Bees - a perspective

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Bees - a perspective
I spent an hour or two trying to photograph bees and butterflies today at Lalbagh. Sat below several flowers attempting to create some different perspectives. This is one of those images. Love to know your thoughts...
Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:36 pm
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Commentby Aravind Madhyastha on Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:16 pm

Lovely lighting and action here Ganesh... My personal feeling is that space in right and left side of the picture is distracting. How about vertical composition? Just my thoughts.

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:03 am

Aravind, thanks for your views. I was trying to portray "bees world" with an emphasis on sky in the background and hence included the space on left and right. I don't wanted sky be dominating in the image but I wanted to show the expanse (I tried to do this by controlling the exposure/flash output appropriately - no burning/dodging or any other PS tricks here). My worry is cropping it will dilute that mood and make it a "bee in flight" kind of an image. Nothing is right or wrong - just different perspectives and preferences..

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Commentby Ashwini Kumar Bhat on Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:52 pm

Very nice attempt Ganesh. Liked the perspective. My taste would say if the flower was kept a bit high in the frame i.e. at the sky as bg (where as now the trees are in the bg) it might have added a bit more punch. Another difference in my mind came from the fact that when I looked at the thumbnail I thought the clouds are rain clouds. But actually when I saw the image here they are a mix of rain cloud and white clouds. In such case opening up a bit of the clouds might have added a bit different perspective to the already beautiful image. I would love to see the image without the trees in the frame. Just my views....

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:10 pm

Ashwin, thanks for your views. You are right - I do wanted to exclude the trees in bg, but I couldn't not do it due to other distractions at the low angle. I am not sure about opening up the clouds as I wanted them to be rendered a bit darker relative to bees and flowers to emphasis them against background clouds.

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Commentby Santosh Saligram on Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:43 am

Mindblowing execution here, Ganesh! I just love it the way it is. Love the contrast between the grayness of the sky and the vividity of the flower. Superb perspective. I wouldn't change anything.

Commentby Shankar Kiragi on Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:42 pm

Ganesh, Great execution here. I would have loved more with bottom portion of petals were visible, but I know :-) probably it require another hour or two. Loved the sky and lighting on bees, flowers.

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:54 pm

Agree with you Shankar about the bottom portion of the petal. But as you know, looking up for couple of hours neck was really paining :) I have a better method to try next time !! Let me see if that will work out..

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Commentby Nirav Bhatt on Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:36 pm

This is just unbelieveable picture.. Hats off to you sir

Commentby Shivakumar L Narayan on Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:57 pm

It has the Bee in its world feel to it. Liked the execution here.

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