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Bathing in Pollen by FramedByNature Bathing in Pollen by FramedByNature
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD1000
Shutter speed: 1/159th second
F Number: F/2.8
Focal Length: 6 mm
ISO Speed: 80
Taken on July 30th, 2008 at 1:06 pm




I have entered this piece in the "Detail in Macro" contest [link]
---Technique---
First, I pinched off a rosemoss flower at the stem (I was sure to choose one that still had plenty of pollen). I then held the flower in my left hand. Once an insect came along, I carefully peeled back a petal and balanced my camera on my left arm. In doing so, if the flower moved, my camera moved with it since they were balanced on the same surface.
I used digital macro mode for this photo, which allowed for a slightly closer zoom and sharper focus.
The afternoon sunlight was diffused by a shady tree.
I adjusted the brightness/contrast a bit to make the pollen grains stand out more.
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Please tell me what you think! :dance:
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:iconkraziibabii:
KraziiBabii Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured here: [link] :love:
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Student Photographer
Thanks a ton! :tighthug:
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:iconkraziibabii:
KraziiBabii Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome :D
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:iconkraziibabii:
KraziiBabii Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, your beautiful deviation is being featured here [link] and here [link] :heart:
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Student Photographer
Thank you very much :aww:
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:iconandarelle:
Andarelle Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Wow...how close did you get the camera to get this shot??
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Student Photographer
I'd say... a little within an inch of him :nod:
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:iconbrowneyedmustang2005:
browneyedmustang2005 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Awesome! :)
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Student Photographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconcatskullcollector:
catskullcollector Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008   Photographer
That is so awesome!!! You are the Kung-Fu Panda of photography! :)
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Student Photographer
Hehe thank you so much ^^
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:iconpjs15204:
pjs15204 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Student Photographer
You out did yourself this time Evan :) I think this is your best ever because its the whole package
Color 10
Composition 10
Focus 9
Depth of field 9
Beauty 10

Incredible shot!!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Student Photographer
You think so? :giggle:
I'm glad you like it, and thanks for the grades! :w00t:
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:iconpjs15204:
pjs15204 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Student Photographer
np felt compelled :)
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:iconliviugherman:
liviugherman Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
very ... very nice, I like the photo
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank you very much ^^
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:iconliviugherman:
liviugherman Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
you are welcome
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:iconverycre8iv:
verycre8iv Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
wow very well done :+fav:
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconbunzz:
bunzz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Wow...great shot. Especially considering you were not using a tripod!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank you very much! :w00t:
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:iconiceythecat:
iceythecat Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008   Photographer
This is insane, I didn't know pollen was so perfectly circular like that!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconmail-gosia:
mail-gosia Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
beautiful
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Student Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconwonenownlee:
wonenownlee Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Enter Enter Enter!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Student Photographer
I'll probably do so =D
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:iconderbenjamin:
derbenjamin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008   Photographer
extraordinary macro! i love it! WOW those colors
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like a firework going off! Well done!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student Photographer
That's what I thought too! Gotta love the stamen =D
Thank you :)
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artsyfartsymarcy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Thats a beautiful shot! You are amazing when it comes to macro! This has to be my fave of the ones you are entering into the contest. :) Good luck in the contest, Im rooting for you!!! :D
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student Photographer
Aww thank you so much! :aww:
So far the votes are saying that this will be one of the 2 photos I enter ;)
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artsyfartsymarcy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
yays!!! :D
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KeswickPinhead Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008   General Artist
beautiful colour on this one
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconachello:
Achello Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Fricking amazing!!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank you =D
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amelie89 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student Artist
ahhhhhhhh now heres the winning shot buggy o my god its amazing ... you cant get any closer than this... aha i love how u can see all the pollen on his little body... its creepy cuz its a bug but i like it lol awesome

koodos for this one man shawweeettt :highfive:
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student Photographer
Haha thank you so much! Maybe I'll go out this evening and have another go at it if I'm lucky :nod:
:hug:
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
great details.. great colour :thumbsup:
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup:
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:iconkabrota:
kabrota Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Good :)
apparently he's enjoying being bathed in pollen
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student Photographer
Thanks :)
Indeed he is =D
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BELLAVISTA2 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
I love the vibrant pink and the little bee all covered in pollen. Great composition, colours, this will be excellent for "Detail in Macro contest" :wow:
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student Photographer
Thanks! We'll see whether I enter this one or not... I'm gonna have a poll later this evening, so don't forget to vote! :giggle:
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BELLAVISTA2 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Voted!:nod::giggle: Your welcome and good luck!:nod:
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zxDrummerChic Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student
WOW!
That's amazing, a very nice capture!

But I'm in awe of the grossness of pollen..
I never knew that it looked like little beads!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank you! :bow:
Yeah pollen comes in different shapes but the little beads are definitely the strangest :XD:
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Canon PowerShot SD1000
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80
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Jul 30, 2008, 1:06:39 PM
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