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Gaillardia arisata

Gaillardia arisata
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EFS 17-85 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-07-16 15:06
Viewed: 3011
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

A Bee Pollinating a Brown Eyed Susan or Blanketflower.

If you look closely you can see pollen all over this little Bee. Bees play such an important roll in the lives of plants. Bees have been dying off in the US and Canada and it's a mystery to as why this is happening. There are several theories as to why one quarter of the Bees have died in North America. Bees are precious.

I'm attaching a website if you would like more information.

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Hello Janice,
What a beautiful flower/insect image.
Sharpness, clarity, exposure and DOF are great.
The colors, lighting and details are most wonderful.
Excellent work.
A real beauty to look at.
Thanks for sharing.
Kindest regards,

Hello Janice,
A beautiful image this is as all the main subjects in the pict. are perfectly placed and the detail is magnificent...

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-16 19:49]

Hello Janice

This is super.The palette of colours is warm and well matched.The focus is excellent.the bee looks like it is in seventh heaven.A wonderful composition.TFS


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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-07-16 22:55]

Hi Janice, nicely cropped shot of this bee and it's flower. Good use of your depth of field with excellent colour and detail. Love the pollen on this guy.

Thanks, John

Hello Janice,
Bumblebees must be among the most cuddly insects?
This fellow is well depicted, captured while busy doing the work...
Good colour palette in a fine composition!
Pablo -

Hello Janice,
Very nice composition
wonderful colours and light

Lovely color, BG, and soft light Janice.
Nice details and overall composition also :)
Very easy on the eye, Well done!

Hello Janice!
What a colourful and artistic presentation! I like this small pollinator on this huge flower :)
Colours are very vivid and perfectly saturated, also sharpness and details are very good :)
Best greetings,

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