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Bees on my fingers ...

Bees on my fingers ...
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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: 2006-05-07
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-14 11:27
Viewed: 5955
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
... sure not on my own fingers.
These bees are collecting pollen and nectar of this pink waterlily.

Inside this Lily there are so many "fingers" inviting the bees to sit down.

I love the abstract heard of this flower together with the bees amidst this oriental-colours-arrangement. Hope you also do.
Thanks for looking ;-)

fyapici, jmp, horia, mhoidal, liquidsunshine, vanderschelden, Luciano75, aido, marhowie, SkyF, Kaszek, extramundi, wallhalla15, pablominto, lovenature has marked this note useful
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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2006-08-14 11:28]

fantastic..title and pic
colours sharpness contrast saturation blah blah..its all there..and a frame thrown in

Hello Wishnu,
Excellent sharpness with all deatils clearly seen. I really like the pollens collected on bees' legs. Very well done.

Hi Wishnu.
Excellent capture. All details are in their special place. Funny title :)

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-14 11:55]

Hi Sabine,
Colorful, happy, detailed, busy, beatiful, well composed, clean, beautiful!
José M.

What a wonderful composition! Your photos always have those brillant colors! Great details on the insects and what a nice DOF! Very well done and TFS,

amazing colors, its a beautiful photo, Thank for posting!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-14 12:21]

Hi Sabine

What an amazing macro!
The vivid colors are awsome, the sharpness great and the DOF super. Also very good lighting, framing and composition.

Bravo and TFS

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-08-14 12:40]

Hallo Sabi(e)ne,
meine Finger waren nicht so geschickt wie deine beim Bienenfotografieren. Ich habe in diesem Sommer vielleicht nur eine so halbwegs 'scharf bekommen' und du gleich 5! Dazu die schöne Blüte, deren farbige Finger an Seeanemonen erinnern. Ein gelungenes Bild!
Beste Grüße,

Hi Sabine,

A dream shot. What an atmosphere !
Lovely... One more for my favourites.


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  • kali Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 2 N: 0] (536)
  • [2006-08-14 13:06]

Merhaba Sabine,

Excellent macro. I really like it.


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-08-14 13:49]

very good one Sabine,
the shot is very nice and so complete, well taken shot, good in pov and a very fine details very good job, I like it a lot.
gr., jaap

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-08-14 13:55]

Hello Sabine , Fantastic Shot what a beauty colours , good details compositie , everthing is good ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-14 15:12]

Wow... increíble escena captaste en esta macro Wishnu.
Las numerosas abejas junto con los detalles de esas bellas flores son maravillosos.
Un gran POV con excelente aprovechamiento del F25 de tu lente y un detallado post procesado, dan como resultado un retrato verdaderamente artístico.
Felicitaciones y saludos... Ricardo

Wow... incredible scene captured in this macro Wishnu.
The numerous bees together with the details of those beautiful flowers are wonderful.
A great POV with excellent use of F25 of your lens and a detailed post processed, they give as a result a portrait truly artistic.
Congratulations and greetings... Ricardo

Sabine, your posts are always so wonderful.
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed, good framing and notes.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Special, Wishnu.
Great work. Nice colours. Very vivid.

Hello Sabine
WOW...a great macro...i can`t stop...WOW WOW!!!...great capture,5 bees and a lovely Lily...this is one of my favourite...congrats!...and TFS
All the best!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-14 17:04]

The colours are amazing and wonderful details. Their backs look like they are coated in gold

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-08-14 18:27]

Fantastic macro Sabine ! Incredible colros and sharpness, what can I say, perfect ! Thanks.


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-08-14 19:23]

Hi Sabine,
A really striking image, fantastic colours and light. Great detail too and lovely framing/composition to include the flower stamen at the bottom left and the Bees kind of framed around it. Really a wonderful image.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-14 22:51]

Hi Wishnu

Lovely composition.The colours and detail are amazing.Perfect DOF. Excellent POV, Super macro.TFS


As usual this picture is oustanding, as are all of your shots. The color is so VIBRANT and the detail so sharp. Wonderful!

Hi Sabine,
Superbly capturing these bees. Very sharp and clear. Nicely composed. Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

Fantastic shot, Sabine! Incredible scene! Sharpness, beautiful colours, composition...perfect!
Best regards

What a array of beautiful tropical colors. And how interesting to see four bees on one flower. The flower almost looks like some bee eating alien. Such a special photo with great colors and a lovely composition.

:) tomorrow

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-08-15 10:06]

Well caught Whishnu, amazing DOF!! f/25!! bravo!!This natural composition is perfect and colors too. Very nice details, well done, Didier.

Hi Wishnu,
Great Macro.Superb lightls,Sharpnes, colors and composed.

Sabine..You've out done yourself :)
Huge impact, great interest..Wonderful warm colortones, DOF and details..If I had room for more favorites, this would be one ;)
Very well done.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-15 15:41]

Hi Sabine
Beautiful close-up shot. Great colours, sharpnes, light, details, DOF and POV.
Well done Sabine


Very exciting image to view if not the insects then the beautiful flower with all its gorgeous colors and textures. :)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-15 17:18]

Wow, what a colorbomb this is Sabine! The details are also very sharp and I like the composition a lot. Great picture. Well done & TFS!


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-15 17:26]

Hallo Sabine,
diese Wasserlilie ist ja ein richtiger Bienenfaenger. Klasse hast du dieses Bild gestaltet. Die Farben und die Schaerfe sind wie immer 1A.


It looks similar to eastren honey bee which is closely related to european honey bee, may be its european honey bee, wonderful colors and a good shot.
Goutham R

Hello Sabine!
Fantastic photo. Colourfull with perfect POV, great details.

Fantastic fetail, but the colours are what really set this photo apart from the average macro shot. This would make an unusual yet colourful poster, and I think it is competition standard!

WOW, how good you could get all this joy into DOF!
It is a very good picture indeed, not only in the visual aspect, but also describes the insects from several POVs.
Light, colours, details, congratulations for all that.
Enjoyed a lot, sicerely, thanks :)

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-08-16 18:46]

wow, ganz schön voll in der blume!
5 fleissige bienen auf einmal, sabi(e)ne, und ich schaffe
es nichtmals eine vernünftig zu erwischen...
alles perfekt, wie immer, ganz besonders gefallen mir da noch
die vielen pink-lackierten "fingernägel", echt cool.
danke & viele grüße, thorsten.


Fantastic picture. Excellent sharpness of the different bees. Nice POV, just superb ...



Hallo Sabine,
ein wunderbar farbiges Makro zeigst Du uns hier. Tadellose Schärfe, brilliante Farben und ein erstklassiger Bildaufbau. Danke für dieses sehr schöne Foto.

Hi Sabine,
Not one bee but five, all captured busy doing the task of their life... All very well captured! Your wide DOF is a wise choise here, as you maintain sharpness all over the frame...
Great clarity in colours, well framed image!
Pablo -

Now I have seen it on a larger screen...
5 bees and 1 flower, is this a record? The level of detail visible is stunnning, it is so sharp. and those colours you have caught are stunning.

Well done, it is great.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-08-20 23:00]

Busy, busy, busy bees. And on the waterlily they look so good. Excellent capture Sabine, TFS

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  • HELO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 6 N: 54] (352)
  • [2006-08-22 5:34]

votre photo est magnifique
superbe détails et très belle couleurs...
bravo !

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-08-28 22:03]

Wow, Sabine. Great capture. But the colors are just amazing!

Just Spectacular Wishnu.
The colours here are absolutely amazing. Excellent detail and lighting. AAA+++
TFS Janice

Great Shot! What strikes me most is the rich bright colours that seem to be everywhere! Good macro. Thanks for sharing.

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