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June 25, 2012
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Pulchritude by petits-bonheurs Pulchritude by petits-bonheurs
Ugliest word ever. It means beauty :)

This is a bumblebee. He's (I think a he :O) absolutely gorgeous but scared the living daylights out of me!

Sorry I switched the photo; I was debating between two edits and finally chose this one :D


I would just like your opinions on the piece and what you think I could improve on next time, and any other relevant things you want to say about the photograph. Thanks so much!


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Hello :aww: i'm participating in #FeedbackFrenzy contest 02

I will share with you my thoughts on your picture.
I really like macro and i think that you did a amazing job there. I really like the effect in the focus area and aronf the whole picture because that green is really soft and gives presence to the flowers and the quallity.
You combined two colors that I particularly like : yellow and violent because they are two complementary colors that results good. - » [link]
The ligths are good too and i can see on that flower in the center diferents Light scales.

To improve in future works like that i think that you could play with diferents views like doing a contrast between the direction of the stem of the plant and the animal's trajectory.
i really enjoy this picture because i can feel a strong connection with nature :) continue with your work.
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Hello, :wave: I'm here to write a critique for :iconfeedbackfrenzy: contest!

This is a lovely picture that captures the bee's quest for pollen. The colours are really nice, the violet and green work well together and the bee's yellow is the spot of colour to balance the colour range.
I think you placed the bee too central. I know sometimes it's not easy chosing the right angle, as bees are quick (and sometimes scary), maybe you could try cropping?!
The diagonal lines formed by strains make a good visual effect. Also the light touching the bee and one of the flowers creates depth. Another thing creating it, is the lovely bokeh you have in the background.

This was my opinion as an amateur photographer, please don't feel offended. Keep up the good work!
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ChaosOfGods Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Photographer
Amazing capture. You timed it very well.
excess1ve Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Props for you for being so brave! :p Great contrast between purple and yellow.
Lilith2102 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great capture!
petits-bonheurs Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much!! :D
maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Photographer
it's so lovely! I love this purple colour!
petits-bonheurs Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :D
jonesblachowicz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Photographer
I've featured this piece in a recent journal entry. :heart:
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fave or feature the entry for additional exposure, and make sure to browse through the other works!
petits-bonheurs Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank youuuu <3
Yuufee Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how can you tell she's a queen? I mean she is lovely but I didn't think those girls usually travelled about that much. Bumblebees are those type of bugs that I find absolutely handsome in photos and when they are sitting still but as soon as they buzz by I flinch away.

The movement of the lavender and her big gorgeous back is superb here. FEELS LIKE SPRING!
petits-bonheurs Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think I was wrong. xDD After posting it someone told me that it wasn't a queen bee but I forgot to change the description xD It was the biggest bee ever and it scared the living daylights out of me xD She's gorgeous nonetheless though :)

Thank you!!!
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