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Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee
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Copyright: angela LL (angela926) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 470 W: 19 N: 798] (3083)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, EF28-135 f3.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99's favorite shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-13 21:03
Viewed: 3000
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Bumble Bee at Wampus Brook Park in North Castle New York.

A bumblebee (or bumble bee) is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae; there are over 250 known species primarily occurring in the Northern Hemisphere.

Bumblebees are social insects that are characterized by black and yellow body hairs, often in bands. However, some species have orange or red on their bodies, or may be entirely black[1]. Another obvious (but not unique) characteristic is the soft nature of that hair (long, branched setae), called pile, that covers their entire body, making them appear and feel fuzzy. They are best distinguished from similarly large, fuzzy bees by the form of the female hind leg, which is modified to form a corbicula; a shiny concave surface that is bare, but surrounded by a fringe of hairs used to transport pollen (in similar bees, the hind leg is completely hairy, and pollen grains are wedged into the hairs for transport).

Like their relatives the honey bees, bumblebees feed on nectar and gather pollen to feed their young.

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Hi Angela
Great close up!! Very sharp, lots of detail, great color and good exposure. Very nice job!!

Hi Angela,
This is an excellent macro shot!
I like your POV, quality of detail, and the composition made with all that little white flowers.
Well done and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Hi, Angela,

very nice composition!! the bee and the flowers match well with each other - and this creates a wonderful, peaceful scene. thanks for sharing.

Man Yee

Hola Angela,
Bonita captura con excelente definición y detalles, bonita luz y color, saludos
José Ramón

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6553 W: 89 N: 15640] (65417)
  • [2008-08-14 4:16]

Hi Angela,very nice point of view and perfects details and sharpness,not easy to take so perfectly in a white background,my best compliments,Luciano

Ciao Angela,
bellissima macro, eccellenti POV e composizione con la posa su questo bel "tappeto" di foiorellini, ottima la definizione dei dettagli con una perfetta messa a fuoco, molto belli i colori.
TFS. Maurizio

good capture i find bees hard to photograph well tfs

hello Angela

excellent close-up shot of this insect, fine POV, DOF and framing,
excellent desnity of the colours, excellent sharpness and details,



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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-14 22:49]

Hi Angela.
Brilliant picture of a very nice scene. Exposure and reproduction of white and dark tones are outstanding as well as POV, composition and framing of the image. I like superb DOF and reflection of plenty nice details and features of the insect and fine flowers. My congratulation. Great job.

Hi Angela,
This is a good composition with agreeable tones of colors and excellent choice of DOF. I might I have run some parts of the background (that I find a little noisy) in Neat Image but it remains a very nice capture. Thanks,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-16 20:23]

Hello Angela, well done on that very good nature shot, good focus, very nice light and exposure, good job!


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-08-28 12:48]

merhaba angela
well close-up capture of these beautiful flower and bumble bee
i like composition, POV, DOF, colours and sharpness

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