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Melee at Water Point II

Melee at Water Point II
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-24 5:28
Viewed: 3958
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I saw bees creating a melee at the mouth of a garden water pipe from which water was trickling out in drops. They were apparently thirsty and pushed each other around in their eagerness to have a drink first.

This is the second picture in the series.

Thanks for looking.

extramundi, fartash, uleko, Alex99, horia, Jamesp, dew77, BEHRAD has marked this note useful
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super ce trio et surtout de tres bons détails
jolies couleurs nettes
bien vu

It is a curious and unusual capture of this bees.
Flash and great focus give plenty of colours and details. Composition is good too.
Best regards, Felipe.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-24 6:08]
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A fine melee, ha,ha! They seem thirsty indeed!
You did a wonderful shot. I like very much the POV and composition. I wonder what those red filaments are.
My compliments and TFS, dear Ram.
Best wishes

Hello Ram
Very nice shot from these bees,
Great compo and lighting(using flash).
Hope you come back to India and enjoy
capturing wonderful shots.



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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-24 8:37]

Hello Ram,
Superb camera work on this nice macro composition, thanks for sharing.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-24 8:55]

Hello Ram,
Great capture of these bees which really stand out against the red background. Very sharp details and a nice composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-24 9:48]

Hi Ram.
What a crisp sharpness and rich colours of your wonderful close-up. All beer are in focus and perfect detailed. Diagonal composition of your picture is very impressive and is looked perfectly. Bravo and best wishes.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-24 11:59]

Hi Ram,

These bees are wonderful! Every detail is sharp and I am seeing more of them than I hope to ever see in person. Wonderful colors. A fascinating shot.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-24 12:40]
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Hi Ram

I just saw your new update on your profile and realized that it was your birthday 2 days ago...sorry for being late, but i still want to wish, from the bottom of my heart, you all the best and "Many happy returns of the day!"
You are indeed an example to all new commers on TN and your profile here is an ever-growing one both in quantity and in wuality.

I like this "crowded" macro photo with these busy little bees having a drink :)
The details here are really super-sharp and the lighting and flash work is exceptional.
The DOF could have been a bit bigger, but even so the elements in focus are really crispy. Good saturation on all the lovely colors, nice POV and perfect exposure.

Bravo, my friend and TFS

Hello Ram,
Sharp and crisp clear images of bee. A great moment in taking all three bees well in focused. I also like the composition.

hello mr thakur,
nice macro shot, very crisp image with good details, well saturated colours,
tfs & regards

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-03-24 13:40]

Hi Ram.
Very nice your capture this "melee at water point".I like perfect sharp details on all bees.Colors and lighting are very good (flash worked good here).Nice POV and good exposure.Well done,TFS.
Best greetings Milos.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-03-24 13:44]

Hi Ram

Lovely shot - both excellent detail and colours.


Hi Ram, wonderful macro with beautiful details and great sharpness, lovely composition with splendid colors, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-25 13:03]

Hello Ram,
Wondeful close up.Vivid colors,sharpness,clear details,framing and composition are excellent.

Hello Ram,
Sorry for delay, I really do not like only "to mark" photos, but it is the best way to do notoverlook interesting picture :)
This composition is really nice, 3 bees at water point, very interesting idea! And the other detais of this picture are also very good: DOF, contrast, colours :)
Best greetings,

Jolie présentation bien cadrée.
Bonne journée.

Hi Ram
Belated wishes ,sorry for the delay as I could not access internet thank you for sharing your wisdom & your knowlodge with us in the site wishing you many happy returns of the day.
Also very nice shot with good sharpness and composition.
I like it.


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