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Apis mellifera L.

Apis mellifera L.
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Copyright: Boguslaw Fikiel (busiekptok) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 39] (405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital, Sigma 100-300 f4.5-5.6 APO DG Macro, CF SanDisk III 1GB
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-02 3:34
Viewed: 4560
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
The Western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee. The genus Apis is Latin for "bee", and mellifera is Greek from meli- "honey" + ferre "to carry" - hence the scientific name means "honey-carrying bee". This is technically wrong, since honey bees carry nectar and produce honey. However, the name was coined in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus who in a subsequent publication tried to correct it to Apis mellifica ("honey-making bee"); according to the rules of synonymy in zoological nomenclature, the older name has precedence. Some people who are unaware of this still use the incorrect subsequent spelling. As of October 28, 2006, the Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium fully sequenced and analyzed the genome of Apis mellifera.

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Hi Boguslaw,
Wonderful composition with magnicifent colors!
Excellent POV, sharpness and contrast.
Impressive the wealth of details.
Thanks for sharing!
My best regards,
José Roberto

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2007-09-04 3:22]

Bardzo pracowity owad, a do tego wyjatkowo pożyteczny. W mojej rodzinie od niepamiętnych czasów pszczelarstwo było obecne w naszym zyciu. w zasadzie zakończyło sie na mojej osobie z powodów czysto obiektywnych. Sentyment pozostał. ładne makro - prawie można pogłaskać tę robotnice po włochatym grzbiecie. bardzo ładna jakość i kolory.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-09-12 9:23]

Hi Boguslaw,
Colors, composition, details and POV look very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

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