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Amegilla garrula - New species for TN

Amegilla garrula - New species for TN
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Copyright: Melania Marchi (ikonta) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21 W: 16 N: 172] (732)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D, Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-09-16 9:06
Viewed: 6037
Points: 48
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Amegilla garrula. New species for TN

Class: Hexapoda
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Anthophoridae
Genus: Amegilla
Species: A. garrula

Amegilla garrula, female.
This is a Hymenoptera of the family Anthophoridae that has been colored with yellow bands on the abdomen instead of white as usual (Amegilla quadrifasciata, albigena etc.). And always on the abdomen, clear hairs mixed with those blacks.

horias, Luis52, Gert-Paassen, Alex99, maurydv, CatherineD, flashpoint, marianas, Miss_Piggy, ramthakur, paolo49, Amelia has marked this note useful
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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-09-16 9:12]

Hi Melania
Warm congratulation for this great post!
Perfect details and colors of your Amegilla garrula !
Good POV and great blurred BG.
Again, congratulation for first TN post!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-09-16 9:20]

Hola Melania.
Un Macro de alta definicion y calidad, finos detalles en la imagen, exelente pose.
Felicidades Melania.

Hi Melania,

also a new specie, I had thart yesterday.
Good sharp image with lots of details and fine colours.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-09-16 9:35]

Hi Melania.
Stunning macro shot of a nice hoverfly. It is looked on a wonderful flower perfectly. POV as well as framing (cropping) are great. Details are superb. Bravo. Well done.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-16 9:51]

Splendid photo, congratulations!

Ciao Melania
incredibili i dettagli in questa macro di altissima qualitą al di lą dell'interesse per una nuova specie per TN, magnifici i colori, mi piace il punto di ripresa "aggressivo" e perfetta la messa a fuoco selettiva.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 991 W: 27 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-09-16 9:58]

Hello Melania
Excellent macro work....
Thanks for sharing

Congratulations Melania for this 1st on TN!
This is an outstanding capture, with fantastic details and colours. The large green eyes are very special. Beautiful background too. TFS. Warm regards,

Ciao Melania. Complimenti per la novitą e per la superba qualitą. Macro strepitosa.


I always love the brave use of wide aperture settings! And this shot is not an exception! Somehow, the shallow dept of field create fantastic 3D dimensional feeling! Great job!
George Veltchev

altra macro molto dettagliata tratta dal tuo ricco archivio..ottima la definizione e piacevoli i dettagli di questo imenottero dagli occhi verdi
buona serata Melania sERGIO

What a great shot Melania!!!
Details and colors are perfect!
Great new capture for TN!

Ciao Melania, dettagli strepitosi, colori fantastici e splendida nitidezza, grande prima su TN per questa specie di apacchiona, complimentissimi, brava, ciao Silvio

Hola Melania

Una macro de una calidad excelente y perfecta nitidez. un buen POV que has conseguido. Felicidades.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5084 W: 166 N: 13009] (48434)
  • [2010-09-16 10:57]

Hello Melania,
Fantastic photo of this novelty, congratulations. Superb sharpness and details. Taken from a very good POV. Splendid bright colours. Very nice OOF BG.

Hello Melania,
Impressive quality and excellent details, colours, POV, DOF. Well done!

Hallo Melania
You really have a great selection of images in your gallery, the one more beautiful than the other and this one of the Amegilla garrula is no exception. Not only is the colours striking and catches the eye, but the details of this insect captured with preciseness and clarity, in particular the fine hairs that covers the paws. Something else that has caught my attention is the clarity of the pollen dust and also the fact that the insect has only one antenna. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

waouh !
C'est extra ordinaire
Bravo - bravo

A brilliant macro, Melania.
The focus on the face is unbelievable.
Hats off to you for your extraordinary professional skills.
Best regards.

Ciao Melania,la composizione e il POV sono fantastici,bellissimi anche i colori,forse hai tirato un po' troppo lo sharp in PP e sui peli si vede un po' troppo..comunque un'ottima macro.Buona giornata,LUCIANO

Ciao Melania,
Splendida immagine con dettagli luce e sfonto incredibili. Perfetta la MAF ed il POV. Un saluto, Paolo

Magnķfico trabajo Melania. Gran nitidez y preciosos detalles
a pesar de la gran ampliación que hiciste. Los complementos
de la flor muy oportinos y artķsticos.
Saludos y buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

I wanted to comment on this excellent macro for two days and had bookmarked this! this is a top class macro and i believe the basic parameter that a macro shot should have is details , coz here if you take well you can show details which are not usually visible to the naked eye! and you have shown us how to do it and i think ppl should take note of it .

Hello Melania,
This is a marvellous photo - absolutely superb details, particularly round the head. Excellent focus and BG.

Greetings, Amelia

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