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Gathering Pollen

Gathering Pollen
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Copyright: gabriel mendez (pitai) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Canon 500D close up lens (58mm)
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-20 7:22
Viewed: 6205
Points: 22
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I couldn't identify this bee. But if you notice this one has huge eyes when compare to the "normal" bees. It's funny, but I noticed the same shape of body in another spiece of fly. I will post the fly tomorrow, so you can compare.

Thanks for the ID. It is a fly Hover-fly

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This is perfect! Focusing, dof, sharpness, pov, details all are great my friend! Congratulations and thank you.

Nice and sharp picture, well composed. It is not a bee, indeed, but a Hover-fly (only one pair of wings). A male, because the eyes touch at the top of the head. Females would have slightly smaller eyes.

Hi Patai, great close up, perfect colors great details, perfect DOF,POV, BG. TFS kyke

Hola Gabriel,

Another amazing picture from you!!! Yes, as pgmoni said, it is not a bee (hymenoptera), it is a fly (diptera) because that insect has only a pair of wings (instead of 2 pairs for the bee). The picture is, in my opinion, perfect!!! The colors, the crispy details, the blurry background, the pov and the dof make that picture a little "chef-d'oeuvre" (in french). Congratulations and TFS,


bonjour gabriel
l'insect est tres net,les couleurs tres belles et le BG bien flou.

Hi Gabriel,
This is a beautiful composition, my friend!
Excellent focus makes the bee really stand out, and the yellow flower makes a fine contrast to the greenery in the background...
Pablo -

very nice one Gabriel,
a well taken composition, the details are very good, it;s very nice in pov, the composition is very nice, well done.
gr. jaap

Great image Gabriel, razor sharp, cheers Rob

Hola Gabriel,
buen aumento has logrado aquí. Los detalles, colores y composición son lindos. me gusta sobre todo como has captado el momento de alimentación de esta mosca, como ya te informó Michel. Hay muchas variedades de moscas de este tipo que se alimentan de nectar y se mimetizan pareciendo abejas, para auyentar posibles depredadores.
Buen fin de semana

le estas dando duro a esto del TN....

abrazos enormes amigo

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-04-22 20:33]

Hi Gabriel!

This a nice close-up. Sharpness on the insect is very good. The right exposure deliver slendid saturated colors. Composition and blured BG, look great. And the use of the 500D close-up is an excellent choice magnifying even more the insect.

Great shot and TFS.

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