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Carpenter Bee


Carpenter Bee
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-03
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-12-16 5:32
Viewed: 1690
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
XYLOCOPA on Cosmea

Carpenter Bee
Holzbiene
Xylocopes

Xylocopa are large bees distributed worldwide, very numerous with some 500 species.
Their common name is because nearly all species build their nests in burrows in dead wood, bamboo, or structural timber. (Wikipedia)

Not easy to find about the right species.
The colorful flower is a Cosmea.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-12-16 6:40]

Hello Anne,
great photo flowers and insect,
thanks and regards..

Hello Anne,
Hope you are doing fine dear. What an exquisite shot of this female carpenter bee on a bright coloured cosmos flower! It is always gratifying to ID both the species. You have taken the shot from a perfect angle with fine focus and beautiful light.I have photographed both the males and females on these lovely flowers of multicolor.Thanks a lot for sharing and thanks a lot for you comments dear, take care,
warm regards/Abid

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-12-16 8:56]

Salut Anne,lumiere parfaicte pour capturer les meilleurs details de cette espece tres sombre,la composition aussi est tres tres jolie avec la cosmea dans son meilleur moment de sa vie,tres bien fait! Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

Ciao nne, lovely composition with carpenter bee on beautiful flower, great macro, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Anne
beautiful coloured picture with good sharpness and great details
thanks gr lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-12-16 19:09]

Hello Anne,
What a neat shot of this pretty little carpenter bee. The colors are a bit different from the carpenter bees we have here in Ohio.
Nice job of focusing, as you managed to capture excellent detail. I like the way the wings seem to be glistening in the sunlight. The flower is very pretty as well and makes an attractive back drop for your bee. Nice clean BG and just the right exposure. Well done!!
Ron

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-12-16 21:07]

Hello Anne

Perfect absolutely perfect macro of Xylocopa in an excellent composition, excellent sharpness, perfect details, very beautiful colors.

Rgds

Nikos Roditakis

Hello Anne - Beautiful picture of this Carpenter Bee. Excellent color of the flower with good WB. Well detailed too. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice WE - Srikumar

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-12-19 1:42]

Salut Anne,
Wonderful image ..
Superb composition, colour and sharpness, beautiful light.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

Bonjour Anne

Jolie photo de cette insecte sur sa fleur, excellent contraste
entre chacune des tons de couleurs, belle lumière, TFS

Asbed

Liebe Anne,
die Intensität der Farben in Deinem wunderschönen Beitrag ist von geradezu orientalischer Pracht und Herrlichkeit, die Komposition fein und ausgewogen. Die so bescheiden und anspruchslos auch in unseren Klimaten gedeihenden mexikanischen Cosmeen bieten noch spät im Jahr grosszügig Nektar. Sie verdienen es, hier von Dir so angemessen gewürdigt zu werden. Sie sind eine meiner Lieblingsblumen an sonnigen Plätzen in Stadtgärten, habe im vergangenen Jahr viele davon gezogen und in unserer näheren Umgebung verbreitet. Die letzten von ihnen blühten noch Ende November. Die Holzbiene, die hier bei Dir so wunderbar blau schillert, ist dank der Klimaerwärmung auch bei uns inzwischen recht häufig zu sehen und verbreitet mediterrane Lebensfreude. Mit Dank und herzlichem Gruss aus Wien - und den allerbesten Wünschen zum Neuen Jahr,
Peter

Hello Anne,
Nice composition and great details.
Happy New Year my Friend.
Joy

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-11-19 16:54]

Hello Anne
I know this flower! I also have seen similar bees in my country, although not so dark.
Beautiful composition in square format.

Regards

Hi Anne,
Pleasant image, very spectacular with the bee as the main subject, but in spite of this dominated by the vibrant dark pink of the cosmea. Excellent crop, exposure and colors, pleasant image to look at eventhough the bee lacks sharpness a bit. Lovely overall.
Have a nice festive season, kind regards from Ireland, László

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