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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-10
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-12-23 7:14
Viewed: 2770
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Anthophora or Amegilla

Apidae is a large Hymenoptera family which includes the honey bees and a lot of groups of wild bees like carpenter bees and bumblebees. The majority are valuable pollinators.

Two photos in one using Clone-Stump
In my WS you can see the two original photos


marius-secan, robertcolino, kinglove, maaciejka, anel, CeltickRanger, Chiza, Miss_Piggy, peter_stoeckl has marked this note useful
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Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Merry Christmas to you too and wish this year will bring new dream and new inspiration in your life.
Excellent work using CLONE.It's looking great.Very special soft light with beautiful sharp details.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Cristodoulos,
Another splendid image. Brilliant composition and excellent focus as usual. The light and exposure are very good. Fantastic razor sharp details. Fascinating contrast against the background. Interesting image....and nice too....MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!
Thanks for sharing!

hallo Christodoulos
great sharpness composition with great details
good light and beautiful colours

super good picture Christo i like this one

Merry Christmas you to
thanks gr lou

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Merry Christmas to you too.
Great sharpness composition.
How do you done with clone program?

Hello Cristodoulos,
照的清晰 很漂亮的一對蜜蜂
顏色華麗 光線亮麗 整個畫面看起來很清爽 也很溫馨
花朵也很漂亮 非常的搭配
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hi Christodoulos,
what a photo! Perfect sharpness. Amazing colours. Amazing composition. Congratulations!
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-23 10:47]

Hello Christodoulos,
Two masterpieces in one. Incredible sharpness, details and splendid colours. Perfection all over. You made from these two photos a perfect composition.
Merry Christmas to you and your family,

Ciao Christodoulos, fantastic macro of flyng bee, great PP work, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas Silvio

Hello Cristodoulos,
two razor sharp images to enjoy,your technique is first class,well done.
Regards Les.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-23 14:51]

Waaw Chris,what a spectacular surprise in the Christmas postcard!! A fantastic capture,the in flight bee is a spectacle,and the full composition too is a great pleasure for my eyes,one of your best pics of the year,i like it!I wish you all the best me too,and thanks for share,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-23 17:20]

Hello Christodoulos, and a "Merry Christmas" to you also.
I must admit I have never seen bees of this color before. They are simply gorgeous with their unusual silver gray color. Perfectly captured and displaying exceptional detail and excellent DOF.
Great job!!

Hi Christo
Lovely capture of this bees in flying moment. well composed with fine colours and clarity.



Hello Cristodoulos,
Beautiful light and well exposed,great composition with excellent details and clarity.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-12-24 3:35]

Hi Christodoulos,
Really excellent lose-up of this insect and perfectly sharp photo. Amazing colors with excellent details and focus.
Fantastic depth of field. Nicely blurred background.
Merry Christmas
Regards Jiri.

Hello Christodoulos
"Merry Christmas"and "Happy New Year" to you and your family.
Wonderful art work for celebrating the event.
Sharpness and colour of the subject is superb.
Best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-24 5:26]

Beautiful work using clone-stump..can hardly notice but wondering...any way, good to see this two Amegilla with good details and lighting. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-12-24 6:01]

Hello Christoddoulos,
Wow..what a shot. What a fine light and interesting subject. Bravo again!
Thanks a lot for your wishes.
Merry Christmas to you and your family too.( Perhaps you have your feast only in January)
Kind regards

Hello Christodoulos

With my 17-50mm lens I have tried few times bees / butterflies in-flight photos
and I have never succeeded like your great photo here, next spring / summer
I will try with my 85mm fixed length lens, great light, superb focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2013-12-24 8:14]

Hello Christodoulos,
a very fine capture of the bee and fabulous application of the processing technique.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-12-24 12:42]

Hola Christodoulos, impresionante foto de estos insectos bien congelada, hermoso entorno, fondo y composición...saludos.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-12-25 19:31]

Chris, always teaching, in a sensational way. Wonderful macro of these beautiful Amegilla,
Bee in flight seems frozen in air, the luxurious details you have achieved focus.
You're always a guide that tells me where to go try. Merry Christmas to you and your family,
and for the people of Cyprus.

From Argentina, Hernan Bortondello

Ciao Christodoulos. The big pic MF! Just a power gift for Christmas. TFS.


Hallo Christodoulos
This is a super macro with great colours and details all in one. Great photography in all aspects. Composition, focus, point of view, background, natural light, you name it and it is great. Indeed a praiseworthy photograph. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Dear Christodoulos,
a stunningly well detailed, clearly lighted capture of an exquisitely coloured wild bee captured perfectly frozen in motion while in approach, and sucking nectar after landing. Combined in one image in a really stunning way by very skilfull use of cloning technique. My congratulations!
All the best to you for a happy 2014 with many exciting fresh discoveries. With best regards,

wow, perfect pollination capture, TFS Ori

Hi Christodoulos,

What an amazing beauty is this! I loved to see it :)


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