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    hi..

    newbie seeking some comments and help on how to improve on this pic of a bee hovering.. i realised its OOF, but being a newbie, kinda exciting to get this kind of shot.. so hoping to improve further..

    noticed this bee flying from flower to flower.. so i focused on one of the flowers and waited for the bee to come near. it was kinda in a shade too..

    Camera model: DMC-FZ8
    Flash used: No
    Focal length: 45.4mm (35mm equivalent: 273mm)
    Exposure time: 0.0100 s (1/100)
    Aperture: f/3.6
    ISO equiv.: 200
    Whitebalance: Auto
    Metering Mode: spot
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Auto bracketing

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    Default Re: Bee

    See quite a bit of noise here considering it is at ISO 200. Surrounding leaves are a distraction. Go closer.
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    Default Re: Bee

    agree w/ yehosaphat, gotta get more focus on the bee,
    make it bigger so it becomes the main subject.

    and the flower looks abit screwed up O.o
    i think when taking nature shots, being fast on capturing the action is one thing
    but also gotta see the subjects surrounding before taking.
    the flowers looks clump, wrinkly n messy to me

    but i like the bee's 'butt'!
    it's blue n black! lolx

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    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat View Post
    See quite a bit of noise here considering it is at ISO 200. Surrounding leaves are a distraction. Go closer.
    thanks for the comments.. yeah, noise is there.. it was quite shady there, so had to use a higher ISO to get a faster shutter speed..

    the go closer part is kinda difficult coz it was in the middle of the bushes.. will try to zoom in more next time..

    thanks for te tips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosty View Post
    agree w/ yehosaphat, gotta get more focus on the bee,
    make it bigger so it becomes the main subject.

    and the flower looks abit screwed up O.o
    i think when taking nature shots, being fast on capturing the action is one thing
    but also gotta see the subjects surrounding before taking.
    the flowers looks clump, wrinkly n messy to me

    but i like the bee's 'butt'!
    it's blue n black! lolx
    focusing on the bee will be a challenge since its constantly flying from flower to flower.. plus.. its like 1cm in length..

    yeah, i also realised that the flower isnt the best of flowers.. but heck.. that was the one the bee kept going back to.. hahaha..

    thanks for the comments and tips!
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    Default Re: Bee

    Crop the pic....I think the bee is too small.

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    Default Re: Bee

    crop the greenery at the bottom - it does not help the composition in this instance in my opinion - then crop tighter on the white flower top and bottom. this should make it look a bit better - try it and see

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhiten View Post
    crop the greenery at the bottom - it does not help the composition in this instance in my opinion - then crop tighter on the white flower top and bottom. this should make it look a bit better - try it and see
    well..here goes..



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