Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 100mm f.2,8L Macro, 1.1500th sec at f/4, ISO 400
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When you’re on a tight schedule and you can’t always photograph the sunrise, it’s nice when the sun rises right at your door. This is the view from our back-yard (right off the patio view) at the Seascape Lodge on Kangaroo Island (http://www.seascapelodge.com.au/). I waited patiently for the bees to land on the lavender flower I was focused on, and the light was just perfect. I have a feeling this image will end up printed and hanging on my wall :)

Processing info: This is two images masked together in Photoshop (the tiny fuzzed out bee in the background from another frame, just a little “dot” of masking in all). Other than that all editing was done in Lightroom 4 (the sun-flare was done in-camera, btw). :) 

By |March 6th, 2013|32 Comments

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My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & photo-educator living in the US. I'm ACE certified in Photoshop, write articles for Photofocus, and do lots of traveling. I also have an online store, where I sell presets, actions, eBooks and textures. Please click here to learn more.

32 Comments

  1. Destiny Cadogan March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Y. is it called Kangaroo Island
    1st comment

  2. Houssemdean Temessek March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    So nice

  3. Destiny Cadogan March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Beautiful, right

  4. Nicole S. Young March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    +Destiny Cadogan Because there are a lot of kangaroo and wildlife on the island. :)

  5. Robert Forrister March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Awe come on now.  I can not stand these great shots anymore.  It is cold and nasty out and you show us these lovely shots.  Please next time bring me along on these wondrous trips. I pack lite and don't eat to much.

  6. Chris Bagley March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Gotta love it when Mother Nature goes "There you go! Have a nice day"
    Beauty of a shot +Nicole S. Young and definitely wall worthy :)

  7. Dawn Boushelle March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Very nice. Beautiful.

  8. Karine Decourtie March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Superbe!

  9. Yolanda Martin March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Nice shot !

  10. Amy Heiden March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Love, love. That bee and lens flare is a fantastic touch.

  11. Mitch Kloorfain March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Can I +10?

  12. Beatriz Padrón March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Naturaleza viva

  13. Rick Takagi March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Great photo!

  14. Jon Beall March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    wow.  the light on this is amazing.  nicely done.

  15. Miguel Oliveira Dias March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    o tom rosa ficou fantástico

  16. Morden O'Hare March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Very pretty shot!

  17. Jason Teale March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    I love the light in this shot

  18. Chris Greene March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    nice

  19. Shelly Gunderson March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    So pretty!

  20. Tina Matzke March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    SO BEAUTIFUL

  21. Courty Young March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    very nice

  22. Chris Davies March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Beautiful picture.  I'm glad you waited for the bee to show up.

  23. Josh Walker March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    sigh…

  24. Whin Tumamao March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    I like the tones..

  25. Michael Frye March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Beautiful soft feeling to this image.

  26. saravanan doraiswamy March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Intricately captured the bee and the flower in the garden backdrop.

  27. Raghad Al Subaihi March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Woow

  28. Ірина Савенко March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Обожнюю цю квітку.

  29. Bill Pevlor March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Very nice!

  30. Phuong HT March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Nice shot!

  31. Abigail Thompson March 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    This is so beautiful. The colors and light are just stunning. And such incredible focus and depth of field. Well done!

  32. Stephen Carter March 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shot, well worth the wait

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