BEES & WASPS ... 3 PER DAY*...(NO hovers or Mimics)..(Default *Image Only* size)

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August avatar challenge - Bee or Wasp with bokeh!

This challenge closed almost 6 years ago.

The Challenge

We’d like to see your best close-up of a bee or wasp on or near a flower with bokeh in the background. See example on the right.

The challenge:
The main focus must be on the bee/wasp and flower and have background bokeh. No twigs, leaves, man-made objects to appear in the photo. The photo must have that "WOW factor!

What is “Bokeh” you ask?
In photography, bokeh is the blur or the aesthetic quality of the blur in out-of-focus areas of an image, or “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light.” Differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or distracting—"good" and “bad” bokeh, respectively. Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions.
Source: Wikipedia

Judging / Voting Criteria

Must be a close-up of a bee or wasp on or near a flower with background bokeh.

Any entries not conforming to the rules will be removed. The challenge will be extended if necessary.

Rewards & Prizes

Winning entry receives the Group’s banner and becomes the group’s avatar until the next challenge winner is announced..
Entry will be displayed on Group’s home page with link to member’s profile.
Featured member in the group.
Bragging rights.

Additional Information

Have fun and enjoy the challenge!

Cover Image: Buzz VII by Damienne Bingham


The Top Ten

Here I come by patcheah

Here I come by patcheah was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 9 votes.

  • If you knew Susie by mooksool
  • " I Work Hard For My Honey " by Renee Blake
  • Black Eyed Bee by Mike Stone
  • the wasp by Manon Boily
  • Anger management by Tracey Ross
  • Upside Down Bee by mikrin
  • Buzz VII by Damienne Bingham
  • Pollinated Bee! by KiriLees
  • Bee on scarlet paintbrush by Celeste Mookherjee

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