Hi cmantx, This pic immediately caught my eye when the page loaded. Well done. Similar ones in your gallery are equally impressive.James.
Thanks to RuthC, The Mick, pen araneae, Iain280407 and blue skies for your kind comments, especially that you all said what you liked, which is helpful and constructive.James.
Side lighting brings out the texture on the surface of the wing. Nice composition too. Well done.
Yes, interesting shot and a remarkable achievement. Congratulations on your win.
scott wernek: Great job!Must have been a lot of trial and error before finally getting that shot.
Wildbegonia: Congratulations, well done, this inspires me to grab my 'hand me down' Pentax K-200D.Did you use flash here?
Thank you. Yes, have a go. Put a manual-focus lens on and try catch-in-focus. It is great fun. I did use flash. The sky is a bit too dark to my liking but that confirms that the bee was exposed more by the flash and less by the sun. The flash was used at about 1/2 power so the duration is a good deal less than 1/1000 second. Too much sun and too little flash will blur the bee (see my gallery Bee slow sync., just posted). The other bee shot (Pollen Search) was taken at high speed sync. The flash was Pentax AF360 on the hot shoe.Regards,James.
JOSEANGE: really nice shot ... and it´s a Pentax
Thanks for your comment.
ysal: Great shot, beautiful colors and detail!
ysal: Great shot, should have placed higher.
Thanks, ysal, I appreciate your opinion.
I've tried this a hundred times without success, now I know it is possible. Well done.
Impressive shot, well done.
cmantx: I rarely see in-flight insects shot this sharp. Nice job. Great color only adds to it.
Thank you. Glad you liked the colour, nature's gift. :) Regards, James.
noiseless: Well Done and Excellent Detail.
Thanks for your comment, noiseless, I appreciate that.
RuthC: Congratulations, James, on your excellent win in this demanding challenge. This is a beautiful capture, with wonderful anticipation of movement, colours and texture. Ruth :-)
Thanks, Ruth, and thanks for all your challenges.
Zol Straub: Nice shot, well done.
The Mick: I'd say you're there! Excellent shot!Regards,Mick
Thanks for the compliments, Mick, and best regards.
valenttin: Bravo! for this amazing and touching image...
Thank you, much appreciated.
Wildbegonia: Congratulations, I think is the second time around I see this image participating in a challenge and I mention it. This a very beautiful and poetic image. It deserved the 1st. win.
Thanks. I remembered your original comment when I saw the challenge and entered.
ScottyGrayson: Fits the article perfectly. 5star