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Copyright: Nemes Septimiu (septimiu_nemes) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 371] (2161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikon AFS 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IF DX
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-05 10:23
Viewed: 3530
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
European honey bee

he European honey bee or Western honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee. The genus Apis is Latin for "bee", and mellifera comes from the Greek meli- "honey" and the Latin ferre "to bear" — hence the scientific name means "honey-bearing bee".

The honey bee is a colonial insect that is often maintained, fed, and transported by beekeepers. Honey bees do not survive individually, but rather as part of the colony. Reproduction is also accomplished at the colony level. Colonies are often referred to as superorganisms.

Honey bees collect flower nectar and convert it to honey which is stored in their hives. The nectar is transported in the stomach of the bees, and is converted to honey through the addition of various digestive enzymes, and by being stored in a 'honey cell' and then partially dehydrated. Nectar and honey provide the energy for the bees' flight muscles and for heating the hive during the winter period. Honey bees also collect pollen which supplies protein and fat for bee brood to grow. Centuries of selective breeding by humans have created honey bees that produce far more honey than the colony needs. Beekeepers, also known as "apiarists," harvest the honey.

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maurydv, eng55, siggi, valy67, Noisette, boreocypriensis, MMM, scharan1, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-05 10:28]

Hi nemes. A good close up of the flower and bee. You have good detail and colour. A good POV/DOF. A few notes about the picture always heps. Well done TFS.

Hello Septimiu,
a wonderful macro shot, POV, sharpness and colours are excellent, a very nice composition.
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-05 10:46]

Hello Septimiu,
Although there isn't much light, the colours in this photo are beautiful. Good sharp details. Fantastic composition and a good choice of POV.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-05 11:06]

Hi Nemes,
Beautiful capture.I liked POV,clarity and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.

Ciao Septimiu, beautiful composition with lovely busy bee on a splendid white flower, good details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Nemes
great sharpness picture
great soft light
super details
great shot
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-05 12:08]

Hello Nemes,
Very nice macro of this honey bee.
Excellent DOF and POV.The sharpness and detail is really good.Lovely colours.TFS
Best regards Siggi

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-03-05 12:28]

Salut Septimiu!
Asta-i albina de BV? Putem cumpara din mierea ei la piata de la Universal sau cea de linga gara ?
Glumeam, poza este faina, ca de altfel toate ale tale !

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-03-05 13:48]

Hello Septimiu !
Ah, the HOney Bees - my neighbor is breeding them for honey, I do not remember how many times I've been stung ! :-) But I still like them, they are very useful, and you captured this one very nicely, with excellent details, natural colors, splendid composition. THe white flower is very beautiful, too. Very well done !

Hello Septimiu
your shot is a nice reminder of spring, I cannot wait that this season is coming back
your shot is very sharp and have so beautiful colors
details of bee and flower are amazing
very well done

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  • danar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 17] (273)
  • [2009-03-05 19:22]

Buna Septimiu .


amazing !!!

imi place foarte mult aceasta floare alba in contrast cu acel verde.
ai ales o rama frumoasa . poza clara culori deosebite, , excelent POV , ... ce sa mai zic ?

Hi Septimiu, a wonderful macro captureof a bee on a white flower from nice pov with excellent clarity.
TFS and have a nice WE!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-03-06 13:34]

Hi Nemes
Excellent closed up.Good pOV and sharp image.I alsolike the nice OOF BG colors
TFS Michel

Ca de obicei, o splendoare pentru priviri.
Avem ce invata de la tine.

Olá Nemes

Delicada flor, muito bonita a composição...o detalhe do inseto acrescentou graça a imagem.
Lindas cores, gostei muito.

hello nemes,
these bee play a very important role in keeping the ecological balance by playing important role in pollination, this is a fine capture, you have managed exposure well, the focus is spot on and the details are good,
well done,
tfs & regards

Naturalidad del conjunto y un buen encuadre.
Un abrazo Nemes: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-27 11:03]

Hi Nemes.
I like a very cute scene which you have pictured. POV and composition of the shot as well as details of the bee and flower are great. I also like wonderful smooth and colourful BG. It seems to me shot is underexposed a bit. But it is not so important point. My kind regards and TFS.

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