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mining bee

mining bee
Photo Information
Copyright: shabeer rasheed (shabeer) (44)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-27 2:43
Viewed: 3096
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot late in the evening. Tracking a single bee was difficult. The bees seem to have a pattern of returning to the same flower after cycling through all the flowers in the tree. So I focussed on one flower and took this shot.

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Hello Shabeer,
A warm welcome to TrekNature.
Very nice colorful image to start with.
Good capture of the bee in flight.
Sharpness on the bee is good and details are very nice.
Colors are beautiful and the soft background is very pleasing.
Composition is very good also, but I would love to have seen a little more depth of field to get the flower in sharp focus to.
Nevertheless a fine image. Very well done.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend,

Hello Shabeer.
you start with a nice inflight shot, not easy to shoot.
Pretty good sharpness and details on the flying bee.
The BG is nice and clear.
Agree with Harrry about the shallow DOF.
Well done.

Welcome to TN.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
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Welcome to TN and congratulations on a singularly fine positing!
Great colours, superb crisp details and most excellent ntoes (we can learn from you, I think)
TFS (Thankyou For Sharing)

Hello Shabeer and welcome to TN.
I know from my experience just how difficult this is. Nearly impossible to gain AF fast enough. I use similar technique, manually focusing on the flower, and timing the capture at hover.
This is not a Honey Bee, but rather a Mining Bee, AKA Andrenid Bee, Solitary Bee, Burrowing Bee, or Ground-nesting Bee.
Nice detail, color, and exposure, good POV.
Well done.

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