Centering

 

By Jacob Thomas

By Apr 22/2013

 

 
  1. Comment
    Strengths:
    Interesting interpretation of the theme. It is difficult to take shots of bees as they move so quickly. Well done. I like the soft colours which give this a peaceful feeling.
    Suggestions:
    Unfortunately the very bottom of the allium has been cut off but I understand how quickly one needs to take a photo in order to get the bee when it is fairly still so it is a minor point.
    Response:
    Appreciate your kind words and evaluation. I realize that the allieum appears to be cut off but for me it was a gesture of the whole flower being supported by a few of the extensions;also my main quest was to get a sharp image of the bee which was accomplished by the visual impact of seeing the veins within its wings;the other spin off was the colour of the nodules of the alleium green and sharp as well as the budding flower itself; in as much having several pixs of the subject,the background came alive after a cloud passed in front of the sun; I am learning about and this is one of my early forays with aperture,iso,shutter speed and focus of a 300mm telephoto lense. All the faults and impefections I gladly claim as mine outright because I assess my pixs and think of doing better !!! Thank You for your time to offer your appraisals.
  2. Comment
    Strengths:
    Good submission for the theme, centred, round, flower with the bee to create a point of interest.
    Suggestions:
    Depth of field has bottom crisp and the to soft, a little bit more aperture could help.
    Response:
    Certainly thank you for your comments and the time you gave to offer constructive techniques to entertain the next time a bee encounter occurs.
  3. Comment
    Strengths:
    I like this shot -- it reminds me of ice cream! The theme works well as the bee seems to progress towards the centre of the flower head. Composition good, with no distractions.
    Suggestions:
    Lovely softness to this, in both texture and colour. No changes for me.
    Response:
    Thank you for your appraisal and kind words which I find very encouraging for a beginner such as myself !!!