You can almost hear the buzz
Seattle Times reader Tina Krallis' macro photo of a bee at work on a Whidbey Island flower.
Tina Krallis, Kirkland
Photo taken: June 2
"I took this photo at our cabin in Coupeville with a macro lens on a Canon Rebel T3i (ISO 100, F/5.6, 1/90). It was given a +1 'boost' of color in iPhoto."
Expert says: "Macro photography captures details not typically picked up by the human eye. Facing the bee head-on is a fresh point of view, creating a feeling of engagement. The yellow, purple and green create a great contrasting color palette. The depth of field keeps the focus on the bee, while relating the garden environment to the viewer."
— Kathryn Bachen,
Seattle Times photo staff
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