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Western honey bee

Western honey bee
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K5, Sigma EX APO Macro 180 mm F/3.5 IF, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-21 10:38
Viewed: 2825
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Genus: Apis
Species: A. mellifera
Binomial name: Apis mellifera

The Western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee. The genus Apis is Latin for "bee", and mellifera comes from Latin melli- "honey" and ferre "to bear"—hence the scientific name means "honey-bearing bee". The name was coined in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus who, realizing that the bees do not bear honey, but nectar, tried later to correct it to Apis mellifica ("honey-making bee") in a subsequent publication. However, according to the rules of synonymy in zoological nomenclature, the older name has precedence. As of October 28, 2006, the Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium fully sequenced and analyzed the genome of Apis mellifera.
In 2007 media attention focused on colony collapse disorder, a decline in European honey bee colonies in a minority of regions of North America.

More info @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_honey_bee

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Hallo Thijs,

een mooie macro van deze bij en bloem.
Goede scherpte en detailering met mooi vage achtergrond.
Prachtige natuurlijke kleuren.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-07-21 12:27]

Hi Thijs,
Gorgeous light and colours,good composition and sharpness details.
Background are nice too.
Very good work.
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-21 14:38]

Hallo Thijs,
Erg mooie scherp gedetailleerde foto van deze bij. Prachtig in beeld gebracht in deze compositie. Fantastisch mooie egale achtergrond. De contrasterende kleuren van de bloem zijn ook prachtig.

nice macro of the insect. good background. nice color shades. thanks for sharing.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-22 7:34]

Hi Thijs.
Very beautiful macro shot with clean and fine sharp details. Super green blurred background. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend.
Best regards

Hello Thijs,
Great image of a very nice and popular insect.
The details, colors and clarity are perfect.
Thanks for sharing!

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