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bee perhaeps ? ID please

bee perhaeps ? ID please
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Copyright: Pat Diederen (Patleboss) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 566 W: 14 N: 1085] (5950)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro Nikkor
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-04 14:30
Viewed: 4199
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Hello my friends, This insect is very pretty, it wears a white beard, I think that it is a bee but I do not manage to identify it

Nikon D300
Lens: 60 mm micro Nikor 2,8
Iso: 500
Vitesse: 1/1250
Ouverture: 7,1
Flash: No
Trepier: No

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-04 14:48]

Hi Pat

Great POV combined with razor sharp focus and excellent exposure. Great posting.



Splendida macro dai dettagli e colori eccezionali. Perfetta esposizione con uno sfondo bellissimo. Bravo. Ciao Maurizio

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-03-04 15:04]

Hello Pat,
What a beauty! Perfect macro, it's indeed a bee! and a very
beautiful one.. Beautiful composition and sharpness
.. Well done


salut Pat

quelle belle macrophoto de cette espèce d'abeille,
excellente luminosité de l'image, belle densité des couleurs
comme je les aimes, excellent POV & cadrage
et excellente netteté et détails, TFS


Bonjour le tapotement, le plus proche que je peux trouver est pascuorum de Bombus, mais je ne suis pas certain, je n'ai aucune identification pour une abeille avec la barbe blanche ! ! à moins qu'un variation..I local regarde un peu plus tard et voie si je peux obtenir un plein ID..lovely tiré et très gentil de voir ! ! !

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-03-04 16:56]

Bonjour Pat,
Malheureusement, je ne peux pas t'aider pour l'identification mais il est superbe cet insecte!
Une excellente netteté nous montrant de si minuscules détails sans oublier la clarté de son aile.
De belles couleurs vives sous une belle lumière.


It is a bee:-) That is as best as I can do..I never realized how many species of bee as I have seen since TN...but I do believe I have seen this one...Very nice...and yes I knew you knew it was a bee...but which kind...I do not know...perhaps simple honey bee...maybe not..Ivan might know!

Bonjour Pat,
Yes, this is a very fine details on the bee!
perfect dof with exposure and focus!
very well done

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-04 18:46]

Hola Pat.
Fina foto, excelente Macro. Hermosos colores naturales y alta nitidez lograda aqui. Me agrada la pose de esta abeja.
Saludos Pat.

Hi Pat,
As always you present us with wonderful images, and this is no exception, excellent detail, stunning colours, wonderful lighting, and perfect blurred background to enhance the foreground image, lovely work, all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-03-04 23:37]

Hi Pat, I can't help you with the ID either, but I can marvel at your shot. The detail you've picked up on this guy(lady) is incredible, on his/her white whiskers, and the rest of his/her body too. Very effective depth of field has given us visibility of the bee and the flower that (s)he's on, while very effectively muting out the background.

Thanks, John

Hello Pat,
An interesting insect, captured with great skill!
Sharp fine details, I can count every hair and the colours are well reproduced...
Point of view works well, and the subject is presented in a well balanced composition!
Pablo -

Coucou Pat,très jolie macro,j'aime beaucoup la pause de l'insecte,encore une superbe compo et de magnifiques couleurs,bravo.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-05 1:19]

All I know is that it's a Bee!
Once again the clarity is brilliant!
So much detail has been conserved and the image is tack-sharp.
Vibrent colours.
Superb DOF.
Very well done Pat,


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-05 4:42]

Wow! Bonjour Pat, ton nouveau joujou fait d'excellents fichiers, la netteté est époustouflante! La composition est superbe et que dire du background, un bijou! Bravo tu le mérites! Merci,


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-05 7:20]

Hi Pat,

Someone who really knows insects will certainly be able to identify him from this very clear shot. Excellent colors and details - I love the white beard.


Great shot. Interesting POV too.
Best regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-05 10:16]

Hi Pat. Not to sure with the ID but I am sure someone will help. all the same great close up of the Insect. good detail and colours. with a nice pOv/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-03-05 11:15]

Hi Pat

Lovely sharp and detailed close up of this bee. Both the DOF and the POV are excellent. Stunning job



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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-03-05 12:27]

Hi Pat,
Beautiful shot!
What an interesting insect!

Podría ser Osmia rufa , pero haz tus investigaciones ya que hoy no tengo mucho tiempo. Mira también este enlace: http://www.gardensafari.net/english/picpages/osmia_rufa.htm

Abrazo: J. Ignasi

Ciao Pat,
eccellente macro, molto nitida e dai colori e luce naturali.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-05 17:19]

Superbe macro, Pat, que ce soit les insectes ou les oiseaux, tes photos sont toujours de très belle qualité et très soignées. La composition et le cadrage de celle-ci sont superbes et la lumière, impressionnante. Les couleurs sont chatoyantes. Merci!


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-05 23:17]

Pat Hmm Excellent quality and lovely view. The shot is class and with lovely lighting. Ganesh

Bonjour Pat,

Très belle présentation de cet apoidea. Très bonne netteté et couleurs. J'ai trouvé un site pour identifier cette sorte d'abeille, mais je n'ai pas trop le temps pour chercher maintenant. C'est www.bwars.com .
Bonne journée,


PS: Je n'ai toujours pas trouvé, une autre adresse qui peut être utile : www.wildebijen.nl
Je change d'avis, peut-être osmia sp.. J'avais mis des points, et en faisant le rajout à ma note, ils ont disparus. Désolée.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-06 4:47]

Hello Pat,
first class shot my friend, wonderful details and colours, your DOF is perfect and composition very well seen indeed - well done!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-06 8:30]

Hello Pat

Wonderful capture of this bee,the textures are super.
The lighting is natural with vibrant ,rich,well saturated colours.
Excellent POV and DOF.


Salut Tapotement superbe insecte très nette
A tu trouvé ce que c'est??Ou l'a tu pris en photo??

Bonjour Pat,

This really is a very fne macro!
Not only have you shown fantastic detais of the bee, but also of the flower upon which it is feeding!
I like the way you have shown how the bee holds on when it is hanging upsidedown!

I like, also, how the subject is in sharp relief whilst the b/g is usefully blurred.

kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-03-06 15:32]

Hi Pat
this is very nice macro image
well done.

Hello Pat. I'll have to agree with many people here that it's a bee and that's all I can do also.. :-) The sharpness and clarity are excellent and I like the bug eye and hairy body in warm colors. Regards. Jusni

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-07 0:23]

Hi Pat,
Wonderful macro shot with such amazing sharp details and lovely saturated colours. The lighting and exposure are superb and I like your top POV to portray it. Great focus and DOF. Very nicely composed too. Kudos.

Salut Patt,
Je suis bien incapable de t'aider, mais j'aime beaucoup cette photo : le fond sur la partie gauche est splendide, la netteté sur l'abeille (appelons la ainsi !) est impeccable, et la bruyère finissante qui rappelle la couleur du corps de l'abeille est très intéressante. Sans oublier une très bonne gestion de la lumière; Te voila un vrai maître avec ton nouvel appareil !

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-03-10 12:58]

Bonjour Pat
Superbe macro, excellente netteté, couleurs bien saturées, pour l'ID je ne peux malheureusement pas t'aider.
Amicalement Robi

salut PAT
juste un coucou en passant comme dit sur TL
bravo pour cette petite merveille aux mille détails.
belles couleurs.
a bientot j' espère

Hi Pat!
Is it a bee or an acrobat? ;) hehe :) Beautiful picture of some solitary bee (Andrena??) during work. Sharpness are amazing, especially if we note the this insects are so fast and mobile! Final effect is simply wonderful!
TFS and all the best!
Friendly yours,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-03-20 7:41]

Salut Pat
Excellent closed up.Bon POV et image bien en focus avec de beau detail.Les couleurs sont superbe.
Merci Michel

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-03-27 15:16]

Un excelente macro, muy buena luz y color, un lujo de composición. Un saludo

Bonjour Pat,
Quelle belle photo macro!! impressionnante image de toute beautée, les couleurs et la netteté sont magnifique , superbe composition et jolies couleurs,
Bravo pour cette très belle photo.

salut pat
oui l'identification n'est pas facile!
peut etre un bourdon ou une abeille coucou!
toujours est-il la photo est parfaite.
bravo et merci du partage.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-08 7:32]

Hi Pat.
What a colourful close-up picture and superb sharpness and details of the cute bee. Its reproduction is really perfect at high range. I also like very unusual and interesting by colouration smooth BG. My compliments and best regards.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-25 0:32]

Hi Pat,
Colors, focus, sharpness and details are great. Well done and TFS
Best wishes,

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