<< Previous Next >>

Prepare for landing

Prepare for landing
Photo Information
Copyright: Ignacio Gonzalez Leal (gonzalig) (43)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-09
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-09 18:50
Viewed: 3711
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From the family Cactaceae and genus Opuntia the species ficus-indica is quite common in Mexico, commonly named Nopal here in Mexico. This is the season where some are flowering and to my advantage having an apple orchard close by, they are frequently visited by bees. This bee in particular was swimming in pollen for several minutes in this flower and actually made repeated visits to the same flower. Although I’d like to have gotten this bee a bit more in focus I have selected this one due to the challenge of catching the bee at flight. I have many other pictures with the bee in the flower, but like economy states; the scarcest is the most valuable.
You comments are very well appreciated.

mamcg, Luis52, Pitoncle has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2009-04-09 20:50]

Hi Gonzalez,
I like Mexican flower and wild plants, here you did well timing of this bee around the flower, well lit shot and nice frame.
Beautiful is the last word that I can say for praise..


  • Great 
  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-04-16 15:46]

Hola Nachito.
Alta calidad en la imagen. Los colores y la iluminacion, asi como la nitidez lograda hacen de esta foto una muy buena presentacion.
La pequeña abejita le da un valor agregado a eata bella foto.
Interesante la nota escrita.
2 Puntitos.

Bonjour Ignacio,
Bienvenue sur TN avec cette splendide macro finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Calibration Check