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Bee on Purple Flower

Bee on Purple Flower
Photo Information
Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fotos con Alma [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-10 7:01
Viewed: 3075
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Friends, I have been unwell for the last ten days since my return from the trip home. I'm feeling much better now, so here I am, posting a fresh picture from my recent trip to Himachal Pradesh.
This is a Honey Bee I shot on some purple coloured flower in the garden of my friend I was staying with in Chamba.
Since the subject is so very common, I do not feel the need to write a routine note on it. Instead, here is the exif data on the picture:

Nikon D200
2010/05/28 12:40:55.1
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 105mm F/2.8 D
Focal Length: 105mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/400 sec - F/6.3
Exposure Comp.: -0.3 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode I (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Auto
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment:
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: Off


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Hello Ram,
Nice shot with amazing clarity and excellent colours.
Great composition, POV and focus.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-10 7:11]

Sorry to hear you've been ill Ram and I hope you are fully recovered!
The lighting and colours are superb and make both the Cornflower Centaurea sp. attractive features of this fine composition against a nice diffuse BG.
Thanks and keep well,

Ciao Ram, lovely busy bee on beautiful flower, splendid colors and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-10 8:14]

Hello Ram,
I'm sorry to hear you've been unwell, perhaps this is due to the heat in Jammu? I hope you stay well and can keep up posting your fine captures for us to see here! This is a fine macro of a Bee on a Cornflower. Lovely light and colours and fine sharp details. The Cornflower is becoming quite rare here due to the use of pesticides and intensive farming.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-10 9:00]

Hello Ram,
A photo in splendid clarity and colours. Great sharpness, details, POV and composition. The green band in the left upper corner is a little bit distracting. Very good DOF.

Hi Ram,
this shot is so wonderful, I like the nice bee on this cornflower.
The colour of the flower is so brilliant - at the moment violet is my favourite colour, I even buy lots of cloths in this colour ;-)
Good to hear you feel better, all the best, take care
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Ram
Wonderful shot of this lovely bee on the great blue flower!
Perfect POV and great BG.

Ran friend, hello!
Ahhhhh! ... good! is no doubt that this is the picture of bee, more beautiful than I've seen in a long time! ... excellent with a beautiful setting! is a photo with soul MF! congratualtions & Thanks!

Amazing macro Sir Ram! This is really something to be proud of. Love the neutral background, makes everything seem so clear and crisp. Great clarity and awesome composition!
TFS and have a nice WE!


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