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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flying images, 100 points or more (Chapter 1) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-11 3:37
Viewed: 3801
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 114
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This photo was taken about3 months ago with my Nikon D70 .Honeybee was flying over the yellow flowers.Hope you’ll like it.

Bees (Apoidea superfamily) are flying insects, closely related to wasps and ants. They are adapted for feeding on nectar, and play an important role in pollinating flowering plants, and are called pollinators. Bees have a long tongue that they use in order to obtain the nectar from flowers. Bees have antennae made up of thirteen segments in males and twelve in females. They have two pairs of wings, the back pair being the smaller of the two.

There are over 16,000 described species, and possibly around 30,000 species in total. Bees may be solitary, or may live in various sorts of communities. The most advanced of these are eusocial colonies, found among the honeybees and stingless bees.This one is a honeybee…

Interesting thing about bee’s is their mouth anatomy.It is complex. The mandibles (jaws) are suspended from the head at the sides of the mouth. They are used in handling objects, manipulating pollen and in contact with other bees.Their communication system is also very interesting.But I’ll write it in an another bee shot! The front of the mouth is composed of a wide plate or labrum. A proboscis is formed by bringing together several lower mouth parts. The two maxillae and the median labium (a movable flap) form the proboscis which is the tube used for feeding on nectar.


Nikon D70
2005/04/09 14:14:12.9
Image Size: 1208 x 1324
Lens: Sigma 185mm macro
Focal Length: 185mm
Exposure Mode:Aperture priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/1000 sec - F/3.5
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV:
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: Manuel focus
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached

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Lovely composition! The colours are excellent and so charming and the little bee very sharp and obviously difficult to capture while flying. Excellent job! Well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-11 3:45]

Nice and sharp Sebnum. And the yellow and green plants look so good too. Lighting, compo and details just perfect. Well done.

Hello Şebnem!
Lovely capture.Vivid colors,sharpness,details and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Hi Sebnem!
Great photo. Your bee is so soft and so cute ;-)
Great shot!

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-07-11 5:23]

Love the compostion and good colours!!!!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-11 5:50]

Hi Sebnem, excellent shot. I think the flight will be very short! Vwey well done for capturing this, the details are great and the colours are gorgeous.

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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2005-07-11 6:19]

Beautiful macro.
I like composition and POV.
Nice colours and DOF.
Well done

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-11 6:23]

Hello Sebnem,

So you took this picture with your brothers D70? ;) What I like the best are the lovely colors. The yellow is great! Details are sharp and composition is good. Well done & TFS!


hello Sebnem:) it is beauty composition:) exellent pov :) and great DOF:) I like here everything especially flowers;)



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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-11 7:28]

You've got nerves of steel, Sebnem ;-) You took this perfect photo 3 months ago and send it to TN just today!? Why? It's great picture full of warm colours and sun. And this flying bee looks amazing!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-11 7:45]

Hello Sebnem!
Personal assessment of the photo: great. Excellent composition.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Have a good week!

Very nice colors and composition;
You stop the flight!
TFS, Laurent

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-07-11 10:07]

Bonjour Sebnem, bravo pour cette bien belle composition avec des teintes trés douces et harmonieuses, super piqué de l'insecte. TFS Didier.

Great shot Sebnem,
You're not giving up on the Canon are you?
Well composed, good detail, colours and sharpness.
Nicely captured, good POV and DOF.
Thanks for posting, have a good week.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-11 14:03]

it´s a super shot,
good capture, veru nice freesing shot, good in pov and a fantastic dof, very good composing shot, good job Sebnem,
gr. Jaap

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-07-11 15:15]

Composição, macro, nitidez, cores e ângulo tudo muito bom!!
Boa Foto!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-11 16:44]

Hello, Şebnem, lovely colors here.

Colors all around are in tune with the colors of the bee.

A beautiful and pleasant capture.

I added your picture to a theme of mine.

Beautiful Shot. Perfect detail on your subject. The colors are amazing, and perfect DOF. EXCELLENT!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-11 19:46]

Hello Sebnem,
An excellent shot.
Great colours,sharp detail and very good composition.
Superb,well done.


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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-07-11 21:49]

Hi Sebnum
Excellent composition, beautiful colour.
Superb shot!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-07-11 22:49]

Awesome macro photo sebnem.You really know how to use your camera.Sharpness and focus perfect.Nice pov,dof and colors.TFS

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-12 3:36]

Wow ! Wonderful and interesting shot for this bee in fly ! I love your composition with yellow flowers ! Colors, DOF, details and sharpness are great ! Congratulations Sebnem and thanks for sharing.

Hello Sebnem, beautiful natural shot - very clear and colorful. Fantastic composition and great details. Superb colors. Well done & TFS!

hello sebnem! :-)
what a wonderful and sharp macro!
the bee is so detailed, good capture.
and with the nice yellow flowers in
the background - almost perfect.
maybe it could be just a tiny bit lighter...
nevermind, this is beautiful.
thanx for sharing & showing,

Nice macro Sebnem, Very pleasing to the eye with great colors, details and light..Looks like you caught the bee just as it is lifting off the flower..Well done!

WOW! Manual focus, you are pretty fast on the focus ring. :)

Color/levels: ****
Composition/placement: ***
Exposure: ****
Focus/sharpness: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****
Impact: ***

Overall: ****

*Acceptable, **Average, ***Good, ****Great, *****Outstanding

Great POV and effective DOF showing different levels. Composition is very good as is details. Very nice work Sebnem.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-14 4:39]

Great shot.
Focus excellent!
Well caught in mid air.
Nice colours.
DOF perfect

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-07-14 17:45]

Hello Sebnem, nice shot! :) Great composition, details, colours and DOF. Well done, thanks for sharing. :)

Very nice capture! The composition is beautiful with the yellow and green colors. Good details, great photo! TFS

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-07-15 12:14]

I like this capture. Excellent POV of the flying Bee.
Well done on the composition and details.


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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-15 16:01]

Hello Sebnem,
Lovely composition, nice colours & clear details. Dof & pov are great,



Hello again Sebnem! What a wonderful take off you have captured! Great macro, splendid DOF! Wonderful yellows, such detail on the bee and the unopened bud-- just a beautiful photograph! Very well done! Thank you, Linda

Hello Sebnem,
It's a very amazing shot! I like the composition with the yellow flowers in background. Contrast and the colors are very well. Good note also.
TFS, cordially,

I love the composition of the yellow flowers in this photo. I just tried to capture some bee shots this week and didn't get anything this lovely. The sharp focus on the lower flower parts is very nice in contrast to the blurry background ones. The color and lighting is perfect too, excellent work.

Wow. I love the composition and colors of this shot and great control of DOF as well.



Really good sharp details, perfect DOF. Pleaseing colours as well, mainly just greens and yellows. A strange POV with the bee upside down, though, I wonder if it would be better inverted?

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  • Phoki Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 21] (284)
  • [2005-10-07 10:04]

Lovely colors and everything in the pic!

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-10-17 5:55]

Hello Şebnem!
Wonderful action macro.Saturation,colors,POV,details and composition are beautiful.Thanks for posting.

What a capture! so nice and sharp with excellent BG and lovely colours.


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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-27 14:54]

Very nice close-up Sebnem!
Technically very good focus and excellent exposure.
Artistically, an excellent DOF where the bee is sharp and where the BG flowers disapear in a magnificient blur. The yellow and green colors fit beautifully together. Finally your POV is very unusual and give the impression you were flying too over the bee.
Great shot and TFS
Shame on me, I forgot to score

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-11-30 6:09]

Piêkne ¿ó³to zielone zdjêcie, fajna kompozycja, od strony technicznej te¿ OK.

Wow, what a flying catch!

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-01-03 19:57]

Hello Sebnem,
I haven't seen this one yet :-)
Very nice composition and my favourite green domination!
Best greetings,

Hello Sebnem,
very good play with still and speed, soft and crisp. Nice colour saturation and good note. TFS Thomas

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-02-01 4:45]

Hi Sebnem.
I like the yellow colors of this photo,very nice details and composition, is a happy photo.

Hello Sebnem!
Nice capture.I like composition, color(yellow) and POV very much.Congratulations.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2006-03-09 5:23]

Hello Şebnem!
Beautiful action macro.Colors,POV and sharpness and details
are v ery nice.Thanks for posting.

Hi Sebem!
Ezcellent capture.I liked sharpness,POV,vivid colors and saturation very much.Thanks for posting.

Excellent macro shot with excellent colors,sharpness,focus,pov,dof and frame.....
Thanks Ana:)

Bonjour Sebnem

Très belle photo en macro avec cette abeille qui butine , qualité et couleurs sont au rendez-vous sans parler des détails qui sont magnifiques.

Merci et au revoir....JP

Getting the picture of a flying bee of this clarity and sharpness speaks volumes about your photographic talent, Sebnem.
As I enjoy each of the pictures in your portfolio one by one, my conviction gets stronger that no matter how fancy a camera one may possess, one still needs the talent to take a good picture.
Thanks for your encouragement. I feel honoured by your visit.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-29 17:27]

Selam Sebnem
Great composition. Great colours, sharpnes, details, light, DOF and POV. Also good note.
Well done mf


Hello Sebnem,
The vibrant color saturation of yellow and green set the tone of this picture. The composition, exposure, and sharpness are excellent. Impressive depth, looks three dimension. Thanks for sharing. Regards,


Hi Sebnem, great macro with amazing details and splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-09-14 6:38]

selam sebnem
cicekten cicege konan bu iyi ariyi basarili bir sekilde kadrajlamissin
sari ve yesil tonlarin hakim olugu bu guzel kompozisyonu, detaylari ve bilgi notunu begendim
eline saglik

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