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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: 2006-03-14
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-14 4:33
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Friends, the beehive, or rather the swarm (many knowledgeable members suggest that's the right term) on the fig tree in my garden has still not moved.

I gave it another try this morning; some of you felt the colours were a little too garish, giving the insects the look of candies at first glance. Actually I used flash during my shoot yesterday.

Today I have taken the pictures in natural light. You will find the colours more natural. I went right underneath the swarm and took this close-up and many more.
Hope you will like this one better.

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  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-14 4:44]

Hello Ram!
Wonderful and unusual close up.POV,details,colors,sharpness,
framing and especially composition are excellent.

Hello Ram,
Very good capture. POV, details, colors, sharpness, framing are excellent. Only I wish we could see the whole object. TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-14 10:47]

An interesting POV of this beehive, Ram. Unusual subject well captured with sharp details and good light. Great close-up.
TFS. : )

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  • millen (113)
  • [2006-03-14 15:53]

Hello Ram,
you are a courageous man! These insects look like too close for me. Great moment, good shot.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-03-15 10:13]

Wow very impressive, isn't it a bit dangerous ? Anyway great shot, thanks Ram.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-15 14:51]

Hi Ram,
another daring shot. Great perspective with great POV. Sharp details and excellent DOF. Very well presented in this nice frame.

i just love this one far better than the other.
good DOF & the POV is wonderful, great colors. the most important thing for me here is the buzzing bees, the blur of their movement can be seen very clearly.

Hi Ram,
Your shot is better than mine.
Because natural light is better than flash light.

Good capture - I wonder what is going on under there - is there a giant fig or are they building a complex?

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  • cruize (30)
  • [2006-04-10 5:52]

Wow, this is very cool Ram. I hope you had a long zoom lens for this...you wouldn't want to get to close and make the bees angry.

I think your composition is great and I like how some of the bees are showing movement while others are static.

Best wishes

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