Saturday, 23 March 2013

Picture Perfect ~ TWO


No need to tell you twice, it's PICTURE PERFECT time!! This week our host is Heather, who has chosen the theme of 'TWO'.

Well, this was difficult, I have so many shots I could have used, but this is one of my old favourites. Two bees sharing lunch at a 'Table For Two'.

Table For Two

26 comments:

  1. now THATS a great shot!! love the colors on the flower and all the detail on the bees!!
    ty so much for always stopping by :)

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    1. Thanks Jacob. It's one of my fave macro shots.

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  2. I agree. It's a fabulous shot. I can't understand how you folks get bees to pose like that. I have tried and tried and tried to capture bees on flowers and failed miserably every time. And you've got TWO of 'em. Life's not fair, I tell you.

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    1. Thanks Bryce. Takes a lot of practice and patience to get shots like this. A camera with a good macro lens is a good start, obviously. I always look for places that attract a lot of bees, or other insects, and position myself close to it and wait for them to come to me. Chasing around after them can waste a lot of time and effort. I practice a shallow-breathing technique that minimises any movement which is likely to disturb the bees. Even after all that, I probably get a return of one good shot like this for every ten taken.

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  3. Simply fantastic in every aspects!
    Each time I see your close-up shot, the desire to buy a close-up lens gets strong. :)

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    1. Thanks Sophie :-)). A lot of modern cameras come with a good macro facility already built in. That's why I always use Olympus cameras, they have very good lenses for macro work.

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  4. Stunning close-up capture!
    These two bees comes out sharp!

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  5. Mitch this is such a beautiful shot. I hope you framed this one?
    It is perfect for two...
    I still can't figure out how to do my link - but here it is?

    http://susanlcameron.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Sue :-)) One of these days I might get around to framing one or two of my fave shots.

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  6. Love it, but I'm always a big fan of your micro shots.

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  7. I love the colors in this photo-

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  8. for a second there I though this was a recent photo, I was about to say what great weather, then I read the bit about this being one of your favourites. Its a great photo anyway.........that must be a particularly fragrant flower.

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    1. Thanks Loretta. I really do wish we had weather like this now, I'm so sick and tired of this endless winter

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  9. That is one awesome shot, Mitch! Totally perfect!
    My Two

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  10. Beautiful! And beautifully sharp. I pretty well failed this week.
    http://nomadtravellingman.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/two.html

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  11. OMG Breath taking entry as usual .
    Thanks for your visit and apology for my late reply due to the flu I'm having . Good that you cant geet it online :-))

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    1. Thanks Fatos!! Sorry to hear you have been sick. I had flu a couple of weeks ago, but am over it now.

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  12. Very pretty twosome ... this photo looks familiar. Could I have seen it posted by you before? Anyway, I love seeing this one again.

    http://muzenews.ning.com/profiles/blogs/picture-perfect-theme-two

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    1. Thanks Frani :-)) I used to post a lot of my insect macros on Multiply, so you may have seen it there.

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  13. Sorry Im so late in visiting..work is a PIA right now! Love your macros and this one is quite superb!!

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