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Busy Bee!

Busy Bee!
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): GouthamInsects [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-08 2:59
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,
I have been very busy these days and have not been able to post / comment, sorry for that!
Having said that i want to post a picture that i managed to get today morning in Lalbaugh. This "Eastern honey bee worker" was busy collecting pollen for the grubs of the hive and was visiting flowers for that.
Here you can see the pollen on the flower as well as body of the bee in flight!

Goutham R

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-08 3:13]

Hello Goutham
Excellent capture, very sharp details, and beautiful colors.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-02-08 3:37]

Hello Goutham,
you have 'frozen' for us this nice moment, altogether resultung in beautifully composed picture.
Additionally, the flying bee is shown with admirable sharpness. Colour composition, light and
background fit in a perfect manner.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2009-02-08 5:17]

Hello Goutham,
fantastic capture, very sharp, great work, beautiful background!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2009-02-08 5:31]

Bonjour Goutham, this shot remember me something!! very nice capture with razor shape details for the bee in spite of 1/160 sec!! best regards, Didier.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-08 6:24]

Hello Goutham,
Good to see you back.
Fantastic sharp-detailed photo in splendid colours. The contrasting colours of the bee against the dark BG are very beautiful. Great POV and composition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-08 6:44]

Hello Goutham,
Nice to see a post from you again and a lovely macro of a Bee in flight. It looks really heavily laden and I love the sharp focus showing very fine details. A lovely composition in beautiful colours!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

You da' Pro there guy...I have a couple such as this but none near as good in focus...although my could be "fixed" they still wold not add up to this high quality!

A perfectly captured in-flight photo finely displaying the pollen laden legs of this bee Goutham, very good close up study utilizing selective focusing, TFS indeed my friend.

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  • Goca Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 8] (90)
  • [2009-02-08 9:05]

Hello Goutham,

Great capture indeed, great effort, well done!


Hello Goutham!
exellent capture with good sharpness
and fine composition!
well done!

OOooo uçar fotoğraflanmış böcek fotoğraflarına bayılıyorum.Çok net,renkleri ve hareketi harika bir kare,ellerine sağlık Goutham,selamlar :)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-08 10:02]

Hi Goutham.
Brilliant close-up with amazing freezing of the bee. I also am impressed that you have got such stunning result with long exposure time. I think the flash was used perfectly for this purpose as well as for underlining the beauty of colours and details. At whole subject and its colouration are wonderful/ My compliments and kind wishes.

Hello Goutham,
1/160 seconds and sharp:-)
Good capture; colourful, blurred background and so forth.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2009-02-09 3:11]

Hello Goutham,

Absolute timing and details on this frozen Bee near the flower. POV,DOF and composition are fantastic. Clean BG and I like the colors a lot.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-09 5:06]

Goutham, Beautiful shot and you have shot this in a lovely pose. I have tried manytimes but never succeeded in shooting on the move. Good one Ganesh

Hello Goutham,

Really you have captured this bee activity in good composition, using the flower, quite sharp for hand held picture. tfs.

Hello Goutham,
This one is
Excellent action macro shot. Perfect timing, Superb lighting, sharpness and details .

this image is w o n d e r f u l. Such a pretty encounter in front of a wonderful well supporting gradually darkening background, spectalarly well captured frozen in motion. So rare to see such a combination a calm technical perfection and lovingly warm hearted artistic perfection of composition and colours in smoothest harmony.
Such treasures to discover for me in my friends' TN portfolios. Thank you!
With best regards,

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