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Carpenter bee

Carpenter bee
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-11 7:20
Viewed: 2194
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Carpenter bee (the genus Xylocopa in the subfamily Xylocopinae) and the flower is Akanda(Calotropis gigantea)
Location: Lalbandh, Santiniketan
This is a handheld capture with the lens of Sigma 150-500mm

Carpenter bee s are large, hairy bees distributed worldwide. There are some 500 species of carpenter bee in 31 subgenera. Their name comes from the fact that nearly all species build their nests in burrows in dead wood, bamboo, or structural timbers (except those in the subgenus Proxylocopa, which nest in the ground).

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hallo Samiran
very nice composition with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou


Hello Samiran Bhai,

Hope you are doing fine. This is a superb shot of this in-flight carpenter bee taken with an admirable precision.Their flight is really amazing, the way they create this lovely droning sound and whiz past. Thanks a lot for sharing, take care,

warm regards/Abid

Hello Samiran Da,
Beautiful flight shot of this Bee.I didn't know that this species is called Carpenter Bee.Very nice focus on subject even in such speed!Nice colour and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-04-11 12:11]

Hi Samiran,
Excellent close-up of this Carpenter bee.
A marvellous capture from close range.
Nice colours and sharpness details,fantastic focus on the eye.
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-04-11 12:20]

Hello Samiran,
Nice try to get this Carpenter Bee in flight pose. Fine sharpness and natural colours. Nice blurred background too.
Enjoy the weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-11 12:47]

Hi Samiran,i don't know its name but i think that this isn't a carpenter bee,no problem,the quality of your pic is great,not easy to take an in flight insect so well,great detail and excellent exposure.Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano

Hello Samiran

Excellent photo of this insect in-flight, the head and body perfectly
focused and with the wings blur adding motion to the photo, TFS


Beautifully presented.
Educative notes too.
In flight with its probe very visible ... HIGHLY IMPRESSIVE work.
Mario with kind regards from COLD COLD [TANDA] Canada.

Hello Samiranda,
Lovely capture,nice details and clarity.

Ciao Samiran, great capture of lovely in-flight carpenter bee, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Samiran!
Steady hands i would say and a marvelous shot. It is not always easy to take a decent shot of a flying insect especially a bee. Well done,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hi Samiran, Excellent capture of this Carpenter bee in flight pose.
The blur wings give motion to the composition. The soft focus of the flowers add elegance to the frame. The colour tone of the BG goes well to that of the FG and it gives a sense of harmony to the frame. Great shot. Thank for sharing

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-04-12 7:05]

Hello Samiran,
Not an easy shot and this one is even funny..fine colors too.
Kind regards

Hi Samiran,
What a fantastic in-sight capture! Truly excellent as the insect's body is tack sharp, while the blurred wings show the dynamism. Colors and background blur are also second to none. Probably I'd crop more (from each side, but mostly from the bottom) to lead the viewer's focus more into the bee - although my different personal idea doesn't mean I don't like the original version. I absolutely do, and take my hat off of you, Sir, for this extraordinary image.
Best regards, László

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