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Bumble for Pollen

Bumble for Pollen
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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: 2012-06-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax Kr, Sigma 70-300mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-08 15:43
Viewed: 3191
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here in the US, we still call these bumble bees... heavy and slow moving some have questioned the aerodynamics of such an insect, but it works and that's all that counts

It has been 5 days since it was warm enough for me to get out and take images on my electric wheelchair. This was my last outing and I got pretty lucky as I could maneuver my chair over the dirt ground and get in pretty close. I am not in possession of a high priced macro so this Sigma on my DSLR Pentax will have to do.... I shan't bore you with bumble bee details....most of you know....

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Hello Bob

Excellent close-up shot of this bee, fine POV,
very beautiful soft light and color tones,
excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Hi Bob,

The flowers are helping to frame teh insect. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the bumble bee. The good luminosaity is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


A superb sharp shot from a bumblebee with nice details, Robert!
Great POv with nicely kept DOF with well management of light and exposure.
The colors are natural and contrasts are well done.
Good work!

Thanks and regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-09 0:04]

The bee is beautiful and the flowers are much more...dine image, lovely presentation. tfs.

Ciao Bob, lovely busy bumblee bee on beautifulflowers, wonderful bright colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-09 8:29]

Hi Bob,magnificent macro whit very very good details,i can see perfectly the pollen on the legs,very impressives sharpness and colors,excellent work another time my friend!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-09 10:11]

Hello Bob.
Great macro shot. The detail is sharp, the exposure just about perfect and composition very good. Congratulations.Best regards Siggi

Hi Bob,
nice photo. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view. A lot of details.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-06-09 11:18]

Hello Bob,
Great to see you're still active with the camera but take care! This Bumble bee looks beautiful as it is collection nectar from the lilac flowers. Great details and a fine composition.
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-06-09 11:19]

Hello Bob,
It's great to see you are still getting some really neat shots like this well detailed Bumble Bee. Love the attractive composition and beautiful colors. Your Sigma 70-300 did a great job for you in this particular instance.
I can vividly remember being stung near my eye, by one of these guys when I was about three years old. My brother and I were teasing their nest with a lit cigarette we found, and they didn't like it one bit. A whole bunch of them came flying out of the entrance hole and followed us (even though we were running as fast as our little legs would carry us) and one stung me in the eye and my brother on the head. This memory I will never forget, as I still recall it whenever I see a Bumble Bee.

focus focus focus,
the story of this shot. Well placed!
Well done

Just AWSESOME!! ..FUZZY WUZZY MACRO!! :0) Adore the bee shots, makes me want to get out there and start shooting. Amazing shot and maneuvering..and KEEP on KEEPING ON! Nature needs you and so does TREK!

Witaj Robercie,
Excellent photo. Pleasantly natural colours. Bee's pretty profile. A good deal details.
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