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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-04 7:38
Viewed: 2349
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the bumble-bee species
Megabombus pascuorum
- family: Apidae

German: Ackerhummel

Usually, these insects are very busy and it's difficult to obtain acceptable pictures.
But this specimen took a rest and it was not disturbed by me: late season, lower temperatures and diffuse light due to clouds also have their advantages!

* von Hagen E. (1986) Hummeln - Bestimmen, Ansiedeln, Vermehren, Schützen. - Neumann-Neudamm, Melsungen.
* Bellmann H. (1995) Bienen, Wespen, Ameisen: Die Hautflügler Mitteleuropas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.

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Hallo Peter
This super sharp and very pretty. The colours and details captured is striking. I like the colour of the backdrop very much, as it highlights the all the details of the Ackerhummel to the best. The light in the image is magic. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-04 7:48]

Hello Peter,
A macro in fantastic clarity and sharpness. Impressive details. Great DOF, splendid colours and taken from a very good POV. Nice contrasting blurred background.

Hi Peter, my neighbour.
Amazing macro shot. Perfect point of view. Great sharpness and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Peter,
A top quality macro capture taken from perfect POV with great sharp details, nice colours, clear BG and excellent composition. Congratulations!

Olá Peter,
bela imagem com um trabalho de macro espetacular parabéns.

Ciao Peter, superb macro with fantastic details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Peter. An interesting specie taken in excellent details and brilliant colours. Superb BG.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-12-04 13:21]

excellent macro!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-04 13:47]

Hi Peter,very nice capture for this frozen bumblebee,i like these days,the last specie are very easy to take...ehhee.,,,and this is a beautiful example.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-05 6:04]

Its not quite often we see these bees resting like this, good image. tfs.

Hi Peter,
Perfectly shoted species, I like a lot the details and impressive light level.
Nice work!

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