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Blue banded bee

Blue banded bee
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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 180 mm Macro Lens
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-12 9:35
Viewed: 2783
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was photographed yesterday. I used a remote release, tripod to photograph the bee. As its movement was fast, the freeze has let to minor softness in the bee. This is my first picture of this kind.
Nikon D90 + Sigma 180mm macro lens

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  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-12 10:37]

Hello Arjun,
Very nice photo of this special bee. Maybe 1/320 was a bit to slow for perfect sharpness, but POV, composition, colours and blurred background are very good.

Ciao Arjun, great macro of fantastic bee on a beautiful flower, wonderful colors, splendid light, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

  • Good 
  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-03-12 13:51]

Hi Arjun

this is a really nice species of bee. Never seen it before. I really think a faster shutterspeed would have improved this photo. Please try again, because you are soooo close! Thanks


hi Arjun, is that you????!!! had been waiting for you, you know! this photograph is a good try, good species... well, but i just wanted to know that how could you take that splendid shot? that Indian Roller?! ... it's already in my favourite list and rocking over there :)
serious. am crazy about blue birds and Indian Roller is my most favourite bird in that way. it is a rare bird in the place where in live. i had been exploring places to get a glimpse of it. when it walks, it's nothing. but when it is on flight... amazing! i have a dream. to take a photograph of that beauty... Roller... flying... and when i saw your shot, i knew what i was looking for! perfect!

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