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Bees in Flight

Bees in Flight
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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: 2015-03-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-03-17 5:12
Viewed: 897
Points: 12
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The first insects to make their appearance in spring here in India are Hoverflies and Honey Bees. It was a sunny day today after 2 days of heavy rain, so I went around the school gardens this morning to look for them.
I found a few species of Hoverflies and some small sized Honey Bees.
Seeing that the Bees were having fun collecting pollen from poppy flowers, I decided to try my hand at capturing them in flight while they hovered over these flowers. I took quite a few satisfactory shots and here is one of them.
I was using my Sigma macro 105mm from close range and was thus able to get a decent focus on these two Bees still in flight but soon landing within the core of the flower.
Hope you like them.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-18 9:53]

Hi Ram,magnificent capture of this poppy and its beautiful colors and design,and great shot too about the bees,the details are very very good,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ram
Very attractive capture of these bees in flight.Lovely poppy with wonderful colors and great details.They almost stop in front of You to get such sharp eye on top right at 1/400 SS.Well done!
Have a good day and thank You.
Best wishes

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-03-18 18:30]

Hello Ram,
A nice inflight shot of these two Honey Bees as they come to check out the bright red Poppy bloom. Wonderful focus on both flower and bees, although the bottom bee is just tad less sharp then the top one. The texture of the poppy petals have an interesting crinkled look to them, unlike the ones I've seen here in Ohio. White balance appears perfect as colors are rendered true and natural. Love the overall composition and exposure. A little noise in BG which can easily be removed.

Ciao Ram, lovely composition with Flying bees on fantastic flower, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2015-03-19 8:58]

Guten Abend Ram,
A very colorful picture! And the chance to have caught two flying bees attracted by this red poppy-flower.
So glad to see that you are still here too. I was absent for different reasons. One was that I had problems with my eyes and couldn't look at the screen for longer time. That seems to be ok now.
Yes, I hope too to be present more from now on. I have quite a lot of unidentified subjects, but I wonder if there is still somebody around to help with the ID.
Mit herzlichen Grüssen

Bonjour Ram,
Que faut-il apprécier le plus, les abeilles ou la fleur ?
Quelque soit la réponse c'est une très belle publication finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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