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Copyright: Ninfa Urania (Ninfa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-08
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Sony DSC-P32
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hymenoptera: bees, wasps and ants, (sawflies), Flying bees, * Lemon Tree [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-13 0:47
Viewed: 6498
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I don't know how many hours the bees they work a day, but this picture took it to the 7.46 pm, I am surprised to see bees working until this hour, not yet it was at night but the sky began to darken.
I observed the bees and the green wasps: when a bee meets with another bee in a flower (flower of Lemon), the bee that to be first, she abandons the flower and the bee continues recently arrival. However, I observed the green wasps (smaller) and when they are in oneself flower, they fight for the flower, first I have thought that perhaps the bees are more respectful and that they don't lose the time in discussions for a flower and that they make their work, or that they are educated and they like to be in peace. I have also thought that perhaps they are very dangerous and that if they decided a fight it would be very strong, then both avoid the conflict, because they know their forces and of what they are capable. I will continue observing, it is interesting.

Due to the hour, this time my camera used a red light to take pictures, this red light was very bothersome for the bee, and also the light of the flash, the bees don't have inconvenience of listening the click of my camera during the day, neither that I come closer a lot to them, however, during the late-night, they don't like red light and the light of the flash bothers them a lot, I believe that makes them anger. I also noticed that when a bee played a leaf with some spider's web, immediately she moved and she walked for the leaves to clean her paws, this noticed it with 3 bees. To the green wasp it also happened him but you doesn't clean in the leaves the spider's web stuck to the paws.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-08-13 4:36]

A very nice capture Ninfa.
The lighting is very nice and the colours and detail excellent.
A very fine capture of the bee in flight which looks great against the dark background.
Very well done.

Very nice capture You did here Nimfa,
The composition of it is also very good, I realy love it, very fine job you did.Good note too

Very good macro.
Good details and sharpness, nice colors,
The compositio is very good
Well done

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-13 6:57]

Wow... perfecta captura nocturna Ninfa.
Excelente perspectiva, mejor iluminacion y una nitidez impecable.
Me alegra ver una nueva entrega tuya en TN.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-13 7:00]

Excellent! Ninfa, this is really good. Excellent detail and lighting. Composition superb, congratulatons.

This is a brilliant night capture. The lightning is perfect. Great work. Detailed note too. Thanx.

Excellent capture, Ninfa, very sharp and clear. Buen trabajo ;-))

This is your best shot todate Ninfa, so clear, the bee is amazing.
The bee's range of vision is greater than humans, deffinatley into the ultra violet which is why flowers have ultra violet reflective guide lines into where the nectae is housed.So its quiet lickley they can see into the infa-red as they navigate by the sun even when hidden by clouds.
Wish I could give you more for this one.

Ninfa, Beautiful, this flying bee approaching the flowers. Very good shot.
Greetings, Jan

Hola Ninfa - a beautiful photo of the bee working the "night shift". I like how well the dark blackground enhances this scene of the bee approaching the colorful flower. Details and sharpness are very good. Nice shot, and have a good weekend :-)

Excellent capture Ninfa. Great sharpness, lots of details and very nice colours. Very interesting note too.

Ninfa esta foto me encanta has logrado capturar muy bien a esta pequeńa abeja con una perfección muy grande. Te felicito, juanKa.

Great motion frozen in time. Good use of flash. Very well done, Ninfa.
What speed did you use. I would like to learn how to capture a bee in flight.
Very informative note.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2004-12-22 20:05]
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Ninfa, not only your photo is great. Your note is a literary piece. At the same time, it's funny, it tells interesting things about the behavior of the insects. Your note has a kind of childish tone - and that's great -, but it has the skills of a grown-up in the way it's written.

As for the photo, great moment. I'm curious about the speed you used.

Congratulations indeed.


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  • bimbol (8)
  • [2005-03-09 4:49]

Przejrzałem inne zdjęcia z pszczołami. Na tym najdłużej zatrzymałem wzrok. Myślę, że to, że zostało ono zrobione tak późno dodaje wiele uroku. To ciemne tło tak ładnie, a zarazem miękko kontrastuje z samym owadem. Do tego soczysta, żywa zieleń i biały kwiat. Może kiedyś uda mi się zrobić podobne? To jest bardzo ładna fotografia.

Hello Ninfa.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.

jose Luis.

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