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Tiny bee

Tiny bee
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Copyright: marie christine guegan (mariki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Samsung digimax D103
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hymenoptera [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-20 1:09
Viewed: 3447
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Tiny bee (I guess Lasioglossum sp.) on Dog Rose.

The sweat bee genus Lasioglossum is one of the largest of all bee genera, containing several hundred species in numerous subgenera worldwide. They are highly variable in size, coloration, and sculpture; among the more unusual variants, some are cleptoparasites, some are nocturnal, and some are oligolectic ("specialist pollinators"). (source wikipedia)

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Hello Marie,

I am proud to be your neighbour today.
Nice composition from these bee.


Hi Marie,

Nice compusure and colours on this image. One can see that he is busy with his job of pollination. I am allergic to bee stings so I do not go this close to them.



Hi Marie!
Great work! Yours and this bee ;)
Good composition and details.

Hi Marie, what a colourfull and perfectly focused macro shot with great clarity, nice DOF and POV.
TFS and Cheers,

Goodmorning/ Goedemorgen Marie,

A sharp intake of those bee. The fun of this beautiful floral composition, I think that the so full of pollen and is apparently still not enough. The shades between the yellow of the pestle and flour wires with the purple background is magnificent. Beautiful macroshot.

Een haarscherpe opname van deze honingbij. Het leuke van deze mooie fleurige compositie vind ik dat de bij zo vol met stuifmeel zit en nog kennelijk niet genoeg heeft. De kleurschakering tussen het geel van de stampers en meeldraden met de paarse violetachtige achtergrond is schitterend.

Mooie macropname.

Groeten en TFS BOB

Hello Marie,
Excellent macro shot with superb details,
very well done,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-20 3:29]

Salut Marie,vraiment une belle photo,l'insect n'es pas une beaute' de la nature,mais dans cette spectaculaire rose avec des couleurs incroyables tout change!! Mes compliments,un tres belle idee' et une parfaite realisation!1 Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-08-20 4:45]

Bonjour Marie Christine,
Image très colorée aujourd'hui et contrastant bien avec celle de hier. J'aime bien le cadrage que tu as choisi. Ces petites abeilles sont vraiment intéressantes à observer, mais malheureusement très difficiles à identifier.
Bon après-midi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-20 12:36]

Hello Mariki,
For such a small bee the capture of this Sweat Bee is sharp and taken from a fine POV. Nice contrast and composition among the stamens of a Dog Rose.
TFS this beauty,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-20 12:50]

Hello Marie,
I like the side view of this small Bee showing the legs covered with pollen. Good focus and fine sharp details. It seems to be really enjoying itself! Lovely colours too and well composed.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-08-20 13:00]

Bonjour Marie Christine
Quelles couleurs....
Très belle prise, superbes couleurs et bonne netteté, image bien cadrée, une très belle réussite.
Amicalement Robi

Ciao Marie Christine,
bellissima macro, bellissima composizione con l'insetto immerso nel mare di polline, ottimi dettagli, splendidi i colori e la luminosità.
TFS. Maurizio

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-08-20 14:09]

Hello Marie!

Really tiny bee. Great composition with flower's petals and very good violet/yellow colours.

Hello marie,
the size of posting is perfect to view all the details in the shot!
very nice composition and very pleasant!
well done

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-08-20 21:31]

Hello Marie,

This is a very good close-up of the insect. Lights and shadows makes great varaety of color tones. I am impressed by the way you rendered them in your photo. Well chosen DOF showing clear details of insect and part of the flower.

Thank you for sharing,

There is such a variety of bees in the world and you have presented a different species in this picture, Marie.
The subject is in sharp focus and goes well with the background colours of the flower it is perched on.
TFS and regards.

Hi Mariki,

Another fine macro, wonderful detail and brilliant color and an informative note.


Hi Marie,
A nice capture of this beautiful bee. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Buena ampliación Marie de este minúsculo insecto con presiosos detalles a su alrededor como esos bellos estambres y pistilos amarillos del primer plano. Un bello conjunto.
Saludos: J. Ignasi

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-09-08 12:53]

hi Marie Christine,
this picture is one of the best you made, I like so much the composition and the great colours, really very, very nice, brava
kind regards

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