Image taken Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Posted Saturday, March 29, 2014
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A honey bee collecting pollen from a sunflower


At home, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Evelyn loves her sunflowers, so she and Lui planted three in the front yard. Once they flowered, the bees were all over it.

This is a normal honey bee (we also had Australian Stingless bees)

The camera & lens:

Camera: Sony RX100 II
Lens: Sony RX100M2 fixed lens 10.4-37.1mm f/1.8-4.9 (28-105mm equivalent) @ 10.4mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (macro mode)
Exposure: 1/60" @ f/9, ISO 400 (Manual exposure due to flower moving in the wind)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Basic: Exposure +0.75 stops, shadows +40, clarity +50, saturation -5
  2. Noise reduction: Luminance +35, detail +100

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5 Responses to “Honeybee”

  1. lime

    further edit of the final jpeg: I ran a pastels filter which enhanced the pollen on the bee, then a curves filter to slightly increase contrast


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