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  Mini#47 Best/Favorite Photo of 2020
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Bee at work       ©2021 Quine
Panasonic DMC-G80       1st place, 170 points
1/125s, f8, ISO 5000, 120mm, Normal, Spot, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped and adjustments in lightroom       Extra Info: lens used, OLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro
 
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Mepo
11 days ago
    Welcome to Pana. What a way to start ! Kudos.

Quine
11 days ago
    Thanks everyone for your kind comments. I don't normally enter competitions so am a little stunned to win.

Now encouraged to enter more

ysal
12 days ago
    Welcome and congratulations on your amazing entry! I need to get back into macro.....

Lo
12 days ago
    Welcome to Panachallenge Quine, and congratulations on a stunning shot

Jade O.
12 days ago
    Yes, Bernie I was assuming that one of Quine's shots was supposed to be in the Open category and I don't know if Olympus referred to camera body or lens...I had assumed the former.
Whatever, I had a chuckle when I saw he captured two of the top ten places...a rare double in one category!
But I don't think there is an easy fix that would be fair to everyone assuming it is an admin error so I was suggesting just let it be since it's been such a wonky year all over!

johncomyn
12 days ago
    Congrats Quine! On your first place!

mrsawyer - 10th place was got by Quine too :-)

mrsawyer
12 days ago
    Welcome to Panachallenge! Congrats Quine on your win in a competitive field! (Not sure what Jade O was referring to about not using a Panasonic camera. Maybe he thought your Olympus lens was a camera???)

Anyway, hope to see more entries from you in the regular challenges!
Hope you enjoyed participating.

Maike13
12 days ago
    Congratulations on your win. A beautiful shot.

Jade O.
12 days ago
    Congrats on three firsts.
First place in Main. First ever winner in Main that didn't use a Panasonic camera. And first person to have two top ten finishes in the same challenge category. Uhmmm....I think the Admins goofed a little.
Anyway, my vote is we all say this is a perfect end for the year that was 2020!
(Now I hope I got all that right!)
Congrats on a fine shot wherever it was supposed to be.

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Thivi
14 days ago
    Great macro shot full of details

kerszkavet
14 days ago
    Incredible sharpness, great colours

cookiejar
14 days ago
    Spot on focal point. Great timing to capture the tongue.

ramesh
14 days ago
    I can see the reflection on the bee's eye! Brilliant capture!

Lo
14 days ago
    Great macro shot. The angle of view is really interesting, and the blurred background really places all of the attention on the bee. The detail is fantastic.

Quine
14 days ago
    Slight darkening of background in lightroom. EXIF
OLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro
ƒ/8.0
60.0 mm
1/125
ISO 5000

Jade O.
14 days ago
    The detail is stunning. I hope you give us the exif which is showing as ? ? ? but this is a lovely shot. What to critique? Maybe the sharp edge on the green bokeh below the antenna which I would have blurred to smooth, and of course, the petals which would have required a second shot to get in focus. The eyes and the proboscis really make this a standout. The lighting overall is excellent. I'd love to know if you selectively adjusted it to darken the background because I just can't tell.

aoc46
14 days ago
    Nice capture. Darkening the flower some could help the bee stand out more. Consider a tighter crop - some from the top, more from the right.

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Edited on Jan 9, 2021

jomari
15 days ago
    Beautiful photo! I love the 'fur'.

forkcandles
15 days ago
    a beautiful close up with natural bokeh

ysal
16 days ago
    Great detail on his face. Nice bokeh too.

Maike13
16 days ago
    Great close up of the bee. Lovely background too.
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