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Bombus terrestris

Bombus terrestris
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-02-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-23 0:36
Viewed: 1359
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bombus terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hymenoptera: Apidae
Common name: Bumble bee, buff-tailed bumblebee

Bombus terrestris, the buff-tailed bumblebee or large earth bumblebee, is one of the most numerous bumblebee species in Europe. In addition, Bombus terrestris is the largest of the European bumblebee species. It is one of the main species used in greenhouse pollination, and so can be found in many countries and areas where it is not native, such as Tasmania. Moreover, it is a eusocial insect with an overlap of generations, a division of labor, and cooperative brood care. The queen is monandrous which means she mates with only one male. B. terrestris workers learn flower colors and forage efficiently.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-03-23 9:05]

Hello Nikos,
Very nice macro in excellent sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours and a fine composition.

Hello Nikos,
Although you are older than me, more experienced, more wise and know this materialistic world better than me, but if you don't mind and love photography, then COMMENT regularly (if possible and if you have time), here in TN as much as you can. Then you'll get more feedback (if you truly want to learn more) from other member. If you don't COMMENT much, you'll not get feedback. Even you can see this in TN guidelines. As an example, I don't COMMENT much, those who don't have time to spend on my photographs to give a comment "Whether it's good or bad; or how can I improve". What I think personally, I say. I have nothing to lose here except gaining. If you don't like, then don't use "Green smiles", just COMMENT is enough; like what Yves does. But you know those "Point Hungry" members (smile), be aware of them (smile). A few of them CAMOUFLAGED recently! If you post OUT OF FOCUS photograph, they will say "Excellent Focus".
By the way, your photographs are far better than your previous photographs. I think Nikon D5200 and Tamron 90mm play a important role. Enjoy photography and keep shooting.
Well captured this Bee. Nice BG with well composition. Please can you mail me the original (Big file) photograph of this Bee? You have my email.....
Thanks for sharing this photograph and also thanks for go through my Comment,
Best regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-03-23 18:37]

Hello Nikos,
A new type of bee for me and a real beauty. I like it's buff colored hind end which is very unique, at least it is for me. Razor sharp focus displaying incredible detail. The thistle bloom is also very pretty, it's lavender petals compliment the black, yellow and buff colors of the bee. Nicely framed and showing plenty of DOF.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2016-03-23 21:52]

Beautiful, as my vocabulary is short so my praise is also in short hope that it be accepted, greetings.

Hello Nikos,
Nice image with this bumblebee specie common in my country. It is not difficult to take a shot because this insect is not moving fast.

Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely bombus on beautiful flower, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well fone, my friend, Happy Easter, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-27 1:49]

Hi Nikos,beautiful macro showing us this bombus looking for food,very good sharpness and colors,i like the POV too.Happy Easter and thanks for share,Luciano

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