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Working bee

Working bee
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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: 2005-06-09
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-20 5:30
Viewed: 4039
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
this one is from my archives
taken 2005 with canon eos 10D
and tamron 90/2,8
im lying on the ground and
its taken handhold
i think its a hoverfly?
correct me if im wrong

thanks fore the correcting
its a bee and not a hoverfly

hope you like it!

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hi mikael,
what a lovely capture,
well composed shot,
excellent point of view,
nice dof, lovely bg,
well saturated colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

Wow a great catch perfect focus and timing nice dof well done tfs rgds Necip

Hi Mikael.
This is a very nice capture, the composition is just lovely and the colours great.
Very nice details too. Great work!
PD: I think it is not a hoverfly, but a bee.

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2007-02-20 5:49]

Fantastic capture! Nice composition, colours, details and POV.

Hi Mikael,
Very original image; especially due to the strange load carried as well as the sharpness of the in flight insect.

Un réflexe incroyable. Bravo. Le but semble clairement fixé.
Bonne journée.

Hi Mikael,
I love this shot, just at the right moment and with perfect sharpness, very well done.
I think it's a bee, flies have bigger eyes.
Thanks for sharing, bye and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hej Micke,
a nice picture with good details, nicely frozen.
But itt's not a hoverfly. Well composed and good POV.
Well done.
I had plans to go up to Villan today but I will wait
to the snowstorm is over, maybe tommorrow.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-20 6:28]

Hola Mikael,
sorprendente captura,
nitidez y bella compo.
y magnífico foco, saludos

Hi Mikael,
And excellent composition. The low POV is relly great and I think thats what makes the shot here. Vibrant color saturation and good detail. This makes me wish summer would get here as soon as possible.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-20 7:30]

Hej Micke,
Great capture of a bee in mid-flight. The composition is excellent and the deatil first class. One can see that the pollen baskets on its legs are loaded.
Hälsningar, Ivan

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-20 7:47]

Hello Mikael,
Well you did it again, a outstanding in flight capture of this heavly laden fly. Marvelous details, stunning colors and grat composition you have achieved Mikael.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-20 8:23]

Hi Mikael.
Excellent in-flight shot with perfect composition and exposure. Great DOF and exposure time. BG is nicely blurred and coloured and really amazing as well as the sharpness of the flower and some species of BEE. BRAVO and best wishes.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-20 11:21]

Hello Mikael,amazing capture; sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is excellent ! TFS

bonjour mickael
dommage que l'abeille n'ai pas été un peu plus pres de la fleur comme cela vous auriez pu aggrandir un peu plus,mais en tout cas la netteté sur l'insecte en mouvement est tres bonne.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-20 11:36]

Hej Micke,
Great capture of this little bee carrying a great burden! (I wonder how much they can carry before they drop!) Great shot taken in natural very good light and showing superb details and nice colours. The composition is brilliant!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Great bee inflight Mikael.
You caught the bee nice and sharp, with the flower well within your DOF. Great BG, colors and light.
Very well done.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-02-20 14:12]

Hi Mikeal

Superbly timed capture and a very well composed shot, perfectly sharp focus on the Bee and Flower, wonnderful colours with a really nice Blurry BG.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-20 16:39]

Hello Mikael

A beautiful composition,reminds me of sprintime.The bee has so much pollen it looks like tiny jodpurs.Excellent low POV and well handled DOF.The shot is top quality.TFS


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-20 17:13]

Hi Mikael,
A perfect capture of this flying bee. Excellent sharpness, colours, compositioin and bg.
TFS, José M.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-02-20 20:19]

Mikael, this is really great.

A great moment, an excellent photo.

Perfect sharpness, composition and pov. Great saturation and contrast.

I am impressed the bee is still seeking more pollen as it seems to be already carrying a full load. Well taken shot, nice work.


Hello Mikael,
You really have nice pictures in your archives :) This is a stunning capture, something I never managed to do. Everything is very clear and it is well composed with excellent exposure, colors, details and a beautiful BG. This insect is loaded, how can it fly :-) Well done! TFS,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-21 13:09]

No sueles publicar muchas macros Mikael, pero las veces que lo haces son realmente de calidad.
Excelente captura en vuelo con gran luminosidad y excelente foco para captar buenos detalles del insecto y la flor con apropiado OOF y una composición clara, limpia y efectiva.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

You don't usually publish many macros Mikael, but the times that you make it they are really of quality.
Excellent capture in flight with great brightness and excellent focus to capture good details of the insect and flower with appropriate OOF and a clear, clean and effective composition.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

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  • edji Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 83 W: 8 N: 22] (426)
  • [2007-02-23 8:44]

Very grat macro shot. I like the detail on the insect.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-03-10 14:03]

What amazing moment and shot, great work!
Really outstanding view and photo!

Great picture with exellent sharpness made in the exactly right moment!You had a good point of view and took the photo in the exactly right moment.

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