :clap:
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:iconmaaykeklaver:
MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your ongoing support! <3
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Bleeding-Magic Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Photographer
:heart:
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
beautiful
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
My sincere pleasure!
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