mikemikey
mikemikey

apple blossom



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AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta December 15, 2014
Fabulous macro. Congratulations on being Featured.
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon December 15, 2014
Wonderful image, congratulations on your feature
catini
 
catini December 15, 2014
Great macro, congrats on your feature!
chuckrickman Premium
 
chuckrickman December 15, 2014
Super macro. Congrats on your feature.
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 December 15, 2014
Simply awesome macro shot! One of the best I've seen! Congrats!
sebastianmuglia
 
sebastianmuglia December 15, 2014
more than -great!-
Marjoriesmithphotography PRO+
 
Marjoriesmithphotography December 15, 2014
Superb clarity and beautiful!
crystalcollins
 
crystalcollins December 15, 2014
Superb Macro, this is simply gorgeous
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan December 15, 2014
Wonderful macro shot....congrats on the feature.
shansen24
 
shansen24 December 15, 2014
Breathtaking macro. Well done. Well deserved feature.
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi December 15, 2014
wonderful shot !
ByRenee
 
ByRenee December 15, 2014
I love the detail captured, which lens were you using?
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 December 15, 2014
Absolutely stunning... Congrats ")
darmawan
 
darmawan December 15, 2014
nice shoot and detail
wheelerdealer PRO+
 
wheelerdealer December 15, 2014
Congrats on the feature!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 February 17, 2015
Congratulations on your award!
OutOfTheWild
 
OutOfTheWild March 02, 2015
Stunning capture well done :)
AllieOrton123
 
AllieOrton123 June 10, 2015
Great Photo
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair June 13, 2015
Nice!
vojce PRO+
 
vojce July 22, 2015
fantastic congrats
moremdm PRO+
 
moremdm July 28, 2015
Lovely macro! Beautiful capture!
alicehoneybeerose
 
alicehoneybeerose August 26, 2015
~ Oh, Tis Crazy, My Habibi
Such as a Bee Landing
Ever So Slowly
Bending Down
Kissing Me ~
~ Alice Honey Bee Rose ~
8-22-2014
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon November 02, 2015
Congratulations for your Finalist Win in Pretty Everyday Things ...
nandicmb
 
nandicmb November 04, 2015
Congratulations on both your Awards!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon December 22, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Tiny subjects Competition
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 November 09, 2016
Phenomenal capture! Congrats!!
Jnavarro PRO
 
Jnavarro March 28, 2018
Very nice macro! ;)

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took the picture in my front yard at the little apple tree in the front of my house.
Time
It was about 2 in the afternoon.
Lighting
The sun had just broken through the clouds giving off a nice golden glow.
Equipment
I shot this hand held. I was using a canon 650D body and the 18-55 mm kit lens. The auto focus is broken so I had to focus manually.
Inspiration
The lighting, plus the fact that I knew the bees wings were going to be wet from the downpour so I had a much better chance of getting the shot.
Editing
I cropped the image down to a 1:1 ratio and reduced the noise levels in Light room. I also sharpened the image in LR as well. I slightly increased Vibrance to about +10.
In my camera bag
I usually have my Kit lens 18-55 mm, a 50 mm F/1.8, my camera body a 650D, an extra battery and memory card. ( for now;))
Feedback
I don't know if I am in a position to give advice, but I have learned to be patient and if shooting by hand, hold your breath before you shoot, lol.

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