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How many are inside the lily ?

How many are inside the lily ?
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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: 2010-04-17
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-08 8:13
Viewed: 4700
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I present you a open Waterlily with plenty of Dwarf honey bees Apis florea). This is one of two species of small, wild honey bees of southern and southeastern Asia.

It's a joy to see them inside the glowing lily, never sitting still ...

By the way - I counted 14 ...

Thanks for looking, enjoy the weekend


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-08 8:16]

Hallo Sabine,
Unglaublich-oder die Bienen sind so winzig oder die wunderschöne Blume ist so groß?
Sehr schöne makro.
Liebe grüße Siggi

Bonjour Sabine,

I can see you just discovered the CUT & PASTE function. Very nice close-up with vivid colors and sharp details. I'd say there is 14.

Nice work and TFS.


  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-05-08 8:42]

14 is the correct number, Sabine. I think. Well captured colorful image with lots of detail and dept of field. Great flash use and moderate sharpness! I love this image indeed. Without the bees the impact will not be the same, in my opinion! Sorry, Sabine I used all my little green smiles for today, but you have 10/10 from me!
George Veltchev

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-05-08 9:41]

Hello Sabine,
A fine capture of a group of Dwarf Honey bees having fun in a Water lily flower. The technical quality is excellent with fine sharpness and colours and the whole image seethes with life!
Thanks and enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Hy Sabine
I counted also 14! A bussy flower.Anyway, i like you image very much, very clear and sharp, strong colors as well.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-05-08 11:18]

Hello Sabine.

My count is also 14 in this great capture.
Colors are very beautiful and with that many bees in it it makes a smaal world on it's own.

Gr. Hans

Hi Sabine,

Lovely macro of the inside of this lily. The colours are lovely, with the light seeming to come from the yellow part of the lily. Good detail and nice to see everything in focus.
Great capture and TFS. I also got 14


What incredible show! Perfect DOF and razor details with best colours results. Best compliments Wishnu!


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-05-08 13:07]

Hi Sabine
What a great shot!
Details and colors are perfect!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-05-08 15:01]

Hi Sabine,a truely fantastic pic,you're a great magician to take so perfectly situations like that.What a composition,colors,sharpness,lights...i'm still whit the mouth open...eehe...Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-05-08 19:13]

Hi Sabine,
What a lot of activity you have captured inside that water lily.
And with amazing sharpness too.
The colors are wonderful.
TFS. : )

hello Sabine

first i counted 12, then i counted 14, then recounted 15
and re-recounted to comeback at 14 !
very beautiful environmental shot...for these insects,
in the same time it is giving atmosphere effect photo, TFS


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-05-08 22:33]

Hello Sabine
Wonderful composition, vivid colors and great details
Thanks for sharing

Hi My BEF,

It looks like a bee volcano:))) An incredible composition you captured as usual Sabine. The droplets also stand out well from the leafs.
TFS and Have a nice Sunday BEF,


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-05-09 1:44]

Liebe Sabine,
Diese Bienen scheinen wahrlich klein zu sein! Und haben so hübsche rötlichschwarze Kleidung. Ein Bild voller Licht und Geschäftigkeit. Ich komme auch auf 14!
Einen schönen Sonntag
Herzlich grüsst

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-05-09 5:44]

A fine and beautiful place for all these bees to congregate, lovely colors. tfs.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2010-05-09 6:12]

Sabine, it seems like this picture is moving, the stamins, the bees, everything moves and changes place! Wow, vitality comes out just like life itself. Thank you, a great picture!


Ciao Sabine, great capture of o lot of busy bees on a wonderful flower, splendid sharpness and fantstic colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Sbine
great picture with good details and beautiful colours
nice composition with the many insects inside the flower
greeting lou

Hallo Sabine
I have been very busy lately, but now have some time to leave my penny of thoughts on some of the images in the gallery, this of yours being one. Wonderful detail and colours captured in this "glowing" image. It is not only filled with plenty of tiny bees but also with wonderful droplets of water in all shapes and sizes. The colour on the inside of the water lily is truly special and is gleaming with warmth. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-10 3:59]

Hi Sabine,
wow...so many of them sucking the nectar of the water lily. Excellent view in great sharpness. The bees are so well emphasized and the clarity is so wonderful. the inner yellow stamens are glowing and very attractive.
This close up is very effective indeed in venturing and discovering the inner flower.
A lovely view.


Hallo Sabine
so viele Insektenan einer einzigen Blume ! und alle 14 bienen sind scharf und deutlich, aber was am meisten anzieht, sind die leuchtende Farben
Hervorragende Komposition
Grüsse jacqueline

Hello Sabine Friend,
What a way to accommodate life inthis flower! ... and what a way to make us see this life! ... good job, obviously witha a very good technical level, but also filled with a remarkable artistic sense! Thanks for sharing, greetings, Jesús

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