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The Long Horned Bee

The Long Horned Bee
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Copyright: Mehmet Karababa (caspian) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 272 W: 0 N: 387] (1342)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-12
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-12 23:25
Viewed: 3000
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Eucera longicornis (Linnaeus, 1758) - (Long-horned bee)
[in Turk. Uzun antenli arı]
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Hi Mehmet
What a beautiful shot of this two(or three)bees!
Details and colors are fantastic. Great POV and BG.

Çok enteresan bir durum. Üçü bir yerde harika yakalamışsınız Mehmet bey.
Emeğinize sağlık.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-13 0:38]

Great capture today! Wonderful this bees in a great moment!
Details and colors are great!

Merhaba Mehmet bey,
What a busy flower! Must be delicious to attract 3 bees in the same time. I never see such a bee, very interesting long horns. Well done! Have a nice day,

Hi Mehmet,
Looks like the food was for sale at this flower.:) The clarity of your photo is extreemly good which allowed for some excellent details and colors. I don't mind the central composition that much but do feel that a little more DOF would have been nice.

In this pile of bees, it is not certain which one makes the main subject, Mehmet. All the same, it is an interesting composition made from different limbs of three bees on a flower.
Thanks for sharing it and all the best.

Ciao Mehmet. Very good sharp and details with brigh colours. Intersting compo.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-13 5:51]

Merhaba Mehmet,
An excellent macro of a 'ball' of Longhorn Bees. The sharpness, colours, composition on the Centaurea flower and POV contribute to a fine image of a species rarely seen on TN.
Tebrikler ve cok teskkür ederim,

Muchas gracias por tus amables comentarios Mehmet.

Tu toma es de gran claridad; admiro especialmente la claridad del conjunto, tema que no consigo con mi Canon... tengos muchos problemas con las tonalidades que no consigo resolver.

Buena luz y colores, así como una interesante originalidad en la escena.

Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Merhaba Mehmet,
a fantastic and unusual capture of these Long Horned Bees, very good sharpness and splendid natural colours, well composed.
Best regards

Mehn-met bey harika makro. Kimi birini bulmakta zorlanırken siz üçlüsünü yakalamışsınız. Hepsi de çok net. Elinize sağlık.

Benim de daha önce görmediğim ilginç bir arıymış. Herhalde uyku pozisyonuna geçmişler.
Ellerinize sağlık

Ohhh... tomarıyla:) Bu Centurae çiçeğinde iş var:) madem bu arılar için bu kadar atraktif nektarı da leziz olsa gerek.
Harika görüntülemişsin dostum.
Ellerine bve emeğine sağlık.
Selam ve sevgiler.


Hallo Mehmet
Absolutely super photography! Everything in this image is just great. The colours are wonderful, the details greatly displayed, the background pretty and the composition tops. Although one cannot see any of the insects faces, the story of what happened is seen in the photograph. A top quality photograph. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-14 4:16]

Hello Mehmet,
What a mix of horns, wings and stripes on this beautiful pink Centaurea.
There seems to be a great concurrence for this beautiful flower..
Original and beautiful shot.
Kind regards

daha önce dikkatimi çekmemiş olmalı bu güzel uzunantenli veya rastlamadım. harika detaylarla çok güzel bir yakın çekim yapmışsınız Mehmet bey. tebrikler. renkler, pozlama ve kadraj seçimi çok güzel ve başarılı. elinize sağlık.
selam ile iyi geceler.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-06-15 6:28]

Very interesting capture, the bees so many busy on this flower, they almost look like altogether different species. The colorful petals add different dimension to the image. well done. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-15 22:17]

salam Mehmet,
such an exciting composition and very special capture of the bee. Well presented in good view and sharpness. I like the cramped bees on the flower tops, making it stunning and the moment is well captured in great natural beauty.
Well presented and congrats for such a unique shot.


Hi Mehmet

An amazing shot of these 3 bees all trying to get the same food. Good sharpness and comopsition.


Hello Mehmet,

an good macro picture with good sharpness, dof, blurred bg, and details.The only thing are , all the insct aer photographd from above.
You see no heads.
Fine colours.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-20 6:16]

Hello Mehmet,
A brilliant capture of these Long-horned Bees all competing for nectar on the same flower! Excellent and interesting details, beautiful colours and a fine smooth background.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

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