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Busy on this sunny day ...

Busy on this sunny day ...
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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: 2007-03-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 80-89 Points I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-04 7:53
Viewed: 4631
Points: 88
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello - I'm Honey Bee and today is such a warm and sunny day to collect sweet pollen from all the crocuses in Sabine's garden.
I just made a small break to let Sabine make this shot, that I flew away to collect more.

Have a good start into the new week everybody!

extramundi, uleko, XOTAELE, Alex99, Maite, dew77, Argus, ramthakur, GLEM, jcoowanitwong, Silvio2006, fiyo, jeanpaul, Silke, peter_stoeckl, JORAPAVI, RAP, SkyF has marked this note useful
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Hi Sabine,
Good sharpness in this macro.
I like the composition as well.

Hi Sabine.
You are very lucky to have a garden and the opportunity to make some morning shots withouth moving from home. I hope I will have one too in a future...
Nice and cute bee that you bring to us, very well detailed, and contrasted against the dark but beautiful BG.
Thanks for sharing and regards, Felipe.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-03-04 8:07]

Hi sabine.
A very good close up shot of the bee. it looks
like its body is covered in polen. you are lucky to have the sunshine. The sharpness and colour is fantastic. Well done. TFS

Regards Nick.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-03-04 8:30]

Bonjour Sabine, splendide abeille avec ses pelotes de pollen "aux jambes"!! great sharpness and excellent colors too. Good composition, well caught, congratulations, Didier.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-04 8:53]

Hello Sabine,
How lucky you are to have crocuses and bees in the garden already. Lovely sharp macro of this busy one with burdens of pollen. Until you see a macro shot like this you don't realize how the pollen sticks to the fur all over! Lovely colours and a very nice composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Excellent macro shot, very good details and very good quality.

Una auténtica maravilla con alas. Perfecta macro con unos detalles muy nítidos.
Buena luz y estupendos colores.
Saludos y muy buen trabajo.
Juan Luis.

Namaste sabine,
This is a wonderful picture; I like the colors a lot!
Especially the orange at the beginning of the torso. Great sharpness too. Those pollen collected on the legs is a bonus.
Goutham R

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-04 10:26]

Hello, Honey Bee. Welcome.
You are looked perfectly. Your colours are great also as well as the details of hair, brilliance of wings and pose. I also like your fashionable yellow bags. However, you have selected the leaf where are not pollen and nectar. It is the true that after winter it is pleasure to take a sunbath. Convey my best regards to Sabine and Stephan.

Hello Wishnu
Perfect shot of this Honey bee,
Excellent using of flash and colors,
Great POV, Welldone.


salut sabine
rien a dire si ce n'est le flash un peu perceptible sur l'abdomen.
les details et couleurs sont parfaits.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-03-04 10:57]

Guten Tag Sabine
Sehr schöne Aufnahme, Farben und Schärfe.
Grüsse Robi

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-04 11:05]

Hello Wishnu
Excellent macro of this beautiful honey bee so polen laden. It seems to be a busy and industrius one. Wonderful and sharp details, and a funny note.
Very good job.
My best wishes

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-04 11:08]

Hello Sabine,
Magnificent close up.Details and sharpness are amazing.I liked POV,lighting,colors,BG and composition also a lot.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-04 11:08]

Hello Sabine,
If I wanted a portrait of a pollen-loaded worker Honey Bee, the this would be the choice! Perfect detail, just the right illumination with the flash and fine composition.
Well done and TFS,
Best wishes, Ivan

Hey Sabine!
This is fantastic! Focus, closeness, hairiness.. all great!
Love the colors.

Hi Wishnu,

Fantastic image, really true to life size and excellent colour and detail. The tamron is a lens I am currently lusting after and from these sorts of photos I am definetely sold!
I noticed some dark specks at the top of the image is this a dust issue or something in the picture?

All the best, congrats on this post,

The honey bee's message to us is not lost in translation, Sabine :-)! You have presented both of them very well here.
It is a daringly close macro of the insect, but the details and the colours are exceptionally brilliant.

"Sehr schöne Aufnahme, Farben und Schärfe."
I borrowed these words from Robi's comment above. I thought they echo my feelings too in German!
[Thanks, Robi, for allowing me to steal your words :-).]


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-03-04 12:03]

Hi Sabine

Gosh, what a lovely shot of this worker honey bee. This little guy oozed with photogenic appeal.

You have really nailed this one with amazing details and stunning colours. I like the superb composition with the bee on the edge of the leaf and the great cropping that gave excellent space and proportion to the shot. The BG is remarkable as it brilliantly enhanced the insect and the exposure was absolutely spot-on.

Great work and TFS.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-04 12:47]

hi Wishnu,
tout ŕ fait magnifique, les détails des poils et du pollen sont tout ŕ fait remarquable. Trčs bonne maîtrise de la lumičre et de la netteté.


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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-03-04 13:34]

Hi Sabine,
Great macro shot,
Wonderful colors and details,
I like the dark background a lot,
Well done

What can I say Sabine before such a perfect picture? This is a GREAT macro with excellent details, very good use of flash, nice composition and superb brilliance! Well done!!!! Thanks,

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2007-03-05 12:56]

Hi Sabine
great macro shot, good details and colours. Very nice bee. Well done photo.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-05 17:46]

Hola Sabine,
Extraordinario trabajo,
bellos detalles...
excelente luz y nitidez,
una macro genial.

Hi Sabine,
Admire this perfect picture. So beautiful with all details to appreciate. Very well done and with best regards,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-06 12:04]

Hi Sabine

Well it's about time they got busy...it's warm and sunny here, too :) Hooray!
This is another wonderful macro work from you, Sabine!
The details and definition in the textures on this little honey bee are amazing and very sharp.
Also the flash work is good and it helped you in isolating it well fro the BG.
Great sire POV and excellent DOF, too.

Bravo and TFS

Hi Wishnu, wonderful macro with splendid colors, great details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Excellent macro shot Sabine..
Very sharp, well seen from this dark BG. Well composed closeup as well.
Nice color and use of flash to produce an image rich with details.
Very well done.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-03-07 3:55]

Hello Sabine,
Very nice close up.Lighting,crisp clear details,sharpness,BG and composition are wonderful.Nice work! TFS

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-03-07 15:33]

Wonderful light Sabine, he looks almost dusted in gold. Wonderful sharp details and great POV. Lovely shot



Hi Sabine,

Great sharpness, details are clearly visible.
Excellent macro shot!

Ben Lakitan

Magnifique présentation avec une belle netteté.
Bonne journée.

Bonjour Sabine

C'est une belle composition que tu nous propose. Les couleurs sont vraiment bien et j'aime beaucoup l'éclairage sur l'abeille en particulier avec ce beau BG,le tout est cadrée avec finesse.
Merci et au revoir...JP
Les sourires demain

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-08 9:52]

You are such an expert at macros of any kind Sabine!
I love this capture: superb details and colours and wonderful composition

Ah yes I recognize this one!
Honey Bee Sprachius
Amazing detail Wishnu!
I can almost see the vocal cords! Vielen Dank, Jay

I hope to see cousins of Bee Sprachius,
the Bee Speak2us here soon!

c' est la période des abeilles qui commence
excellente celle-ci , les détails sont bien prononcés, belles couleurs et bon bg

Hallo Sabine,
wunderschön ausgeleuchtetes, sehr detailreiches, erfrischend lebendiges Portrait dieser fleissigen Biene, dank günstigem Wetter schon Anfang März voll beladen mit Pollen.
Mit Dank und lieben Grüßen,

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-03-11 16:03]

a perfect profile here of all the detail and something to hold it down in the leaf area
good shot sabine!

Hola Wishnu,
Me parece un macro excelente, con una nitidez y detalles extraordinarios. Un cordial saludo

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-03-13 9:18]

Extremadamente aguda macro Sabine para captar con total definición y detalles a esta abeja con sus cosecha de polen.
Perfecto foco y consiguiente OOF sobre un trasfondo que realza el primer plano y una buena iluminación, aunque el flash necesitaba algo más de difusión.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Extremely sharp macro Sabine to capture with total clearness and details to this bee with their crop of pollen.
Perfect focus and ensuing OOF on a background that enhances the forefront and a good illumination, although the flash needed something more than diffusion.
My best regards... Ricardo

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-20 7:23]

Hallo Sabine,
aha da hast wieder so ein super macro hingezaubert. Einfach klasse die Details die hervorgeholt hast. Super Schaerfe und der Bildschnitt ist einwandfrei.

Hello Wishnu.

Excellent macro, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

Nice shot. Excellent details, and sharply focussed.

nice bee closeup, greetings Ori

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