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Black bee on blue ball

Black bee on blue ball
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Copyright: Hendrik Boot (NINIX) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bees, Wild Flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-04 14:40
Viewed: 5268
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During a hot dry summer in the Ardeche, France, I took a number of photo's of this impressive subject. A Violet Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa violacea. The name of the flower is, I think,blue Globe-thistle ???
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To DigiSpy: Hi Spy,NINIX 2 12-05 05:36
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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-12-04 15:31]

Hi Hendrik, welcome to TN. Good shot to start off with. I like the composition and I'd love to see that bee a bit closer. You can post images of up to 800 pixels which makes viewing easier.

The bee is I am fairly sure is a Violet Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa violacea.

Well done and I look forward to more.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-12-04 17:27]

Bienvenido a TN Herndrik.
Bonita primera presentacion doble... un insecto sobre una bella y llamativa flor.
Los abejorros oscuros son siempre difíciles de retratar, pero aquí se aprecia el colorido espectacular de sus alas.
Excelente agudeza con muy buena composicion.
Recuerda participar con tus críticas a las imágenes de otros usuarios para el crecimiento de TrekNature.

Welcome to TN Herndrik.
Pretty first double presentation... an insect on a beautiful and showy flower.
The dark bumblebees are always difficult to portray, but here is appraised the spectacular colorful of its wings.
Excellent sharpness with very good composition.
Remember to participate with your critics to the images of other users for the growth of TrekNature.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-05 0:26]

Welcome here to TN and you 1st post is excellent.

You managed good detail across the board which is difficult to achieve with all the contrasts in this shot.

Well done and thanks for posting. I hope to see lots more of your work here on TN.

You start with a nice post Hendrik.
Nice colours and composition.
As Paul mention you van post image up to 800 pixels.
Well done.
Welcome to TN.

Awsome detail and color in the flower, the background gives a warm contrast. Composition also good, nicely balanced free space around the subject(s).
Good work!

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