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"The Collector"

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Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR, 67mm UV filter
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Purple Obsession 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-12 6:46
Viewed: 3537
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
European Honey Bee or Western Honey Bee
Apis mellifera

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Apoidea
Family: Apidae
Subfamily: Apinae
Tribe: Apini
Genus: Apis
Species: A. mellifera

Click Here For More Info On The Honey Bee

The European honey bee or western honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee. The genus Apis is Latin for "bee", and mellifera comes from Greek melli- "honey" and ferre "to bear" — hence the scientific name means "honey-bearing bee". The name was coined in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus who, realizing that the bees do not bear honey, but nectar, tried later to correct it to Apis mellifica ("honey-making bee") in a subsequent publication. However, according to the rules of synonymy in zoological nomenclature, the older name has precedence. As of October 28, 2006, the Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium fully sequenced and analyzed the genome of Apis mellifera.

In 2007 media attention focused on Colony Collapse Disorder, a decline in European honey bee colonies in a minority of regions of North America.


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Luz y enfoque magníficos Jim.
Mucha nitidez en toda la imagen y unos colores muy reales.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

hello Jim
splendid scene and exceptional attribution of colours with very good details, in order to I find also a negative point,a little noisy background? but do not spoil the result!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-12 11:13]

Hi Jim. This is a fine close up of the Bee just coming into land on the flower. It has a lot of pollen on it legs already. Good detail and bright colours. TFS.

hello Jim

an excellent photo of the bee on work over his flower,
shot with fine POV and i love the way everything is framed
on the image, fine focus excellent sharpness and details,
and a very beautiful luminosity, TFS


Hi and Good Morning Jim,

Wonderful and flawless close-up. The colours, BG, POV/DOF, composition and clarity are all excellent.
TFS and have a nice WE!


Hallo Jim
This is such a pleasant and welcoming image. The lilac colour of the flower’s petals is my favourite and it comes across so soft and almost fragile. The hairy anthers with its yellow tips are really special and very dainty. The movement captured of the bee’s wings is beautiful and the fine features of this humming insect are captured with great clarity and detail. Thanks for sharing this joyful image. Best regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-12 22:50]

Hello Jim,
A superb capture!
A great macro of this worker bee busy 'beeing' a collector of pollen from what looks like a species of Trillium flower.
The sharpness is fantastic in this well-timed shot and the lighting and composition are great.
Thanks and have a great weekend,

Hello Jim! Nice shot, very funny colours, wonderful exposure and capture. Good sharpness. Well done!

Ciao Jim, lovely bury bee on a beautiful flower, fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and good details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-11-18 17:24]

Hi Jim,
the beauty of the scene is so nicely shown. The small flowwers in nice purples is pretty and exciting.
The glow on the bee is so lively. Superbs presentation in its natural feels and mood.


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