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Metallic green bee (ID)

Metallic green bee (ID)
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-04 17:33
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Metallic green bee (ID)

Hello friends!

Well, I do not know the ID of this restless metallic green bee, but I think it may belong to the genus Agapostemon.

Regarding the photo, was taken in my backyard, O this opulent red flowers (whose ID also I do not know) I was carry the seeds the last summer from the mountains near my hometown; interestingly, these flowers thrive more good when this born under the shadow of my banana plants!. The picture was made ​​with my Canon compact camera, using fill flash to 33% to enhance the metallic colors of the bee and me showing off a lot of patience! Because this insect is very small and very restless.



About this shot:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/501
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 11500/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2011-05-23 10:04
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash fired
File Size: 203 kb

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To chrimakris: Thanks Christodoulos friend!jlinaresp 1 06-05 13:04
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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-06-04 20:49]

Hola Jesus !
Veo que tienes una técnica perfecta! Bravo! La composición está muy linda y la nitideza es increíble.Lamentablemente no sé el ID del insecto ni de la flor...Quien sabe Ivan ( Argus) no lo sabe?
Un buen domingo para ti!

Beautiful composition with great colour...
Good details.Very well done.


Hola Jesus

Bella composición en tonos metalicos y color del fuego. Contrastes y nitidez perfectas.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-05 0:36]

Hello Jesus,
Fascinating photo in splendid saturated colours and perfect sharpness and details. taken from the best possible POV in a great composition and DOF.

Gran delicadeza y belleza en este trabajo.
Buen manejo de la luz... simplemente impresionado por tanta elegancia... de una simple mosca !!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-06-05 2:08]

Bonjour Jesus!
Lucky again to have had on your "chemin" this splendid metallic bee, well posed on a colorful flower. A very pleasant and colorful shot and a very interesting creature.. We have also metallic bees in Europe, mostly bi-colored. And they are alos quite small, like yours seeems to be.
Bon dimanche

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-05 2:11]

Ciao Jesus,una macro davvero straordinaria,che dettagli e che perfetta cattura dei colori metallici,dettagli impressionanti dell'occhio e gran bilanciamento della luce.Complimenti e buona Domenica,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-06-05 2:14]

never saw this before Jesus, very good shot with great colors and composition . Wel done !
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Jesus. Macro superba. Al top della qualità. Colori eccezionali. Complimenti.


Ciao Jesus, fantastica l'ape con carrozzeria metallizzata, mai vista prima, splendida macro con magnifici mdettagli e ottima nitidezza, bravissimo, buona Domenica, ciao Silvio

hello Jesus
this one issuper good
great sharpness beautiful colours and good details
super shot
greting lou

Ciao jesus,
una splendida macro di questo insetto dai bellissimi colori verde metallico, che contrastano molto bene con i colori ottimamente saturati del fiore, ottimi dettagli in una piacevole composizione
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Jesus,

Very nice detailed image and superb sharpness, you have captured some array of rich colours here that gives the picture impact, strong and impressive composition, good work and well done,
Best Regards,


Another GREAT macro Jesus! The composition is excellent, the colours are fantastic and the sharpness is impressive

Hello Jesús

WOW ! great macro shot of this insect,
very fine POV and the way it is framed,
great eye-contact from the insect,
great contrast, great focus sharpness details,



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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-06-05 20:08]

Hi Jesus,
Good composition,sharpness details and Fantastic metallic colours.
Regards Jiri.

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