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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-18
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/22, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more (Chapter 3) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-18 11:10
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Hello my friends,
I'm so glad - the flowers and bees are back, the warmth is back, so I'm also back after a few weeks break.
I had so much work in my office - special with the computer, so I was tired in the evening, also my eyes were aching. So please apologize my abstinence.

I was so happy to have sunny weather today, to see the crocuses in the garden - and - what a surprise - a cute little bee with lots of pollen on the little body.
Now I'm in good mood and I hope it will be spring soon.

Thanks for all of you - now I will look what I missed during the last weeks ... ;-)

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Hi Sabine,
I think many of us have missed you, and many of us had the same problem with being active on TL. I think it also has to do with the weather and the long dark periods. But I am surely glad to see you back. And to see one of the first spring photos from Europe. As always, you are so good with your macro lens, the details and light are just perfect. I just love the see the fresh colors back again.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-02-18 11:16]

Hallo Sabine,
das ist ein schönes sonniges Bild, mit dem du die 10.000er Grenze überschreiten wirst!? Trotz aller Schönheit kann ich mich über die geöffneten Krokusse, auch in unserem Garten, nicht so recht freuen, sind sie für diese Zeit doch Zeichen des Klimawandels. Ich habe gestern und heute auch die 'Frühlingsboten' dokumentiert.
Trotzdem: dein Bild ist gelungen und ein interessantes Naturdokument.
Schöne Grüße, Peter

alors là on remarque bien les détails et cette abeille en mets un rayon pour butiner !!
parfait , les couleurs bien bonnes et claires
bravo et merci

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-18 11:23]

Hello Sabine,
Nice to see you back and with a lovely spring feeling! This is really lovely, even though you used flash it looks very natural and the details and depth of focus are impressive. I love the busy spring bee and the colours are fabulous!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-18 11:23]

Hello Sabine,
Nice to see you back again with a magnificent close up.Sharpness is amazing.I liked POV,vivid colors,clear details and lighting a lot.Excellent work!

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-02-18 11:27]

Bonjour Wishnu,
superbe macro, le grossissement est impressionnant tout comme la qualité. Très bonne association de couleurs.


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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2007-02-18 11:43]

Good to see you again..

I love the detail on this bee. The pollen is excellent, and every hair on the bee is visible. The colours are wonderful and clearly show spring is making attempts to arrive. I have both primrose and daffodil in flower in my garden!


Hello Sabine,
A wonderful image for your long waited comeback!
The details are amazing, I like to see how the little fellow with pollen all over the face...
Educational image, very well done!
Pablo -

Hi Sabine
welcome back, I'm glad to see you, you have been missed.
You return with a great close-up with lovely colours and very good sharpness. The DOF is very good too, I like the composition and POV too.
Well done, my friend.

No winter birds in your garden this year?

Hello Wishnu
Excellent shot of this Bee,
Perfect composition and colors,


bonjour sabine
heureux de te voir de retour avec le soleil et aussi un nouvel appareil!
je vois que tu n'a pas perdu la main pendant ces quelques semaines d'absence.
c'est toujours aussi bon.

Hi Wishnu,
Perfet macro shot with great detail and colours,great composition too!

Superb DOF and sharpness, lovely color and light Sabine. This bees head covered in pollen, and the POV make it outstanding.
A very pleasing image you have posted today, I like it alot.
Very well done.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-02-18 12:47]

Bonjour Sabine, toujours aussi bonne pour la photo!! I am vey glad to see you again on TN. Congratulation for this splendid bee gathering pollen. Everything is perfect! Didier.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-02-18 12:52]

Hi Sabine,
Looks like your not they only one who is been working. This little bee was early this year to start work. Very nice composition you have here. Very good macro with beautiful colours.
TFS Paula

Was wondering where you had disappeared, Sabine. Delighted to have you back. Hope you are well rejuvenated and rested.
These are the kind of unique pictures we have been missing since your absence.
The bee with its face smeared with pollen looks simply lovable.
TFS and take care.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-18 13:07]

Hola Sabine,
maravillosa macro y buenos detalles,
buenos colores, saludos

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-18 13:12]

Hello Sabine,
Nice to see that you are back in action on TN!
This is a wonderful shot of a bee in action on the crocus with fine flash lighting , sharpness, colour and composition, all of which makes a great presentation marking your return to the TN stage!
TFS and beast wishes, Ivan

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-02-18 13:20]

Hi Wishnu,
Classic shot. Amazing colours, sharpness, lighting, DOF and POV. 'Am sure you have enjoyed it clicking as much as the bee there. Very nicely composed too. Kudos.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-02-18 13:22]

Excellente netteté sur toute l'épaisseur ce qui est remarquable. Bravo.
Bonne journée.

Hello Wishnu.

Excellent image, very good details and colors.
Great composition.

Jose Luis.

You have won the right to take holidays from TN whenever you like :)
I am glad you found such a subject in this time of the year, but I am a bit worried, I have seen several posts of these days of insects and flowers all over europe... this is not normal in february, I think.
The shot as always very nice, sharp and detailed with a great DOF and colours.
Thanks so much, glad you are back!

Trés belle image et belle lumiére.Amitiés.

This is really a hight quality image!
I like a lot the POV and all the clear and sharp details got, the transparencies on the wings are so good, besides the polen attached at the head.
Excellent DOF used, everythind in first plane focused, and the background puted away.
Very good the fill flash used, got outstanding illmination.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Hi Sabine

A delightful shot showing this busy wee bee covered in pollen and doing his job as expected. Love the bright colours. Awesome quality. Congrats! :-)

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-02-19 2:55]

Hallo Sabine,
Vorgestern dachte ich, wo bleibt die Sabine? Und da bist Du zurück und mit einem wunderschönen Bild. Diese Biene scheint es förmlich zu geniessen in dem Krokus. Frühlingsboten sind sie beide.
Herzlichen Dank und liebe Grüsse

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-02-19 3:19]

Hello Sabine!

Fantastic! Bees in February? I hope there won't be frost this year again. Beautifull macro, very pleasant view for every dweller of N Europe! Sunny, colorfull and with two great subjects - bee and crocus.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-19 4:27]

Bravo, Sabine.
You have returned to us with the new fine camera and with new amazing work. I congratulate you on these purchases. Fantastic in its beauty and skillfulness picture. Perfect technique and artistry of work. Terrific exactness of colors and details, razor sharpness and charming composition. BG is excellent at highest range too. My best regards and compliments.

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-02-19 7:19]

So perfect... Regards

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-19 8:12]

Hallo Sabine,
Danke fuer den Fruehlingsboten den du uns mitgebracht hast. Es is schoen dich wieder da zu haben. Deine Fotos haben nicht unter der Pause gelitten, noch immer bringst du super Qualitaet und interessante Bildgestaltungen.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-19 9:21]

Hi Sabine!
Welcome back with this happy post! Colours, sharpness and light are wonderful!
TFS, José M.

Hello Sabine,
Glad to see you back. This is a wonderful macro with excellent details, colors, POV and composition. This is a very colorful and brilliant post. This little one is drunk with pollen :) Well done again :) Thanks,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-19 10:41]

What an amazing return, Wishnu! Heartly welcome!
This is really a stunning shot! Wonderful capture with excellent sharpness and far lovely composition!
Congratulations and thank you very much for your return.
Best wishes

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-19 11:43]

Hi Sabine.
Excellent your return.Splendid spring picture.
Perfect sharpness,nice POV and very good DOF.I like composition with diagonal position this bee and amazing vivid colors.Lighting and details are wonderful.
Superb done,thank you for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-19 12:51]

Hi Sabine

Welcome back! Your bright, sharp shots have been sorely missed. I think we are all struggling with work commitments at the moment. Lovely composition, vivid colours and amazing details (I love the pollen). Great shot



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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-02-19 13:26]

Hi Sabine,
Good to see you back again.
I think you've done a great job on this macro work.
Excellent details and colors.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-02-19 13:52]

Hallo, jetzt gibt es endlich wieder anständige Macro Aufnahmen !
Sehr schöne Aufnahme, farben und schärfe.
Gruss Robi

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-19 15:28]

Bienvenida nuevamente Sabine... delicada composición con bello punto de vista que exhibe a la flor y la abeja espléndidamente.
Me encantan los colores captados con excelentes detalles muy marcados, gracias al foco preciso, a la agudeza y a la excelente iluminación con agradable OOF.
El encuadre es apropiado y acorde con el POV presentado.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Welcome back Sabine... delicate composition with beautiful point of view that exhibits the flower and the bee splendidly.
I love colors captured with excellent very marked details, due to the precise focus, the sharpness and the excellent illumination with pleasant OOF.
The framing is appropriate and accordant with presented POV.
My best regards... Ricardo

Hallo Sabine,
wunderbares Foto dieses frühen Frühlings.
Großartige Detailzeichnung, enorme Tiefenschärfe, perfekte Annäherung, hoch erfreuliches Ergebnis.
Mit Dank und herzlichen GRüßen,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-02-20 6:27]

Hi Sabine,
It's really good to see you back!
Composition, colors, focus and sharpness is very good. Well done and TFS

Hi Sabine,

I see you are a TN legend! I can see why...

This photo is really good, it reminds me off a fat kid just putting his face in a plate of food! The bee is really tucking in here.

The Tamron 90mm boasts superb optics and this is revealed in this image, which has a fantastic sharpness and clarity.

One minor criticism would be that the stalks in the background are a little distracting and while blurred could have been thrown out of focus further by using a wider aperture. Possibly using a lower viewpoint would have given more dramatic composition.

Great stuff nice to meet you!


Hallo Sabine,
Welcome again! I'm soooooo glad that you see here again. For this macro work I can say only "WOW!" What a great capture! Bravo my dear friend.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-20 11:02]

Hello Sabine,
Magnificent close up.Details are amazing.I liked POV,exosure,framing and composition also a lot.TFS

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-02-20 14:19]

Hello Sabine , I'ts a beauty shot , fantastic colours sharpnes compositie details pov light and framing ,very good tfs Greetings Teunie .

hi wishnu!
very good macro with
great sharpness and
nice lightning
very well done!

Hi Sabine,

This is fantastic, I was scrolling through the archives and this one caught my eye very fast. Absolutely beautiful. :)

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  • ardli Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 5 N: 10] (92)
  • [2007-02-23 5:03]

wunderschöne Makro Foto
gefält mir


wow, die bienen fliegen schon?!
schönes buntes macro mit tollen details,
macht richtig lust auf frühling und mehr! :-)
great job & bis bald, thor.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-25 5:14]

Hi Sabine

Nice to see you back, too!
Sorry to hear you were so busy lately...at least i had a better reasong for my absence from TN :)

Anyway, it's great to hear that all that is over and it's lovely to see some new photos from you!
I see that spring had come to Germany already (it used to be very warm here to up to about 4-5 days ago, when it got very cold again :(( )
The colors and details of this beautiful macro are simply outstanding!
The flash is also very well managed and the DOF is great, keeping everything is very good focus!
Superb job all in all!

Bravo and TTFS

Hi Sabine,
Sharpness is amazing.
Excellent work!


Hello Sabine,
Great shot
wonderful colours,sharpness and composition

Deine Bilder gefallen mir sehr gut
Die Biene ist perfekt in fokus und eine super schärfe
sehr schön

Magnificient picture!! Really a work of art.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-12 15:09]

Hi Sabine,
such a superbs shot of this nature environment.
Excellent clarity of the flower and the bee.
Well composed and excellently presented. The colours are wonderful and the beauty also hold in the smeared face of the bee.
Very pleasant one.


Hi Sabine, What a beauty shot - a real feast! It's a taste of things to come;) Spring will be here soon, can't wait.

Gorgeous colors and great details
Very well done. Awesome pic, more please...

Thanks for sharing.

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