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Bee on Calotropis gigantea

Bee on Calotropis gigantea
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-14
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bee+Fly on flower [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-05-21 19:09
Viewed: 2349
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Calotropis gigantea (Crown Flower, Giant Indian Milkweed, ดอกรัก, ป่านเถื่่อน, ปอเถื่อน) is a species of Calotropis native to Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India and China.
It is a large shrub growing to 4 m tall. It has clusters of waxy flowers that are either white or lavender in colour. Each flower consists of five pointed petals and a small, elegant "crown" rising from the centre, which holds the stamens. The plant has oval, light green leaves and milky stem.
The flowers last long, and in Thailand they are used in various floral arrangements. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Hello Jitti

Great photo of this insect on action in
the same time macro and environmental photo,
very fine POV to show the scenery,
great focus, sharpness, details, TFS



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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-05-21 22:59]

Hi Iitti.
Glad to see you, your comments and pictures. Excellent reproduction of all features of a wonderful flower and its small visitor. DOF is precise and smoothed BG is also impressive and underlines the details of the main subject. Cropping of the shot is disputable a little bit but is is matter of taste. My warm greetings and TFS.

Hallo jitti,
Bella composizione con colori delicati e ottimi dettagli.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-22 7:46]

Fine composition for this lovely flower...the bee is a bonus..good colors. tfs.

The Bee and the flower have a synergistic relationship in this beautiful composition, JC.
The picture looks like a delicate work of art with very nice colours.
Thanks and regards.

Ciao Jitti, lovely busy bee on fantastic flower, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Jitti,
Très belle macro valorisant bien le sut dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Impresionante !

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