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Is there anybody inside?

Is there anybody inside?
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-07
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-26 5:06
Viewed: 4311
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hey - a flower from space?
Or a water-plant?
Is there anybody inside???

This brave bee was looking to get inside of this strange looking flower - with success as I watched.

It's the flower of the Cannonball-Tree (Couroupita guianensis). It is so-called because of its brown cannon ball-like fruits.
So if you see one - be careful that no fruit will fall on your head ...

If you are interested, here is another shot of the flower - more open - from me on TL.

Enjoy the day

anel, fyapici, PaulH, red45, CeltickRanger, hansh, anemone, siggi, eng55, JoseMiguel, amanengone, jaycee, boreocypriensis, Pitoncle has marked this note useful
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Hi Wishnu,
A photo artistic, almost a poem! thank you very much for sharing it, is technically perfect. Good job! very attractive to the eye!
TFS & Saluti,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-26 5:15]

Hallo Sabine,
Ich dachte gerade, die Biene sieht unseren europäischen nicht ähnlich..ja, wenn das Bild aus Thailand stammt, nicht verwunderlich! Sehr exotische Pflanze auch! Beides in einer feinen Komposition zusammengebracht, wie Du es so gut kannst.
Feines Posting mit schönen Farben und bester Bidschärfe, wie immer.
Herzlich grüsst

Hallo Sabine,

What an interesting flower this is? Nevermind the bee, I interest in the flower. Like a strange creature. The bee must be really brave.

Bravo and TFS,

Vielen Grüße

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-26 5:49]

Hi Sabine,
indeed a very special close up that gives an exciting and excellent details of the flower as well as the bee.
The sharpness is superbs and that is so stunning.
The beauty is so well expressed and well rendered.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-26 5:53]

Hello Sabine
Wonderful composition, colors and excellent details

Ciao Sabine, lovely busy bee on a splendid flower, fantisc colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-26 6:39]

Hello Sabine,
A great photo from last Spring. Amazing colours in flower as wel as in bee and BG. Excellent sharpness and details. Very good composition, POV and DOF.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2010-01-26 7:02]

Hi Sabine, well composed image showing alot of colour and detail, the DOF is perfect an the exposure well managed - great shot, well done.

Hi Wishnu.
Interesting and very good image and wonderful title of yours picture.Congratulations.
The flower look great.
Best greetings.Alin.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-26 7:13]

What a great macro!
Wonderful details and colors!
Sharpness is amazing!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-01-26 7:29]

Hello Sabine!

For me it looks like rather some specie from coral reef. Great shape and colours, very exotic from european point of view :-) You captured interesting scene, in SF movie poor bee would be eaten soon :-)

hello Sabine

an excellent and very beautiful photo, for the bee it would be
environmental photo, fine POV and the way the bee is framed
on the image, superb focus sharpness and details, very beautiful
warm luminosity and colour tones, TFS


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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-26 7:47]

Hello Sabine.

this looks like a mixture from above and underwater.
Splendid colors, great of sharpness and a lovely POV.
I like it very much.

Gr. Hans

Hi Wishnu. Nice shot of this bee.
Details, composition and your POV are great.
Kind regards,

Amazing macro Sabine!
Excellent colors and composition and perfect sharpness! Very strange plant, which remind me some coral. Well done! Cheers,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-26 12:20]

Hallo Sabine,
reizende Sicherung der Biene die auf der Blume den Nektar genießt, das Bild ist sehr scharf mit guten Details, und gesättigten Farben.
Liebe Grüße Siggi

This is fantastic Sabine, no wonder that bee is more than a little curious, that strange and beautiful flower looks like a reversed live Nautilus from here, with a lot of "tentacles" lookind for some morsel to eat out there! THanks indeed for this astonishing scene my friend!

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-01-26 13:23]

Hallo Sabine!

Du zeigst uns ein sehr schönes Bild, das trotz künstlichem Licht auch durch seine Farben gefällt. Die Komposition mit der Biene auf der rechten unteren Seite ist ausgezeichnet. Zudem gefällt mir die bei uns unbekannte Blume sehr.

Liebe Grüsse


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-26 13:43]

Hi Sabine,
Very beautiful,colourful close up.Sharpness,clarity,composition and details are wonderful.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

Hi Sabine,
These are for sure one of the more exotic and beautiful flowers I've ever seen.
You've got and outstanding shot here, so sharp and clear, plenty of info to look at.
So good the inclusion of the bee trying to get into it.
Great work and thanks for share,

Hello Sabine.

Congratulations for this interesting and original photography. It is accompanied by an original and humorous caption. The technical quality of the photograph is one of the best. Perhaps a bit of overexposure of the white flower.

Again, congratulations for this photograph.

Thank you for the sharing. See you soon on treknature for other pictures.

All the best.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-26 15:30]

Hi Sabine,

I love your title for this most interesting picture. The bee looks so inquisitive and the flower is fascinating. Colors are extraordinary making the picture look like a work of modern art.


Hi my BEF Sabine:)

Great and well-fit title:) Amusing one indeed. This is realy a spectacular flower which i have not seen before. And your shot is expertly taken capture from nice POV with great clarity, warm colours great DOF and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-27 5:34]

Hello Sabine,
We know the flower of the Cannonball tree well from our visits to Singapore. It is amazing how they flower directly from the tree trunk!
A fine capture with utmost sharpness and fine use of flash to present both the flower and the visiting bee with excellent clarity and colours.
Thanks for this nice reminder,
Kind regards,

hello Sabine
this shot is so good sharpness you can see al details very good
beautiful colours with nice light
great shot Sabine
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-27 6:29]

Waaw Sabine,this is a wonderful pic! What a beautiful flower taken at the best,the colors and the sharpness are fanatstics.This is a very professional work,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2010-01-27 6:38]

A very high resolutoin piece of work from you Sabine, just as they come all the time.Well saturated colours and very good sharpness and flash very well handled.

Hello Sabine,
a first class macro shot, outstanding sharpness and fantastic colours very well saturated with a perfect flash exposure, a very pleasant composition, very well done.
Best regards

great closeup, TFS Ori

Una fotografía llena de vida y de colores desbordantes!! La luz está muy bien usada y bajo control. Gran profundidad de campo y realismo para este conjunto tan especial.
Saludos y buen fin de semana Sabine: Josep Ignasi.

Bonjour Sabine,
Remarquable macro valorisant bien les sujets par la finesse de leurs détails et la délicatesse de leurs couleurs ; la publication de TL est tout aussi intéressante et aurait pu faire l'objet d'une deuxième publication sur TN.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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