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Copyright: Jose Reynaldo da Fonseca (nofer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F828, Carl Zeiss - 28 - 200mm f2-2,2, Memory Stick PRO 4GB, Hoya Close-Up 58mm +4
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-01 21:15
Viewed: 15428
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
Says the dictionaries:
"Arapuã - (Tupi) - Bee that makes the round nest" (Tupi = indigenous language of Brazil)
Some Brazilian members already put picture of them, see for instance: Arapuã- click here
Actually she doesn't possess sting, as she has the body usually covered of resin (probably extracted of the tree pinus) she ends if coiling in the hair (mainly the long ones!) and when trying to liberate it ends up producing a buzzing and scaring and inconveniencing the people!!!
Your visit is important and comments also! Thank you.

The covered body for resin has the effect of reflecting the light of the flash and that causes undesirable shines.

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Hi Jose,
An excellent macro shot. The exposure is spot on. The colors are superb, and detail is very sharp. A really superb shot!

beautiful shot with this interesting bee. Interesting note. I didn't know that stingless bees exist.

Regards, Petru


A great macro pic , i like the exposure.

note is very usefull, "stingless bees"!!! that is news to me, thanks


Good sharp photo, displaying good detail. A well composed pic. TFS, Sheriff.

Olá josé,
se não estou enganado, por aqui ela é conhecida como abelha "cachorro", não me pergunte porque...
Boa foto, parabéns!!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-02 12:15]
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Hello Jose!
Very nice close up.Lighting,framing,POV
and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-02-02 20:56]

José Reynaldo, mais uma foto muito bacana.

Excelente macro.

Gosto muito da nitidez e das cores. A composição está ótima.

O fundo evidencia o inseto.


Excelente macro, Reynaldo,
aí vai mais uma do regionalismo. Conheço esta abelha com o nome de Arapuá e não Irapuã.
Elas têm uma predileção pelos cabelos.
Ainda bem que não picam.
Vou dizer de novo. Os detalhes da macro estão surpreendentes.

interesting detail, I don't feel it is as tack sharp as it could be. Still great - points later

a macro está absolutamente fantástica com umas boas cores e uns óptimos detalhes!
Boa nota!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-02-16 8:38]

Olá Reynaldo,
this is a wonderful macro, excellent POV and sharp details. Nice composition.
Thank you for sharing.

Hello Jose,
Very nice close up with sharp and clear image. Great compositon, pov, and dof. Well done and TFS.

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