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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-19 6:30
Viewed: 4711
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bee On Red Rose

We used to have a honey-comb on our little fig tree last year. The bees were friendly and I posted quite a few pictures of it last year.
Sadly, it was gone by the time I returned to Riyadh after my summer vacation in September 2006.
Another honey-comb lies hidden between the fronds of a palm tree in our compound. Once in a while, bees from there come to our little garden but there is nothing much in it of their interest except a leaking garden hose from which they drink water occasionally.

The other day I saw one of them getting in and out of a double red rose in the garden. It would disappear into the folds of the flower for long minutes and then come out suddenly and fly away.
I captured it when it suddenly popped out of the folds.
It roamed around on the surface of the flower for a moment and I was able to take a few more macro shots of it.
Here is the one of its appearance from inside the flower.

Exif data:
Nikon D200
2007/04/04 12:51:44.2
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 105mm F/2.8 D
Focal Length: 105mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/250 sec - F/6.3
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain
Auto Flash Mode: Built-in TTL
Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
Color Mode: Mode I (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Auto
Sharpening: Auto
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: On (Normal)

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Hi Sir,
The bee looks quite attractive in the bed of pink.A very colourful presentation.TFS,

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-19 7:55]

bonjour Ram,
l'idée est bonne, cela lui fait un lit douillet. La composition est bonne et la couleur bien vive. Juste un léger manque de DOF sur l'insect.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-19 8:02]

Hi Ram.
Very nice note and amazing art reproduction of the rose together with bee. I usually prefer more sharp images but yours is wonderful in its elegance and colourfulness. Sot is illuminated and composed excellently too. Well done. My best wishes and TFS.

Your framing and composition are very nice, the DOF is excellent. Great exposure and colour.
Best wishes,

Hola Ram,
Bonita toma, el contraste de luz y color es muy bello, la nitidez es buena y la textura excelente. Saludos
José Ramón

Hi Ram,
This is impressive picture. The pink rose is beautifully reproduce. The bee is at the right spot. I like this pov and composition.


this is so good. The intensity of the colour is mind blowing. super action and fine quality.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-19 10:53]

Hello Ram,
This is an artistic and unusual presentation of a Honey Bee. It seems to have an expression of disappointment on its face, having failed to extract much nutrient from its host rose.
Indeed, though roses are pollinated by insects, they don't offer much in return. So I might have titled this 'Bee in the red!', but I have that kind of mind.
Thanks for this one,
Best wishes mf,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-19 11:07]

Hi Ram,

What an interesting shot of the bee on the rose. You really show off the details of the flowers and the insect is having a wonderful time.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-04-19 12:44]

Hi Ram

You have presented with a lovely contrast between the bee and the layers of pink, creating an original and striking shot.


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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-19 13:42]

selam Ram; nice shot of this bee very beatiful colours and POV good despite abit over sunlight TFS well done

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-04-19 13:49]

Very nice shot Ram. Very sharp bee and nice close up in great rose BG.TFS

Hello Ram
Very nice shot of this wonderful bee,
Fantastic BG and POV,
Excellent sharpness and colors,
Superb shot.

Good Luck

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-20 8:37]

Hi Ram,
a burst of color, what a lovely frame filling composition. Very nice work, POV, details and sharpness are wonderful.

Hi Ram, splendid bee on wonderful flowers, great colors and lovely details, very well done, have a nice week end.Ciao Silvio

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