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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-31 9:23
Viewed: 5048
Points: 22
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Anthophora affabilis Cresson, 1878

The bee genus Anthophora is one of the largest in the family Apidae, with over 450 species worldwide in 14 different subgenera. They are most abundant and diverse in the Holarctic and African biogeographic regions. All species are solitary, though many nest in large aggregations. Nearly all species make nests in the soil, either in banks or in flat ground; the larvae develop in cells with waterproof linings and do not spin cocoons. Males commonly have pale white or yellow facial markings, and/or peculiarly modified leg armature and hairs. Anthophora individuals can be distinguished from the very similar genus Amegilla by the possession of an arolium between the tarsal claws.

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Paint Shop Pro Photo 11,20
Exposure Time: 1/80
F-Stop: f/10.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2010-07-29 18:41
Metering Mode: Spot
File Size: 103 kb

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Hi Sergio,

Beautiful close-up of this bee
Excellent POV, BG and sharpnes

TFS Thijs

hello Sergio
beautiful coloured picture
great details and a good pose to see this bee very good
greeting lou

IT is a nice capture.
The subject is very interesting. I like very much the eye.
Good sharpness, colours and composition.
Regards, Felipe.

Hello Sergio,
Amazing picture with great colours, excellent details and perfect focus.
Nice capture with lovely green background.

Ciao Sergio. Per me un capolavoro! Guardandola dal punto di vista di MF forse un po' tenera.


Ciao Sergio, ottima composizione soggetto e sfondo, ottimi colori, peccato forse un attimo di micromosso. Un saluto, Paolo

Ciao Sergio,
Eloquence totale!
Proximity totale!
Un disallineamento molto leggero de DOF in testa, ma a chi importa? Avete completato l'arte foto!
Buon lavoro!
Saluti, Buona Domenica per voi!

Hi Sergio. super macro photo of this bee!
Details, POV and composition are impressive.
Best regards

Hello Sergio,
Very cute bee resting on a grass. Nice colour and composition. Congratulations for finding the ID! Cheers,

Nice one Sergio!
The whole photo is impressive but that eye is spectacular.
I've never seen a bee quite like this before.
Excellent work.

ciao sergio. wow che bella foto ! nitidezza perfetta e colori molto naturali. mi piace molto. grazie. catia.

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