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Bee in flight

Bee in flight
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax Kr, Sigma 70-300mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-28 11:36
Viewed: 3049
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It looked and flew fast like a yellow jacket. By eye that's what I thought. Looking at it in flight and cropped it looks possibly like a hover fly but I'm sticking with yellow jacket because they are all over the place. This time of year they know winter is not too far and they will sting anything in sight.

I forgot to add my lens so it isn't as stated. It is a Sigma 70-220 with macro..an old lens with a K mount for the Pentax.

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Hi Robert,
really artistic photo. Amazing colours. Great sharpness on the flying object. Excellent!!
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-28 11:57]

Hello Bob,
Good to see a new photo from you. I hope you are well.
Beautiful photo in very nice colours and a great sharp focus on the insect. Pleasing composition.

Ciao Bob, my old friend, fantastic flying bee ona beauytiful flower, great composition, fine details, splendid sharpmess and wonnderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

LOVE THIS!! one of my goals to capture something like this!! KUDOS!!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-28 13:14]

Hello Bob.
What an interesting and unique POV for this shot.The image is crisp and well focused.The colours are well saturated.This is an excellent look at the aerodynamics of this hoverfly.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2011-09-28 17:02]

Hello Bob,

It's not the magical color & clarity of this composition that I like the best. It's the POV that enables us to view this moment from nature exactly as a flea sitting on a nearby leaf would have.



Hi Bob,

The flower is helping to frame the bee. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the bee in flight. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-09-28 18:54]

Hello Bob,
Looks like a Flower Fly, possibly (Syrphus ribesii). Excellent sharp focus on this attractive inflight image. Nicely composed with good DOF and great detail. Well done!!
I have yet to capture an inflight shot like this, but hopefully someday it will come.

Perfect! Excellent composition, detail and light. Very good for an insect in flight.
I think its a hover fly rather than a yellow jacket. regards yiannis

Hello Robert
Impressive photo with excellent composition, wonderful colors and very good sharpness.

Hi Bob, Well what a fabulous capture of this in-flight Bee my good friend, good timing and what a well composed picture, impressive lighting and lovely saturated colours, great effort here Bob and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hallo Bob,
what a fgantastic capture of this bee in flight, very good sharpness and splendid colours, a great backlight atmosphere
Best regards

Hi Bob,
A very impressive shot of this hover fly inflight! excellent focus, good sharpness, lovely composition and beautiful natural colours,
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend,
Best Regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-10-12 9:52]

Hi, dear Bob.
What a nice in-flight picture and splendid surroundings. Great timing, wonderful freezing of the cute small creature, amazing image of the yellow bright flower on the left low corner. My compliments and best wishes.

Hábil captura con una interesante luz.
Saludos Robert: J. Ignasi

Hello Bob

WOW ! great in-flight shot of this bee,
you froze it superbly and i love the blur
of the wings where it shows the motion
on the image, with fine POV & framing, TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-02-04 15:32]

Hello My Dear Friend,
This is a splendid in flight image of what I think is a hover fly. Your camera work is impeccable as aways, great work Bob.

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