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Blue Banded Bee

Blue Banded Bee
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-03 23:23
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Favorites: 2 [view]
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Blue Banded Bee
Amegilla cingulata
Apidae family

After spending many hours, I got (almost) the image I was trying. This very cute bees visits these flowers (Yellow Alder) in the morning. Here the flower just started to bloom and the bee arrived for its breakfast. Choosing lower angle and built in flash, I captured this image. Hope you will like this one.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-03-03 23:34]

Hola amigo,
great image,
sharp and fine detail,
nice color and bg.

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  • izida Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 0] (1232)
  • [2010-03-03 23:41]

Merhaba Nagraj,
Cok guzel yakalamissiniz ari ve cicegi..Gerek netlik ve kompozisyon cok etkiliyeci.Kutlarim

really a great photograph taken in perfect time. great colors and contrast. I have seen this Blue Banded Bee visiting in my garden.

Ciao Nagaraj, amazing capture of splendid flying bee with strange colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, superb macro, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Hagaraj,
Thanks to your patience and technic, you get this marvelous shot! Very magic to see this pretty blue banded bee in flight! Incredible details on his eyes and blue bands. Excellent composition and background too! Congratulations,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-03-04 1:59]

Wow! Amazing capture in flight taken with perfect focus, vivid colors and great details, nice composition too

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-04 2:06]

Congratulation for this capture and for your patience!
You have shot a great capture.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-04 2:41]

Hi Nagaraj,
this is a superb inflight shot of the bee. Very exciting to notes the details are well composed and really intact.
Well done and it is such a beauty to see the bee at its best too.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-04 2:43]

Hello Nagaraj.
Excellent macro shot of the Bee in flight, lovely sharpness and great colours, great work.
Best regards Siggi

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-03-04 3:14]

Hi Nagaraj vn,
Quick composition ...
Composition, sharp detail and excellent colors.
Best wishes,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-03-04 4:57]

Hello Nagaraj,

Patience is a great happy, without patience no bee.
Lovely colorfully, quiet pose, you frozen perfect your image.
Excellent captured and good composed.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

This is a wonderful picture.
Great details and beautiful composition.
Best regards.Alin.

hello nagaraj
super picture with good details and nice light
beautiful colours and nice composition
greeting lou

Hello Nagaraj,
a superb capture of the Blue Banded Bee in-flight, very good sharpness and fine detail, splendid colours in a nice composition with a good contrast against the dark BG.
Best regards
Ciao Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-04 11:00]

Hello Nagaraj,
This bee is fantastic in colours and sharpness. Together with the beautiful contrasting flower and dark BG this is a very nice photo.

Namastay Nagaraj,

An impressive macro capture of an beautifully coloured bee in-flight. The details, POV/DOF and composition are superb.
TFS and have a nice day and WE bhaijaan!


Hi Nagaraj,
this is an exceptional flight shot, and the bee you captured looks great, colors, details and all. Interesting: they don't let their legs out until the last moment, quite unlike beetles. Well done.
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-03-06 3:39]

hello Nagaraj,
Very well taken your flying Blue Banded Bee. Amazing, it seems that she will not have time to land on the flower! The yellow of the Alder seems to be a little bit overexposed, but nothing important.
Interesting shot!
Have a nice weekend
Kind regards

hello Nagaraj
excellent macro shot of both Blue-banded Bee and Yellow Alder, with marvellous colors, perfect sharpness of focus, POV/OOF and composition. light using also wonderful. thanks a lot. best wishes and have a nice weekend

An impressive macro capture o. The details, POV/DOF and composition are superb.

A wonderful shot! It is indeed extremely tough to get such a sharp and perfect picture of a flying bee. The eye, details and colours on the bee are amazing. Thanks for sharing.


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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-03-27 11:13]

Very successful in-flight picture. Accurate focus, pleasant composition and pretty colour.
Greetings and TFS.

Hello Nagaraj
Excellent capture and macro of this bee heading toward a Yellow Alder bloom. Fantastic clarity, excellent DOF and POV and the colours are brilliant!
TFS Janice

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2010-04-01 4:56]

Hi Nagaraj
Excellent macro work. Xcellent focus on the Bee.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-04-02 7:32]

Hello Nagaraj,
I missed this one!
A great in-flight capture of this blue-bodied bee. Your timing is excellent and the sharpness, colours and lighting superb against the neutral BG.
A fine action macro!
Thanks and all the best,

Hello Nagraj

Special captured. Blue bee and yellow flower combination is excellent. Very very lovely photo. Macro, light and details perfect. TFS.


Wow Nagaraj,
This is amazing clarity and sharpness for an in-flight capture. Love the colors and the detail of the abdomen and eyes. TFS

Hello Nagraj

Great in-flight shot of this bee, superbly focused
with great sharpness and details, last summer one
day I tried butterfly in-flight photos but could
not have good results, TFS


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