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Glowing Lily - I see you again soon ...

Glowing Lily - I see you again soon ...
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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: 2008-04-17
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-30 8:04
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Points: 68
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Hello TN-friends ...

I think this will be the last post for the next weeks ... At friday I'm going to holidays - to Thailand again ...

There I will celebrate my 40th birthday at the 8th of April
- escaping from the birthday-trouble -
just enjoying this day in Bangkok, that's what I want ...
A nice dinner-cruise on the Chao-Prya in the evening, seeing all the temples there enlighted, that's what I call a perfect day ;-)

So I thought this shot would be nice for the last one before starting into holidays on Friday.

This glowing pink lily is so attractive for the bees, they were so busy inside this flower.

Greetings to you all ...

Argus, pankajbajpai, jaycee, PeterZ, crs, maurydv, cataclysta, nglen, Juyona, flashpoint, zulfu, xTauruSx, fiyo, nasokoun, boreocypriensis, Noisette, Dis. Ac., anel, Pitoncle, KOMSIS, Alex99, cedryk, meyerd has marked this note useful
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-30 8:16]

Hello Sabine,
What a fine capture of active honey bees in a beautiful lotus flower taken with wonderful sharpness, colours and composition.
I wish you a great trip to Thailand and a fine 40th birthday! They say that life begins at forty, a long time ago for me.
All the best,

hello sabine,
what a beautiful shot, the flower looks as if its glowing and the sharpness and the details are top notch, you use your tammy with perfection, tight cropping looks great,

i hope that you will have a great time at Thailand and it reminds me of it when i visited there three years back, have a nice time,

Happy birthday to you in advance.

tfs & regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-03-30 8:45]

Hi Sabine,

A beautiful shot of the busy bees who have been attracted to this glowing flower. You captured the action perfectly with magnificent colors and great clarity. Have a wonderful trip to Thailand, one of the many places I loved visiting. Have a very happy birthday and a lovely time celebrating.


Ciao Sabine, fantastic composition with a lot of bees, wonderful light and fantastic colors, splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good holiday, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-30 9:47]

Hello Sabine,
Wonderful photo in splendid colours and great sharpness. The DOF and composition are excellent.
Wish you an unforgettable 40th birthday in Thailand.
See you,

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-03-30 9:55]

Hello Sabine,

Your photo is impressive. There is such a reachness of colors! Image is very good being very sharp so thate even finest details can be seen. You have also chosen a very good DOF showing sharply the whole flower and all the bees inside.

Thank you for sharing,

Hello Sabine,
what a wonderful picture of these honey bees; POV, DOF, composition and sharpness are excellent, i like the marvellous colours.
I wish you a very haèèy birthday and a lovely time.
Best regards

Hi Sabine
So colorful and so crowded ;-) Great moment, beutful colors, good sharpness Great postcard from the microcosmos

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-30 11:59]

Hi Sabine. Well firstly a big happy birthday fot the 8th. They say life starts at 40. and second have a wonderful holiday. You are leaving us with a very beautiful picture of the flower covered in the bees. All with bright colours and fine detail. See you soon . TFS.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-03-30 12:38]

hermoso trabajo amiga,
atractivos colores y finos detalles,
saludos y feliz vacaciones,

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-03-30 12:40]

Wow, Amazing colors, perfect macro shot.

perfect capture Sabine,a large number of bees looking for pollen in this beautiful yellow flower...excellente details and colors

ciao sERGIO

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-03-30 13:02]

Hello Wishnu,
A superb close-up shot with great details and composition. Great colours.
TFS and G's,

Hello Sabine, excellent close-up shot of these hard working bees. Wonderful composition.
TFS and greetings, Deniz

Have a nice vacation and don't forget to drop into south of India if you can , i'll take you to Bandipur wildlife santuary , which is a project tiger area :-)
This is an excellent picture and the glow inside the flower is amazing.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-03-31 0:58]

Merhaba Wishnu,
harika renkler ve kompozisyon.
Çok büyüleyici bir makro olmuş.

hello Wishnu
your photo
simply exceptional
best regards

Wow Sabine,
These bees are really enjoying this Lotus-like Lily.
What an amazing capture with so many bees at once. Great colour and detail too.
Have a nice holiday in Thailand.

Hi Sabine,

Amazingly sharp shot of the water lily with the busy bees :)


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-31 10:02]

Wishnu nice shot and sorrounded by lovely bees. Well done Ganesh

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2009-03-31 11:35]

Hi Sabine,

A beautiful shot of the busy bees, fantastic


Hi Sabine, what a great capture of these bees at lunch time:) a masterpiece work indeed.
TFS and cheers,

Ps. as i said on TL, have a nice trip MF!

hello Wishnu
great macro
beautiful colours
with great details
greeting lou

Hallo Sabine
dieses Bild ist fantastisch !
die lily hat sehr schöne leuchtende Farben und ihre Gäste sind sehr deutlich abgenommen mit sehr vielen sharfen details
das Photo ist wunderbar anzusehen

P.S. Ich wünche ihnen schöne Ferien und ich hoffe sie werden einen wundervollen geburstag haben

Hi Sabine,

So a nice close up from an flower with many insects.
good of sharpness and details.
Beautiful colours.
A difficult shot with everything sharp.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-04-02 0:53]

Hallo Sabine,
Ein leuchtendes Bild und so farbig, scheint deinem Temperament zu entsprechen! :-)
Da krabbelt es ja von allen Seiten und alles im Fokus. Gut gemacht. Freue mich natürlich neue Bilder aus dem schönen Thailand zu sehen.
Und alles, alles Gute zu Deinem 40. Geburtstag!
Bis bald!
Herzlich grüsst

Bonjour Sabine,
Superbe macro très finement détaillée et superbement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-04-02 9:02]

Hello Sabine,
Feast or festival of a bee ...
Fantastic ...wonderful light and fantastic colors, splendid sharpness.
Greetins,from Istanbul,

Hello Sabine, beautiful picture. Nice POV. Really like the colors here. Wish you a great 40th birthday :)

Was für ein Getümmel, fantastisches Foto
Viele Grüße,

I remember seeing the first shot you posted of this series, it gave me goosebumps!
this is no less electrifying!
This type of beauty needs no praise..
It is beauty itself, if you know what I mean.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-22 5:26]

Hi Sabine.
Despite I am too late I wish to express my delight. Fantastic subject. Fantastic quality of the image. Stunning lights and colours. Unbelievable sharpness of all insects and all parts of the flower. DOF is really great. My congratulations on such impressive masterpiece and Bravo.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-06-29 5:34]

Hello Sabine..

Long time...Once again the memmories of a glowing spring come running to my mind as i look at your lily offering with honey bees.It is every bit glowing and steeped in spring colours that are refreshing.The radiance of yellow is quite enchanting.I love the PoV you have used.The sharpness and the details are amazing ...just as they are always in every macro work of yours.As always a pleasure to see.
TFs and cheers
P.S:Hoping that you had a great B'Day celebration in Thailand and that early 40's days are urging you to go look under the bushes and the hedges for another set of lovely macro shots for TN.Looking forward to seeing your posts soon....:)

  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2009-08-01 0:25]

Hello Sabine,
Very nice post. You kept almost all bees in DOF as well as the flower. Wonderful colours and tight composition supplement this with beauty.
Best greetings and TFS!

Hallo Sabine
I don't know how I could have missed this great image. We have been away for 3 weeks and upon browsing through the gallery I came across this superb image of yours. This striking waterlily with its rich purple colour and vibrant yellow inside stole my heart in a flash. It is well photographed and one can see the details of the flower as well as the bees very clearly. It is super sharp and very pleasing to the eye. Although 7 months late it was really a pleasure stopping by and appreciate such a lovely image after an absence from the site. Thanks for sharing and best regards.
I'll be posting some great images of our Kruger National Park vacation soon.

Hi Sabine,
I was gonna post first on your latest upload when this one caught the corner of my eye. This is so sureal looking and has an incredible impact on me as the viewer, the subject matter, colors, and composition make this a very exciting image to view. I can't remember ever seeing so many occupants on one single flower. Well done.
Paul :)

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