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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast
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Copyright: cecilia lazzaro (cecilia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 6 N: 1224] (4630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Digital
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-30 17:30
Viewed: 3442
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red-tailed Bumble Bee
Bombus lapidarius
Length 23mm

A large and familiar species. Appears all-black except for hairs at tip of abdomen which are bright orange-red. After hibernation, female emerges in May and looks for burrow in which to build nest. Common and widespread except in N.

Just a bee, but he looked so good on that flower that I thought he deserved a shot. Hope you like it.


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A common subject, perhaps, but very well captured and presented. Great clarity and depth of field. Pleasing composition. A note telling us more about the bee, the flower, or both would be welcome.

A beautifully detailed shot, nice camera work!


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-31 6:43]

Wow ! I wanted to say here that I appreciate this good and interesting work ! Congratulations Cecilia and thanks for sharing.
PS : the raison of my too short comment is on the forum

Cecilia, very nice capture with great colours and sharpness/dof. Very good composition. TFS.

Nice shot Cecilia,
Good colour, detail and sharpness.
Well composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Sorry for the rushed critique, one of those busy nights!!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-10-31 21:28]

Bonne composition, les couleurs et la netteté sont parfaites.

Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie !

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-11-02 14:46]

Beautiful and artistic close-up!

One more good shot in your collections!
Excellent sharpness and exposure. And the small burst of flash give nice sparkels on its heads and wings. TFS

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