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Bee and Flower

Bee and Flower
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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, Sigma 72mm MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Macros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-18 3:29
Viewed: 4929
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 82
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) visiting the Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) in search of pollen.

Photo taken at Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.
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  • Great 
  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-01-18 3:49]

Another "frozen" time shot!
Excellent job!
Fantastic POV!
Very good BG!
Wonderful colours!

Perfect capture - I also want one this sharp!!!! Thanks

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-18 4:03]

Hello Chi!
Wonderful in flight macro.POV,colors,
details,BG and composition are excellent.

Impressive shot Chi. Nice timing. Crisp, clear and tack sharp. Awesome colours and amazing details. Congrats.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-01-18 5:41]

Wooooow ! What a wonderful and interesting action shot that you have very well done ! Good timing and quality. Congratulations Chi and thanks for sharing.

  • Great 
  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-01-18 5:43]

Brilliant! Colours, composition, detail, focus everything perfect. One of my favourites, TFS.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-01-18 6:12]

Well caught Chi, super timing, good POV and sharpness too. TFS Didier.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2006-01-18 6:39]

wauuuu excellent action shot !!!
I like it very much !!!
great sharp,details,timing
conratulations and TFS Libor

  • Great 
  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-01-18 6:46]

I like this even more thanhj your previous one. Shows action. Nice and sharp and well exposed. The pink petals at the bottom also adds some artistic value. Well done.

Same flower.
Other bee.
Same flawless quality.
Other POV.
Same vivid colours.
Other smiley!

Regards, Petru

Hi Chi,
The colors in this are just amazing. I really like the overall composition with the placment of the Cone Flower and the bee. Detail is very sharp, and yourcontrol of the DOF is perfect. OOF backround is great.

Excellent capture Chi. Details are razor sharp and the colours look amazing. Very good DOF.

Well Done

  • Great 
  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-01-18 8:23]

Hi Chi

Another lovely shot of the bee. Well stopped in flight. Good POV and DOF. Very nice colours and BG. TFS


  • Great 
  • mwaite (0)
  • [2006-01-18 9:07]

Perfect timing, well composed, and dof is right on.

This is impressive. The colours, sharpness and details are superb. Very well done. I like it.

  • Great 
  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2006-01-18 10:10]

Hi Chi
Great composition. I like the softness of the bright colours and the position of the bee. Well captured.
Regards Toni

Great macro, colours and details!

  • Great 
  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-01-18 14:04]

Hi Chi,

Excellent shot!!!
Good job.

TFS :)b

Hi Chi,
I don't have to make many words - just - PERFECT! The moment is great, also the colours and sharpness, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Chi
I like this picture very much.
I like bees and also flowers and the make in this picture a beautiful composition.
I love frozen in time pictures and this one is been done perfectly.

hi chi
splendid macro,beautiful colors and good POV.

Hello Chi,
Excellent details and sharpness, brilliant composition and great colours. Excellent work! Well done, thanks for posting.

Hi Chi,
Great action shot. Love the colours and the sharpness is spot on. Are you dialling in any -ve EV on your flash for these shots?

  • Great 
  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-18 16:47]

Hi Chi,
Great capture of the bee and the flower!
Very nice POV!

  • Great 
  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-01-18 17:02]

Great inflight capture and WOW the colours!

Colorful frame Chi Liu and the green BG works well here. Very good sharpness, color, DOF and well composed. Well done.
Thank You!

Hi, Chi.
This is fantastique shot. Excellent sharpness and DOF. Great colors and BG.

Hi Chi,
An other excellent shot in action! Amazing colors and sharpness. Perfect timing. Well done.
Best regards

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-01-19 15:08]

Hi Chi, wonderful capture of the bee and the flower. I love these echinaceas, and so do the insects. Beautiful capture, nice and sharp. Well done,

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-01-19 17:18]

Yes Chi, thats a perfect picture, what a great timing.
TFS reina

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-01-19 20:33]

Thank you, Liu.
Sorry, I have no time these days to write complete comments.

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-19 23:08]

Chi, this is really very nice.

Lovely and vivid colors, a great moment, excellnt contrast.

Great use of flash and composition.


Nice composition and beautiful colors in this surreal capture. Well done Chi. :)

Perfect timing and a well frozen actionshot, excellent detail, colors and composition.

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-22 15:22]

This is something like shot from my dream Chi! Perfect moment, sharpness, composition, colours. Echinacea is best place for insects' shots in my opinion!

  • Great 
  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-24 4:04]

Hi Chiliu.
Excellent macro, very nice colors an details, great shoot.

Outstanding capture!!!

Hi Chi,
I'm still very busy, so have no time for a longer visit to TN.
Very good capture, and as always good deatils, colours, sharpness and composition.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Outstandingly beautiful, artistic shot. I very much like the soft curve of the petals, the rich colours, the very well balanced composition, the charming approach of the bee. Thanks and congratulations!

great macro with nice cadrage and composition
colours and dof also splendid

  • Great 
  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-05-03 17:02]

Really outstanding and amazing details, it's very hard to catch a bee in flight with such precision ( at least for my camera :) ), beautiful photo, i especialy like the cut you've made by positioning the bee and the flower out of the central area.

this is excellent makro. Very good sharp and DOF. Excellent!

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