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Copyright: Maurizio Dalla Via (maurydv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3099 W: 115 N: 9490] (36428)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-23 16:18
Viewed: 3082
Points: 54
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nice composition and colors. Good focus

Very interesting point of view, Maurizio.
The bee is smeared with pollen and you have got fine details of it on the subject.
The image is quite sharp and the colours are natural.
All the best.

Hi Maurizio,

Very nice macro image with beautiful colors and most wonderful details.
Very good composition, lovely soft BG color and great clarity at the bee.
Very well done. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-03-23 23:23]

Ciao Maurizio,
you show a beautifully composed picture.
plant structures and the bee become very prominent by your presentation.
Colours are pleasant. The smooth background is completely non-distracting
and fits exactly with respect to its colour.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-03-23 23:44]

Hello Maurizio,
Wonderful and perfect shot. TFS. Regards,

Hello Maurizio,
Splendid macro shot of this bee and beautiful flower with superb clarity, wonderful details, nice sharpness and also perfect DOF. TFS.

Ciao Maurizio,
gran bella composizione e colori stupendi. Ottimo lo sfondo.
Peccato che la testa dell'ape sia un pelo fuori fuoco.

Very beautiful shot!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-24 5:38]

Ciao Maurizio,
Nice POV, composition, focus, sharpness, lighting, colors and details. Grazie,

ciao Maurizio,
ottima macro con colori e dettagli perfetti

dettaglio fantastico ,. no mi riuscirà mai!!!!
ciao anna

hello Maurizio

excellent shot of this bee in working action on that plant,
i love the POV and the vertical framing of your image,
lovely luminosity of your image and warms colours,
great sharpness and details, TFS


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-24 9:40]

Hi Maurizio,

A wonderful macro of this bee and interesting looking plant. Colors, details and background are all very good.


Hola Maurizio,
Good capture from a favourable POV and the DOF provided by f/7.1 put the bee and part of the plant within sharp-focus zone. Saturated colors and the OOF BG completes this fine composition my friend, TFS and cheers,

Gracias por tu amable comentario Maurizio.

Tu fotografía muy interesante por el formato y sobre todo por los colores y la luz, que crean una magnífica y agradable composición.
Por otra parte veo una justa capacidad de campo que impide ver con nitidez la abeja y sí la flor, quizá una f/7.1 algo justa.

Un abrazo: J. Ignasi

Hello Maurizo. Excellent shot with amazing sharpens here. Very colorful and stunning details of the bee. Regards. Jusni

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-25 4:15]

Hello Maurizio,
Beautiful macro work here with excellent colors and detaila. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-25 10:10]

Hi Maurizio.
What a nice close-up with amazing colours, wonderful DOF, great details of the main subject including beautifully reproduced bee. I like superb smooth and colourful BG and perfect vertical composition of the picture. Bravo and TFS.
P.S. I am very pleased with your kind word of comments. Thank you very much.

Excellent light Maurizio. The colours are very beautiful. A note is welcome...
Best regards,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-26 11:48]

Hello Maurizio

A beautiful spring capture.
Wonderful POV,and excellent DOF.
The colours are rich and vibrant.
Spot on focus and lovely sharp details.


Ciao Maurizio, splendida, fuoco perfetto, grande profondità di campo, l'ape è ben ripresa in tutti i dettagli ed il fiore ha dei colori meravigliosi, gran bella macro, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-27 13:40]

Hello Maurizio, very well composed macro with great sharpness, exposure and background. Well done, thanks!


great colours! TFS Ori

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2008-04-20 10:31]

Ciao Maurizio,
great compo, very complete and with a good POV. Lovely colours and good use of light. Focus and sharp are great. Details over the bee and the plant are outstanding. Do yo know what kind of plat is it?
regards, have a nice day and TFS

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-25 10:08]

hello Maurizio
here is successful and colourful close-up working
i like composition, POV, BG, light, colours and details

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-05-09 1:25]

Bonjour Maurizio,
Très belle composition que j'avais ratée. J'aime beaucoup le cadrage et les couleurs très naturelles de cette image.
Meilleures salutations

Hallo Maurizio
You succeeded in something that I am trying for a long time now. A capture of a bee on a flower, but also a bee in focus. This is truly a colourful and most beautiful image. The clarity of the details of both the flower and the bee is super. A lovely close up with great focus and great sharpness. I love the way you filled the frame with the subject, this way bringing it closer to the eye, making it more visible to appreciate the finer details, and here I especially refer to the fine body hairs. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Ciao Maurizio!
questa piccola ape se la sta godendo per benino! L'hai colta nel momento più opportuno.. con perfetta maestria.
I colori sono bellissimi, come la definizione... le ali dorate sono rese più che perfettamente.
Grazie per tutti i commenti.

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