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Dripping Wet

Dripping Wet
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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: 2011-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-10 2:44
Viewed: 3162
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a bumble-bee species which is endemic for Madeira:
Bombus maderensis.
A second peculiarity is the specific hair-style.
Clearly, the insect is really wet due ho the last rain at
Encumeada-Pass, a region on Madeira which is
rarely cloudless.
The species resembles our common European Bombus terrestris.

* Sziemer P. (2010) Madeira's Natural History in a Nutshell. - Francisco Ribeiro & Filhos, Funchal.
* von Hagen E. (1986) Hummeln - bestimmen, ansiedeln, vermehren, schützen. - Neumann-Neudamm, Melsungen.

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Great Image.
Good colors, sharpness is perfect.

amazing wet closeup, TFS Ori

Hi Peter,
Poor little guy. I guess a bees work site doesn't have rain delays. Nice close-up. A bees work is never done.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-10 5:54]

Hi Peter,
impressive shot!
great sharpness, excellent POV and composition, beautiful natural colors.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-09-10 7:04]

Hola Peter.
Nice photo. A lot of details to admire here.
Very clear and sharp image.

what an AMAZING SHOT! LOL Love the hair style; really, was it after a storm? How did you capture this?! amazing

Hello Peter,
We can not ask more eloquently in a macro! ... Excellent! ... great shot!

hallo peter
very nice picture
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Peter, superb macro of lovely bombus with beautiful drops, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter
Interesting and beautiful photo with good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-10 23:06]

Bonjour Peter,
Effectivement cet insecte sort du bain.
Belle macro aux jolies couleurs.
Bon Dimanche

This Bumble Bee is really soaked, Peter.
A marvellous shot with lots of water drops clinging to the poor fellow; maybe it was enjoying getting wet.
Thanks and regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-09-11 7:29]

Lieber Peter,
Pudelnass die Hummel! Lustiges und originelles Bild, wie üblich in bester Qualität präsentiert.
Herzlichen Dank und liebe Grüsse

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