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High-resolution desktop wallpaper The Amazing Macro-Life by Santiago Sak Castellanos
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The Amazing Macro-Life

September 23rd, 2009

Shot taken in July, 2009. Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 60mm USM Macro lens. Color effects applied with Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete in Photoshop CS4. I don't really know the name of the flower, but I can assure you that it's beautiful... Enjoy :D

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bees » canon » canon 450d » close‑up » flowers » insects » macro » nature » orange » photography »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Mac Man
about 4 years, 10 months ago
Great shot!!!! I LOVE micro pics.
Posted By: Actias Luna
about 4 years, 10 months ago
I love this pic too. I like the use of Highlight/Midtone/Shadow adjustments. :)
Posted By: martjeb
about 4 years, 10 months ago
Mwa. I don't like the adjustments too much and it's waaay to bright IMO.
Posted By: T
about 4 years, 10 months ago
Eeek!

Not keen on wasps!

:oS
Posted By: dohlfhauldhagen
about 4 years, 10 months ago
Cute :)
Posted By: M@rtello
about 4 years, 10 months ago
@Tony: I guess it's a bee, and not a wasp.

@Santiago. Nice shot. But i don't like the color effects. Simply doesn't look natural. I think I prefer the original, though I haven't seen it...
Posted By: stubulman
about 4 years, 10 months ago
You can tame this a bit by using the "Shadow/Highlight..." command in Photoshop. Be careful; when the dialog opens, it automatically boosts the shadows by 50 percent. You'll have to back it down to zero. (At least this happens in CS3.) Also you may want to check "Show more options" for more control in the dialog box.

Bien hecho, Senor!
about 4 years, 10 months ago
Thanks, here's the original image (2560x1600):

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8299/theamazingmacrolifeorig.jpg
Posted By: kailIFL
about 4 years, 10 months ago
Wow on original version and clearly no wasp, it has pollen sacks.
Posted By: trout
about 4 years, 10 months ago
Definitely prefer the original version. On the original, nicely done.
Posted By: slashbomb123
about 4 years, 10 months ago
nice close-up.
Posted By: Quixomatic
about 4 years, 10 months ago
Personally I really prefer the edited version much more than the original; it gives it more of an art feel rather than just real life. Great submission imo
Posted By: M@rtello
about 4 years, 10 months ago
THe original is indeed much nicer as I allready had guessed. Great picture with great detail!
Posted By: Gen
about 4 years, 10 months ago
The original rocks!!!

Thanks for making it available.

To me the closer it is to reality the better. Nature is so perfect, why would you want to mess with it...

But that's just me.

Thanks again for sharing!

Gen
Posted By: Clyde
about 4 years, 10 months ago
I love the original too. Very good work :)
Posted By: Iraimbilanja
about 4 years, 10 months ago
... Wow!
I actually gasped aloud when I saw this. Utterly great composition, focus, contrast, and color :) and bees are just cool.
Posted By: stubulman
about 4 years, 10 months ago
I like both versions. I put both in my rotation.

Tengo gusto de ambas versiones. Puse los dos en mi rotación.
Posted By: stubulman
about 4 years, 10 months ago
Testing: é, É, ñ, í, á

Trying to ascertain whether basic diacritical marks work on this message board.
Posted By: stubulman
about 4 years, 10 months ago
Obviously they do not. Pity.
Posted By: Fly
about 4 years, 10 months ago
I vote for original photo! Very good!
Posted By: spyker
about 4 years, 9 months ago
It's not a wasp - it's a bee.
Posted By: JC Isaacs
about 4 years, 9 months ago
Love the original image! Awesome!

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