Reviews from

Curly Dahlia and Bee

Bee on Dahlia

15 total reviews 
Comment from liseworks

You have two bugs in there lol, love that ant, well decisions decisions, I think you made the right choice, and now my photo does not have a chance with this one, lol

 Comment Written 18-Nov-2021

reply by the author on 27-Nov-2021
    Hi LIse, When I took the image I didn't even notice the ant so I got an added bonus. I thought I had a chance of winning but didn't. Thanks for thinking you had some competiion with me. Glad you enjoyed the image. Thanks for the great review! :o) Nancy
Comment from jesuel

what a beautiful photo it looks like a painting the effects that you have used the color is great the detail is great excellent depth beautiful work here

 Comment Written 17-Nov-2021

reply by the author on 21-Nov-2021
    Hi James, Since you're such a great painter and feel this mixed media resembles a painting made my day! Thanks for the great review! :o) Nancy
Comment from bpellephoto

OMG!!! This piece is fantastic! Your inspired use of mixed media applications have created a piece of transcendental art that offers a new interpretation of a Dahlia. The petals stand out but don't completely dominate the scene. The Bee details are sharp and clean as are those of the Ant (I'm glad you kept him in the shot).

If the bee and the ant were removed and someone asked me to look at the Dahlia and could I tell if it is a photo or a painting - Honestly, I would be hard pressed to say it is a photograph. The bold color along with the highlighting of the petals lines and curves gives it a 60's Peter Max style.

I can say with all sincerity that since I have return to FAR this is the finest example of mixed media photography I have seen. I will be very surprised if this entry doesn't place in the top three, good luck ... Bob P. B-))

 Comment Written 16-Nov-2021

reply by the author on 18-Nov-2021
    WOW! Bob, that's quite a review! For you to say this is the finest example of Mixed Media you have seen means more than even the six stars you gave it! Thank you so much for the extraordinary review! I am incredibly honored by it! :o) Nancy
Comment from avmurray

Oh Nancy, I would have liked so much to give you 6 stars for this beautiful photo, but I have already run out. I think you did right by entering this into the bug contest, even if the curly petals of the Dahlia are truly lovely. Also the colors of the flower are great, and I can fully understand why the bee just picked out this one. Looks like a little ant thought the same.

Your photo is very sharp and it is indeed clear and well defined details to be seen both in the petals of the flower and the bee. I also think the exposure is very good.

The format and framing is perfect, and the Dahlia with the bee has got a fine placement within the frame. I also like your creative editing. It is working really well on this photo. I think this is a truly lovely and well taken photo, and I wish you luck with the contest.

 Comment Written 16-Nov-2021

reply by the author on 16-Nov-2021
    Annie, You have no idea the smile you gave me from your simply lovely review! I am on cloud nine!!!! With all the lovely compliments and your wanting to give me six stars, I am in Heaven! I feel so honored by you liking this so much! Thank you SOOOOO MUCH! :o) Nancy
reply by avmurray on 17-Nov-2021
    You are more than welcome Nancy.
Comment from martin smith images

What a gorgeous colourful capture there Helvi, The image is so powerful in colour and the little bee really finishes it off. Great shot and good luck in the contest

 Comment Written 16-Nov-2021

reply by the author on 18-Nov-2021
    Hi Martin, Thank you for your lovely review and wishes for the contest. I'm thrilled you enjoyed this! :o) Helvi
Comment from JirinaInspire

Beautiful photograph of the Dahlia bloom and the bee.

I can see the dilemma of making a choice between the two contest. The unique colors on the center bloom are gently camouflaging the bee. The yellow is framing the bug so nicely. The vivid red and the texture are perfect.
Wonderful details and great depth with good composition.
Best of luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 16-Nov-2021

reply by the author on 18-Nov-2021
    Hi Jirina, Love and appreciate your comments! It was a hard choice determining which contest to enter. I thought this image would be perfect for both. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the wonderful review My Friend! :o) Nancy
reply by JirinaInspire on 20-Nov-2021
    You made a good choice, in my opinion. Best of luck, Nancy!
reply by the author on 20-Nov-2021
    Thanks Jirina! :o)
Comment from Regina E.H-Ariel

OMG, I think I need to create a personal 6 star as this one deserves it 100%. Your close up is fantastic as this little bug is excellent in close up, showing us the outstanding details of this flower center, finishing up like my own artistic creations. Your adjustments are perfect in details, as your colors are shining in all details, your contrast and lighting are perfectly adapted, the angle and position of your picture is exceptional, and your first impression is awesome as well - All the best for the contest, xoxo

 Comment Written 16-Nov-2021

reply by the author on 18-Nov-2021
    Hi Regina, Thank you for your absolutely wonderful review. I'm honored you think so highly of my work and am honored by that! I appreciate your wishes for the contest too! :o) Nancy
Comment from nikman

A good looking nature image posted here! Your fine, full and appropriate composition grants us an enjoyable view of both bug and bloom. Exposure and sharpness are good. Well done and good luck!

 Comment Written 15-Nov-2021

reply by the author on 18-Nov-2021
    Hi Nik, Thanks for the great review and wishes for the contest. :o) Nancy
Comment from Carina Imbrogno

Wow this is really a stunning picture of a Dahlia flower and insect been inside. Love the colors and shake of thr flower it almost looks like a painting. I hope you run the contest. This is so beautiful. I wish I had a six to give you.

 Comment Written 15-Nov-2021

reply by the author on 16-Nov-2021
    Hi Carina, Thank you so much for the lovely review and believing this deserves six stars. You made me happy just with the thought of that! I truly feel honored! :o) Nancy
Comment from cleo85

Your mixed media is outstanding. I am impressed by the crispness of detail of the wings and of the body of the Bee. The light reflection at the transparent wings and in the eyes are especially intriguing. The colors are attractive. The bee is perfect placed within the frame. The mixed media is expertly composed. The composition is balanced.

 Comment Written 15-Nov-2021

reply by the author on 16-Nov-2021
    Hi Cleo, "Outstanding"! That's a word I love to hear in a review! Thank you so much My Friend for allowing me to float on cloud 9 again. I'm so honored by lovely review! :o) x 10 Nancy
reply by cleo85 on 16-Nov-2021
    My pleasure, Nancy! :o) :o) :o)
    Enjoy cloud 9! :o(
reply by the author on 16-Nov-2021
    I am!!!! :o) :o) :o)
reply by cleo85 on 16-Nov-2021
    :o) Cleo :o)