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Bumble Bee


Bumble Bee
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Copyright: Manoj Krishna (manoj85) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 11] (126)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL XSi 450D, Sigma APO DG 70-300 1:4-5.6 Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-27 22:17
Viewed: 3262
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bumblebees are social insects that are characterized by black and yellow body hairs, often in bands. However, some species have orange or red on their bodies, or may be entirely black.[1] Another obvious (but not unique) characteristic is the soft nature of the hair (long, branched setae), called pile, that covers their entire body, making them appear and feel fuzzy. They are best distinguished from similarly large, fuzzy bees by the form of the female hind leg, which is modified to form a corbicula; a shiny concave surface that is bare, but surrounded by a fringe of hairs used to transport pollen (in similar bees, the hind leg is completely hairy, and pollen grains are wedged into the hairs for transport).

Like their relatives the honey bees, bumblebees feed on nectar and gather pollen to feed their young.


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Excelente encuadre y una gama de colores muy especial que crea una bella y "galáctica" atmósfera. Bien enfocada.
Saludos Manoj: J. Ignasi.

I loved the colors and framing. Congratulations ...

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