Smooth Landing

I had composed a photo like this for several months in my head. I wanted to be at an angle where I could get the white prickly poppy petals slightly below eye level. That way, I could then capture a bee’s smooth landing on the flower center just as it is here and see its pollen sack more clearly. I was glad my pre-visualization worked out well that day. I wish I could have gotten the entire flower in the shot, but you know what it’s like when shooting flying bees. I was at full cropped 400 mm zoom.

Specific Feedback Requested

Anything you would like to suggest to improve the image would be welcome.

Technical Details

In addition to all editing in LR, I started off with Topaz DeNoise AI even if there was not much noise in the original RAW file.

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