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Flying Bee!

Flying Bee!
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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 180 Macro Ex H
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Bees, Flying images, Flying bees [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-28 3:44
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This weekend there was a terrible weather for my plans about macro shots! It all rained and rained…So I send this shot from last week…

Bees (Apoidea superfamily) are flying insects, closely related to wasps and ants. They are adapted for feeding on nectar, and play an important role in pollinating flowering plants, and are called pollinators. Bees have a long tongue that they use in order to obtain the nectar from flowers. Bees have antennae made up of thirteen segments in males and twelve in females. They have two pairs of wings, the back pair being the smaller of the two.

Their legs are modified so that they can gather pollen and the apex of their abdomens are modified into a stinger.You see the red thing on the leg?

There are over 16,000 described species, and possibly around 30,000 species in total. Bees may be solitary, or may live in various sorts of communities. The most advanced of these are eusocial colonies, found among the honeybees and stingless bees.This one is a honeybee…

Interesting thing about bee’s is their mouth anatomy.It is complex. The mandibles (jaws) are suspended from the head at the sides of the mouth. They are used in handling objects, manipulating pollen and in contact with other bees.Their communication system is also very interesting.But I’ll write it in an another bee shot! The front of the mouth is composed of a wide plate or labrum. A proboscis is formed by bringing together several lower mouth parts. The two maxillae and the median labium (a movable flap) form the proboscis which is the tube used for feeding on nectar.

Nikon D70
2005/02/25 11:54:39.7
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 185mm F/3.5 D
Focal Length: 185mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/640 sec - F/6.3
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: Manual
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Noise Reduction: OFF

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-02-28 4:01]

Yes, flying insects. I know how hard is take good picture of one of them. But you did it very good. Colorfull, sunny and with sharp bee. I like it!

uçanları böyle yakalamak için kesinlikle aranızda gizli bir anlaşma olmalı. ben çekmeye kalktığımda hemen niyeti bozup çiçek yerine bana yöneliyorlar ;)
gözüm doğrudan arıya kilitlendiğinden alttaki boşluk biraz fazla geldi ama yine de siz bana bakmayın, kıskançlıktan çamur atıyorum.
elinize, gözünüze sağlık.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-02-28 4:23]

Hi Sebnem good shot of the bee. They aren't the easiest to catch. Well done.

I write you one more time - I love summer on your pictures!
Great action-picture Sebnem. Congrats!

  • Great 
  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-02-28 4:47]

Great flying bee shot Sebnem, great colour and nice detail of the bee. I had try many shots of bee, so far, I haven't success yet. Well done!

İkincidir yazıyorum yazdıklarım yok.Çok başarılı bir aksiyon Tebrikler..

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1462 W: 74 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2005-02-28 6:42]
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Wow, you manged to shoot a flying bee (or is it a wasp?). Well done! TFS!

Good capture, I would crop the bottom cause it's not very useful.
Well done.

two thumbs up for your patience....the moment is great.

  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-28 14:16]

Very nice shot Sebnem, the composition and sharpness are great, although cropping some off the bottom is a good idea. Lovely details. Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-02 12:20]
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Sebnem, I do know how difficult it is to shoot these kinds of shots. You did great here. Beautiful colors in this great moment.

The workshop is better in my opinion.

Hi Şebnem!
Wonderful flying bee shot!
Colors are vivid and nice.
I think,you should crop the lower part!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-11 7:57]
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Sorry Sebnem, I have no time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smily.
Day thought: Who is God, otherwise an eternal Child playing an eternal Game in an eternal Garden. (Sri Aurobindo)
Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

Hi Sebnem,
This is a very nice and colorful bee shot.
What attracted me is the fact that you captured the bee while it was flying, which is extremely difficult !
The sharpness is great and we can see the hair of the bee.
The light is perfect and the exposure is very good.
As you said, the cropped version in the workshop section is far better.
Bravo !

Hi Şebnem,

I wonder how long you have waited to get this shot:). Very nice..

  • Great 
  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-01-21 15:51]

Hi Sebnem,
This is very good shot, great timing and exposure,
excellent position of the bee (facing flower).
Well done and thanks

great Macro, excellent POV and wonderful sharp details!
Thanks Ana:)

Bonjour Sebnem
Une excellente photo en macro,les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails.. Félicitations pour la belle composition.

Merci et bravo...JP

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  • Aliza Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 3] (98)
  • [2006-09-01 6:43]
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Fotografin güzelligini ifade edecek kelime bulmakta zorlaniyorum. Netlik, renkler, minik arinin pozisyonu, ayagindaki kirmizi kisim, yapraklarin tüyleri, hepsi birbirinden güzel ve kusursuz fotograflanmis, tebrikler!
Ellerinize saglik.

The workshop version is EXCELLENT. However, YOU,YOU
did the "original"; & that's how the ws version came about.
It is NOT EASY to shoot a high speed flying object leave alone a small, tiny bee.
Excellent job. Looks 3D. Excellent notes.
Best regards,

Hi Sebnem,
Very nice picture of bee and flowers. This is a moment well captured. You did well in freezing this bee in action. Light, color, pov, dof all are great. This is a joyous bright sunny day.

Merhaba Sebnem, wonderful flyng bee, great colors and splendid details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-06-07 13:42]

selam sebnem
bu minik ariyi tam da is zamaninda ve havada iken basarili bir sekilde kadrajlamissin
kompozisyon, zamanlama, bakis acisi, renkler, detaylar ve bilgilendirici not harika
eline saglik

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-04 3:01]

Hi Sebnem.
I like your impressive in-flight picture which has presented hard-working bee ate all its beauty. I like the POV, perfect details and sharpness of the insect and nice at whole pictured scene. My best wishes and TFS.

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