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Hairy Footed flower bee

Hairy Footed flower bee
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1185 W: 87 N: 2161] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100, Cokin 58mm close-up +4
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-10 16:42
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well it may look like a bumble but the brief referance in my book and this one on the net ESSEX FIELD CLUB web site say it is a Spring or Hairy Footed Flower Bee. A bee that is seen only in the early part of the year, up till the middle of june. How common it is ,is anybodies guess, it is thought to be much under reported so it is probably fairly common at this time of the year.If you find it they have a reporting form on the web site.
Have a look at the web link for the few extra details, unless you can point me in the direction of more information.
levels, USM and crop, use save to web to reduce file size to just below TN maximum 200k
Hope you think being black and hairy is cute.

PDP, JeanMichel, naki, puffy, Paulosousa, red45, Runnerduck, AndyB has marked this note useful
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To naki: Thank you NakiRobbrown 1 04-11 12:25
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Not sure about black and hairy being cute but the picture is an excellent capture of the bee at work.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-10 16:56]

I certainly haven't seen one this year. Lovely shot Rob, nice composition and very nice detials. Great job.

Bumble bees are here for about one week, but your note makes me think there are some of these also. I'll check it. Your photo is very good, as they are not easy to catch as sharp and well detailed. Well done, Bob! Thanks for the link.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-04-10 17:52]

Excelent capture and well done on the deatils and composition.


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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-04-10 18:06]
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It can be a queen Robert. Queens of the wild bees are the only ones we can see at the early spring.
Very detailed shot with a good PoV.
Well done.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-04-10 19:15]

Look like the bee is too heavy for the flower.. :) great details and well composed. Well done, thanks for sharing

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-10 21:15]

Robert, simply perfect: excellent sharpness, pov and composition.

The blurred bg is great too.


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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-04-11 2:35]

Just perfect... Nice colors and a unike sharpness on this little bee...Good background and I love the purple flower as well... TFS... Ina...

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1462 W: 74 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2005-04-11 4:00]

Excellent details and good POV & DOF on this one Rob. Very well composed. Well done!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2638 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-04-11 4:02]

Fat one Rob :-) I saw few of this kind this year in Botanical Garden. Nice capture, datailed and with good composition. Pity that light isn't very good. Overall - I like subject and your photo!

A superb capture Rob, great composition.
I don't think I've seen one of these, will keep a look out. Great note.
Thanks for posting.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-04-12 2:53]

Excellent capture.
Very good composition and detail.
A very interesting bee,I've not seen one.
Great work,well done.

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