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Green Hunger

Green Hunger
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D3100, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-24 22:13
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Points: 10
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Found this beauty near my house. I assume it to be an Agapostemon.

The genus Agapostemon is a common group of Western hemisphere sweat bees of generally green or blue appearance (head and thorax always, sometimes also the abdomen in some females). There are some 45 species in the genus, ranging from Canada to Argentina. They superficially resemble various members of the tribe Augochlorini, which are typically metallic greenish in appearance. Members of this genus are commonly referred to as metallic green bees.

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To Miss_Piggy: Bee or Waspshirgold 1 02-25 07:07
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Hallo Shir
A beauty this is indeed, and what it is I do not know, I thought it to be a Cuckoo wasp, but my knowledge is not that good. What I do know and can tell you that this is a striking macro, with gorgeous colours and some splendid details captured. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-02-25 14:13]

Hello Shir,
What an attractive image of this pretty little Sweat Bee. You have captured some fine detail and good DOF even with an f/3.2 aperture. Colors look vivid, yet natural and the exposure is right on the money. Great notes. Well done!!

Impressive macro Shir! Good composition and great sharpness! The metallic green colour is fantastic.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-26 9:57]

Hi Shir,
Fantastic colours with excellent details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-03 9:01]

Hi Shir.
Brilliant close-up with amazing colours, great details (lens is really superb as well as your work)/ Jnly horizontal orientation of the image is disputable a little bit. My compliments and kind regards.

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