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Abandoned Home

Abandoned Home
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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: 2007-06-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-06-01 18:54
Viewed: 3265
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Friends, a swarm of bees lived in this tree in our compound for many years.
Finally, they abandoned their home in the first week of May this year.
God knows where they have gone. Maybe there was nothing left for them to survive on.
I shot this picture of the empty honeycomb this morning using my new tripod for the first time.
It somehow feels sad to see the bees gone.

I have posted another picture in the Workshop of the same homeycomb when the bees were still there. It was taken in April of this year, maybe a week or two before they left.

Thanks for looking.

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Hi Ram,
Interesting capture. Nice details of the honey comb, I guess the tripod helps. Nice natural colors. Is this oilpalm tree?


Hi Ram,
Nice observation. The empty nest is well recorded. Sharp with vivid colors. Seem that you happy with your new tripod.
Very well done.

How interesting. We have a bee missing problem here in the US. I see more of them this year than in the past 5 years. I hope this is a good sign for us. Loosing our bees would surely devastate our countries food supply and economy as well.

Your new tripod works well...and I like the earth tones you have created here...as well as succinct and informative notes. We shall hope they are not a warning...

Bob in the Wilderness of the PNW

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-02 1:41]

Hi Ram

A very timely shot - I saw a report on the news yesterday about a mystery disease which has wiped out millions of bees. In some areas of the USA where commercial hives are used to pollinate crops 85% have died. Your bees may have moved, but the disease is global apparently . . .

Nice shot with great colours and detail.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-02 3:35]

Ram Sir sometimes i wonder why people dont look such pictures. Even I love them. It is something like you live in a house and then you vacate. Its a pity. but thats what life is about. Nature.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-02 5:37]
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Hi Ram,
I like the composition of this shot that leaves you searching for the subject for a few seconds.
Well done,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-02 8:26]

Hi Ram,
Feels sad to see an abondoned house anytime. The usual hustle and bustle is missing and the whole lot of activity which goes on is sadly missed. Quite mysterious how they have all forsaken this hive and have definitely started a new one somewhere else. Probably they did get a hint of your coming back to India and have left your house in grief and protest. Good luck with your new tripod.

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