Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee

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aveslux
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Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee

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Red Tailed Bumble Bee Queen by Aves Lux, on Flickr

This is a single shot photo of a Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee actively feeding on Chive flowers. The day was quite cool and the bees were sluggish enough to allow for composition and focus even at around 2x.
This was taken using a Canon EOS R5 with a MT-26EX flash, focus on the eye was more easily achieved with the focus peaking features of the mirrorless camera.

The image is very moderately cropped for composition and the full res of the image is 5120x6513 pixels.

Dalantech
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Re: Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee

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Wonderful shot and I like the tight framing!

IMHO it would be better if you turned it to the right. I know you probably posted it as you took it, but there's nothing in the frame to force the orientation of the subject and I keep turning my head to look at the photo.

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Re: Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee

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Dalantech wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:30 pm
Wonderful shot and I like the tight framing!

IMHO it would be better if you turned it to the right. I know you probably posted it as you took it, but there's nothing in the frame to force the orientation of the subject and I keep turning my head to look at the photo.
Honestly I had it flipped to the right as you say in the edit and spent a lot of time tying too work out what orientation worked best. For me flipped to the right didn't work as well. I might go back and see what it looks like after some time, edits can be so hard to get right.

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Re: Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee

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aveslux wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:17 am
Dalantech wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:30 pm
Wonderful shot and I like the tight framing!

IMHO it would be better if you turned it to the right. I know you probably posted it as you took it, but there's nothing in the frame to force the orientation of the subject and I keep turning my head to look at the photo.
Honestly I had it flipped to the right as you say in the edit and spent a lot of time tying too work out what orientation worked best. For me flipped to the right didn't work as well. I might go back and see what it looks like after some time, edits can be so hard to get right.
Indeed!

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Re: Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee

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Dalantech wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:34 am
aveslux wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:17 am
Dalantech wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:30 pm
Wonderful shot and I like the tight framing!

IMHO it would be better if you turned it to the right. I know you probably posted it as you took it, but there's nothing in the frame to force the orientation of the subject and I keep turning my head to look at the photo.
Honestly I had it flipped to the right as you say in the edit and spent a lot of time tying too work out what orientation worked best. For me flipped to the right didn't work as well. I might go back and see what it looks like after some time, edits can be so hard to get right.
Indeed!

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Re: Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee

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Dalantech wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:34 am
aveslux wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:17 am
Dalantech wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:30 pm
Wonderful shot and I like the tight framing!

IMHO it would be better if you turned it to the right. I know you probably posted it as you took it, but there's nothing in the frame to force the orientation of the subject and I keep turning my head to look at the photo.
Honestly I had it flipped to the right as you say in the edit and spent a lot of time tying too work out what orientation worked best. For me flipped to the right didn't work as well. I might go back and see what it looks like after some time, edits can be so hard to get right.
Indeed!
After much consideration I think you are right so I flipped it

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Red Tailed Bumble Bee Queen by Aves Lux, on Flickr

Dalantech
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Re: Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee

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I like that version better! 8)

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Re: Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee

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Dalantech wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:01 am
I like that version better! 8)
Thanks for your critical eye, you've been a major inspiration for me so I'm glad I'm able to produce something you like.

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Re: Queen Red Tailed Bumble Bee

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aveslux wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:32 am
Dalantech wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:01 am
I like that version better! 8)
Thanks for your critical eye, you've been a major inspiration for me so I'm glad I'm able to produce something you like.
Happy to help!

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