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Copyright: Roland Bassin (rbassin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 2 N: 109] (1631)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-11-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony SLT A77V, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX 100 Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-11-01 13:15
Viewed: 1597
Points: 11
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
une fleur de lierre et la rencontre de deux insectes: une guêpe et une abeille
L'abeille domestique (apis mellifera) mesure entre 11 à 13mm. Son corps est trapu, velu et son abdomen ligné de bandes noires
Les guêpes sont des hyménoptères dont la taille varie entre 11 et 18mm. A la différence de l'abeille, ces insectes ont une pilosité faible, une couleur jaune vive avec des lignes noires très marquées et un abdomen clairement distinct du thorax (apiculteur.ch)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-11-01 16:13]

Salut Roland,seulement un peu en oversharp mais surement une excellente capture,pas facile avoir des bons details sur l'abeille en vol comme les tiens,composition trea agreable a regarder aussi. Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Hi Roland
Very good POV. Thanks a lot for posting it.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-11-01 18:19]

Hello Roland,
This is definitely not an easy shot to capture, yet you made it look easy. Your fast 1/1000 of a second was a wise choice for your shutter speed. Both wasp and bee are in sharp focus and displayed against a lovely blue BG. Nice DOF and just the right amount of exposure.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-11-02 12:44]

Hello Roland,
Very nice photo in fine sharpness and beautiful saturated colors. Taken from an excellent POV. Good timing.

Hello Roland,
I appreciate the way you have chosen this POV; it proves you like to do experiment. Well captured this flying insect (sorry, not sure what is it. Hornet? May be or not!) against such blue sky.
Sharpness is bit high, in my test. Flying insect's sting got hallows. Even you notice carefully, you could see even flower has lost its natural saturation; glossiness and looks bit whitish powder all over; due to HIGH SHARPNESS.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-11-03 12:20]

Hi Roland
Difficult conditions but a good result. Interesting encounter between these two insects.


Hello Roland – Very pleasant picture of this confrontation between those two insects; it is not frequent to see that. Excellent, view showing us all the details of the two insects in full flight. Colours properly caught. Many details perceptible. Excellent view on the sky

Technical achievement

• Excellent focus on the subject: insects as well as flower
• Perfect exposure with an appropriate choice of aperture/speed and iso speed rating
• Perfect depth of field and sharpness
• Good contrast
• Excellent sharpness showing good details of the insects
• Precise white balance and exact colour rendering for the butterfly
• Excellent perception of the movement of the insects in the sky around the flower and excellent rendering of the opened wings
• Excellent rendering of the movement of the insects
• Good post processing without any excess
• Good background and pleasant rendering of the sky


• Interesting picture showing both the insects; good capture
• Good presentation with simplicity
• Efficient framing and composition with an appropriate disposition

Thank you for the sharing.

Have a good day.


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