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Vault or Waltz ..For TN Friends

Vault or Waltz ..For TN Friends
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Copyright: Iris Hues (iris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX100 IS
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 2, !!! FARE thee well... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-23 4:56
Viewed: 4558
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
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Hi All
This is a dedication for dear friends of TN Sumon (Mana), Howard(Marhowie), Necipp, Rob, Paul(Lawbert) and Joey . So no points please, thank you.

I have already posted my thoughts on the current scenario, at the forum under the thread “Posting and Beyond”.

When i saw this bee at the top of the stem just flying back and forth and still manging to come back and sit there in the same position so as to cross over to the nearby flower where another bee was driniking nectar ...it looked like a Polevaulter just waiting to swing to its next stop.
Sometimes even life needs a bit of Pole Vaulting, just swing and see around... (In Pole vaulting a person uses a long, flexible pole as an aid to leap over a bar. Poles were a practical means of passing over natural obstacles in places such as the marshy provinces of Friesland in The Netherlands, along the North Sea, and the great level of the Fens of Cambridgeshire.)

I am sorry I am not able to find the ID of this beautiful bee that I found in our garden. But I found some interesting piece of information about how bees co-exist happily, peacefully communicating in the best way possible despite the fact they emerged from different regions of the world!

Honeybees use the power of dance to communicate with bees from the other side of the world, according to research that suggests the insects are able to learn "foreign" languages. The world's nine honeybee species separated about 30 million years ago and have since developed their own dance "languages", which scout bees use to share information about discoveries such as food. Popular moves include the "round" dance, where bees spin in a circle when food is close by. The more sophisticated "waggle" manoeuvre, used to indicate the distance and direction of far-off food sources, involves a body shake by the bees in the middle of running figure-eight loops.

While it was known that members of a honeybee colony exchange information through dance, a team of scientists from Australia, China and Germany created a mixed colony of thousands of Asian and European honeybees, and observed that the two species — the most geographically distant — could learn to understand each other's dance dialect. After a period of adjustment, the two species were able to work together and share information to gather food, and Asian honeybees learned to interpret the dance moves of European forager bees to reach feeding sites. The study also confirmed that the two species had distinct dialects, as the European honeybee, or Apis mellifera, performed a much shorter "waggle" dance for any given distance than the Asian honeybee, Apis cerana.

The dance language of honeybees is among the best-studied communication systems in the animal kingdom.
I feel, sometimes even we human must try this out..dances to communicate..life could get simpler who knows…;)
Thanks for looking in….

There are some critiques that i have to return from my preious post, which i shall do slowly, but i would like to take a break for sometime in the coming days ....you take care.

Life is Good:)
Ref: http://melbourneshuffleoldskool.blogspot.com/2008/06/asian-and-european-bees-use-dance-to.html

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To haraprasan: very sadSilke 1 07-23 07:45
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Yes, No points. But good one of course. One never dedicates a bad picture to others.

But Silpa, What exactly has happened? I guess the thread shall enlighten me.

It's good that you all stood up to the cause of standing by friends surpassing the boundaries of region or country or continent.


We are neighbours today :o) I love your composition in this one, DOF and details are excellent....andi understand your sentiment too. Enjoy your time away, my friend.
(no pionts as requested:o)

Hi Silpa,
I am in total confusion almost 40% of the best photographers have left TN. Regarding Sumon Da I & Satya Babu (Satya Mishra) will try our best to make his mood back to TN. But for others I will pray that they will return soon. I am very much sad with Rob he not only took leave but also deleted his wonderful account full of beautiful Canada.

I like this bee over the stalk shot. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

hello iris,

excellent dedications to our TN friends, i liked the way you have composed this shot, the vertical composition looks lovly, the focus is spot on and the image is razor sharp, the oof bg looks superb, I am sure that our friends will be pleased for sure with this dedication.

I am taking break for a couple of weeks and hope to see your good work again when i come back,


Thankyou very much for this dedication.
It means a lot that we're being supported.
Fantastic shot!

Well done,


Hello Iris! Wonderful macro. Good capture. Perfect work. Good luck!

  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2008-07-23 7:47]

Really amazing details in this and I love the bokeh - it sets off the sharpness of your capture beautifully.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-07-23 9:19]

salut Iris
superbe image assez originale, superbe netteté, lumière de qualité.
well done.


  • gracious Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1987 W: 0 N: 3151] (13068)
  • [2008-07-23 11:03]

Hello Iris,
I feel sad about the whole inccident and losing so many friends here!
hope to see them back again heartedly
you are a warm person with such a beautiful dedication
take good care and sincere regards

Hi My friend SILPA!

PS. I also decided to take a break (at least a month!) from TN until everything be back in peace!

  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-23 13:18]

Hello Iris,
Great dedication and I fully agree.
Superb photo in every aspect.

Great shot of your mining/ground burrowing bee Iris, it fits your theme and notes perfectly.
I suspect this whole mess will pass before we know it, and it will be back to business as usual :)
Thank you for thinking of our dear friends here on TN.

Ciao Iris,
condivido la dedica e le tue note;
splendida macro, eccellenti POV e DOF, spettacolare composizione, ottima definizione, stupendo OOF BG.
Segno ugualmente il mio apprezzamento per questa immagine.
Grazie e complimenti.

Ciao Iris!
Beautiful closed up .Excellent POV and very well composed image. Details and colors are very nice.
TFS Marco

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-24 7:33]

Hi Irish,
Very nice capture of this bee.Colors,lighting,sharpness,POV and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

Witaj Iris
Excellent little observer. How on ship. Very good macro. Tip-top sharpness. Naturally beautiful colours.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

This is, IS, "IS" a WONDERFUL world if WE, humans, want it to be so.
It all depends on us. We, so far, have had nothing but wars & more WARS.
PEACE IS WHAT WE NEED said the Beetles.
I love your image & I LOVED your notes too.
Mario from Calgary.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-27 9:06]

Hello Silpa, You are also taking a break. Why suddenly everyone taking a break. C'mon Dost let us all get united. Ganesh

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-27 13:25]

Merhaba Iris,
Oldukça güzel bir arı fotosu olmuş. Arka plan ve detaylar mükemmel. Eline sağlık.

iris: ""Life sometimes present us with situations that test our convictions and values, our friendships and will power to stand up and speak not just for ourselves but also for our fellow travellers in life.And on one such moment today, I have decided to take a break from TN until i know i have done justice to values i hold.""

I commend *U* for your intestinal fortitude!

Bonjour Iris
Très belle macro avec un bonne netteté et couleurs, belle lumière et un beau sujet.
Amicalement Robi

Hello Iris,
Its grand macro image of a bee. Good composition, sharpness & details.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-02 9:31]

Hi Irishues.
Touching note and wonderful close-up. I hope we all will be together and with each other.

However, pictured scene is amazing as well as crisp sharpness of so attractive details of the insect. I like simply and rare subject at whole and nice smooth light green alive BG. Well done and TFS. We are waiting for you.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-15 1:39]

Hello Iris,
very clear and sharp. Lovely capture of the insect. Well composed against the pestel background.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-08-17 1:07]

merhaba iris
güzel bir tür ve harika bir yakın çekim çalışması sunmuşsun
bakış açısı, arka fon, ışık, renkler ve netlik süper olmuş
eline sağlık

Since I am looking at your picture after the 'storm' is well behind us, I am going to ignore your directive and give you a green smiley for this interesting Bee image, Silpa.
It was providential to capture the bee gripping a barren stalk like a pole vaulter trying to surmount the challenging hurdle except that the position in which you caught it does not guarantee assured success :)!
Well done and when is your next appearance, please??

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-07 5:22]

Hello Silpa,
An excellent macro of a bee that looks like it is doing the pole vault!
I can't give you the ID but the sharpness and BG make it stand out so well against the BG in this well composed image.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,
Best wishes,

hello Silpa

thanks tou your warm 'hello' to my re-comback to TN after my long absence

i am always amazed with the superb quality of your images
but like i wrote one time, behind the camera there is the photographer
that changes alot, this is a very very excellent shot of the bee,
very fine POV and appropriate vertical framing, i love the beautiful
luminosity and colour tones of your image, also excellent
sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Silpa (I read your intro and now, I understand that this is your real name :)
This is a beautiful macro with excellent details, colors, exposure and composition. This is a nice dedication to our friends. Greetings,

Hi Silpa. This is an amazing shot with a very unique perch. I like the slip legs in shallow depth well managed in tall frame. Sharpness and details are flawless and the green blurry background is so pleasing. I like it and thanks for sharing. Best regards. Jusni

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