Featured in Quality Unlimited Photography August 31, 2010.
Featured in Light In The Darkness August 28, 2010.
Featured in Colourists August 27, 2010.

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A pretty little bee enjoying the summer bounty of coneflowers in my garden, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, July 17, 2010. I’ve been having fun experimenting around with short / shallow dof lately. Image taken with the Nikon D300 and the 60mm Nikon Macro/Micro lens at 60mm focal distance. Shutter speed 1/640, aperture f/3.3, exp. -0.03, iso 400, spot metering. Post processing with a hint of levels only in Photoshop CS4.

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  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 4 years ago

    now this is special…fave from me

  • Hiiii Steve!!!!! Thank you … what a lovely note … and thanks for the fave!!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • PirminNohr
    PirminNohrover 4 years ago

    Fantastic photo! Wonderful colors, great details and nice blur. Perfect!

  • Thanks so much … I’ve really been getting into deliberate blur this summer … the flowers and bugs are a great subject to practice on!!! Glad you enjoyed this one!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    Brilliant work..

  • Jason thank you!!!!!! It’s so hard to get these bug-people to hold still and pose, lol!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 4 years ago

    Love the little green bee,…..

  • Thanks, John!!!! isn’t he pretty??? Have no idea what kind of bee it is … tried looking him up but didn’t find any info. I’ve seen him (or his brothers and sisters) around the garden often and I’ve always enjoyed his colors.

    – Lois Bryan

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    wonderful shot

  • Hiiii Tina!!!! Thank you!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • DaveHrusecky
    DaveHruseckyover 4 years ago

    Really very nice Lois.

  • Dave, thank you!!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 4 years ago

    Not only did he seek, but he found! Excellent, Lois!

  • David, that’s so kind!!!! Thank you!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • hastypudding
    hastypuddingover 4 years ago

    gorgeous dof…..rich hues and great comp

  • Thank you so much … I love pastels!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 4 years ago

    Lovely Lois and such gorgeous detail. Looks amazing !!

  • Sean, thank you .. I fired off at least half a dozen of this guy before he flew off … I was happy to see the focus hit the eyes on one of them, lol!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • ronholiday
    ronholidayover 4 years ago

    Rare & beautiful.. Unusual colors.. Congratulations in advance for this photo’s well-deserved success! Aloha-

  • Hi Ron!!! What a lovely comment, thank you so much!!!! The beauty of the shallow dof is the unusual blending of color in the background … I never know what I’m going to get!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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