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The seeker

The seeker
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Copyright: mikael pettersen (Tamrock) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 337 W: 0 N: 290] (1928)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Sigma 50 mm 2.8 EX Macro
Exposure: f/3.5
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-10 17:36
Viewed: 4232
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
dont now so mouch about insects but
this is a swedish bumblebee and i took
it just a bit from my home in the meadows
at daytime,handheld and its a little bit
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Hi Mikael,
Greatly capturing this flying bee! Great DoF, sharp and neat.
Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

Nice photo. TFS.

Beautifully colourfull flowers and nice sharp catch of the flight well done rgds Necip.

Hi Mikael

Impressive camera work. Well done. This is an excellent in-flight showing lovely clear details. Thank you!

  • jeanpaul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
  • [2007-01-10 22:21]

Bonjour Mikael
Superbe photo de cette petite abeille qui n'a pas l'air d,avoir peur. L'arrière plan beige est d'un bel effet.
Bravo et merci....JP
Les sourires demain

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-10 23:02]

Hello Mikael

A beautiful composition of this bee in the asters.Excellent DOF and POV.The details are sharp and crisp.The colours are wonderful,and the OOF BG is very attractive.TFS


Hi Mikael,
I don't know what ID it has either.
What I DO know is I like the picture very much; it is music!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-11 5:52]

Hi Mikael,
Beautiful! Clarity is impressive. Very good composition, colors, excellent use of light, great focus and contrast. TFS

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-11 7:45]

Hi Mikael,
Another superb capture, fantastic detail, color and composition. Just a superb posting. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Micke,
This is a great shot, the bee is well frozen at 30sec ;-)
I'm joking the exit says 1/5000 sec.
A lovely picture with vivid colours. Very good details and nice POV.
Very good.
Idag skulle du ha varit med. Jag hade stjärtmesarna på 1/2 meter nere vid T-udden, men inga skäggmesar.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-11 11:03]

Hello Mikael,
very nice action that you captured here. Great focus on the bumble bee that is very sharp with just the slightest motion blur which we do desire in and inflight shot. Beautiful compostion, colors, POV and details are lovely.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-11 13:03]

A tiny image, full with colors, good timing (1/5000... is it correct?) and beautiful composition Mikael.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, sharpness, background, colors, DOF, focus, lighting, framing and PP.

I like it: notes.

I don't like it: nothing to quarrel.

I love beauty of the colors, warm and well saturated.
Very good work.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-11 14:14]

Hej Micke,
What a beautiful catch! I can hear him buzzing! Very sharp details and the colours of the asters and the brown backgorund are great. Excellent composition.
TFS, Ulla

A difficult shot to take, well done, detail and exposure are on the money.


Hi, Mikael.
Excellent start to fly moment. Very good sharpness. Nice compo and surroundings. Well exposed and rich nice colors. Clean BG.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-01-11 17:31]

Hello Mikael
My compliments for this excellent shot and wonderful picture! How can be achieved such a perfect sharpness with the camera handheld? You are a genious! The picture is really beautiful with that wonderful pov and composition, besides the color, focus, lighting and bg. All is great!
Best wishes

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-01-25 19:41]

Hola Tamrock, preciosa composición y colorido, claridad excelente, enhorabuena. Saludos Sira

Hi firend,
well observed and captured!
superb dynamic macro! Great details and sharp!
Light and colours are impressive!
Take care Ana:)

Lovely capture Mikael!

Also wish to add an alarming bit of news about bees! Recent reports on unusually high beekills suggest that perhaps cell phones are to blame.
Are we ignorantly committing Apidae-cide?

Like you I like these humblebees which have tricks regular honeybees do not have.

Excellent PoV here of the bee above the [fall] asters. It shows us so much more than just another photo of another insect... bee, b'fly, bug, what have you... Tfs, Jay

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