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Bee... landing strip

Bee... landing strip
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Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hymenoptera: bees, wasps and ants, (sawflies), Bees, Flying bees [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-11 16:08
Viewed: 5613
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Mellifera Bee (Apis mellifera)

Is the main product of the beehive. Defined like: substance elaborated by the mellifera bee and its different subspecies from the extrafloral nectar of the flowers and other secretions, that the bees suck, transports, transforms, combines with other substances, dehydrates, concentrates and stores in the honeycombs.

The raw material is the nectar, but they can make honey from other sweetened substances such as cane juice, fruit juice and exudates of plants and pulgones. These sweetened substances are licked by the bees that gather it in their crop to transport them to the beehive, during their passage by previous the digestive system of the bee, the sugars are transformed, the saccharose is to a large extent unfolded; in addition the liquid is losing humidity and receiving enzymes to transform itself into honey.

The FLAVOR of the honey this closely related to the characteristic AROMA that depends on the small amounts of complex substances that come from the nature of the nectar (eucalyptuses, citruses, etc.).

It presents several tonalities (COLOR), according to, also, the origin of the nectar, in general, summarized in clear and dark. Clear, of smooth, more aromatic flavors and with but ionizing energy. Dark, of strong, richer flavors in minerals and vitamins.

With respect to the CRYSTALLIZATION there are no differences in quality between the crystallized ones or sweetening and the liquid honeys. The honeys with less than 17% of humidity have greater possibilities of being crystallized that those of 18%. Those of 19-20 % they tend to ferment itself. The crystallization consists of the separation of the glucose that is less soluble than the fruitful one, giving origin to glucose hydrates,en solid form. With less than 30% of rare glucose time crystallizes.

(Trans. of Babel Fish)

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Interesante, ¿cómo hiciste estas tomas? ¿La cámara tiene una opción especial para esto? Como no utilizaste trípode supongo que debe ser más difícil. Podrías incluso hacer una secuencia desde la llegada hasta la ida. Muy buena.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-08-12 2:23]

Excellent work,very well presented.
Good sharp detail and excellent tones of colour with very good DoF.
Great stuff,well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-12 7:10]

Superb capture Ricardo. The clarity is outstanding and the colours very rich. You've done a great job here showing the approach and landing. Very well done indeed!

Points tomorrow

Another good one. Love the set. Crisp detail, very nice work.

Ricardo, This is a nice one with good technical quality. For the series to have a real impact I would suggest one or two shots more to illustrate the landing of the bee. Of course I don't know if that's feasible from the point of view of timing.
Nice shots.
Greetings, Jan

It's a (very) short movie, Ricardo ;-) Wonderful presentation of the two photos with the bee seen during approach, and after landing. Great rendition of colors and light, beautiful job.

DOF even at F3.2 is very good loads of detail , spot on sharp and loads of colour. Honey bee`s of course can be both domestic or wild .

Oops, another super-action, always like pictures with flying insects, that must be very difficult and a lot of waiting and waiting I think, very nice done and I like the duo-shot !

Excellent double Ricardo. The flying bee is very sharp and clear and the colours are great in both in both frames. Great job you did here - again. Very informative note too.

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  • leo (25)
  • [2004-08-18 19:40]

Great sequence and notes!!!!!


Leo Garcia / Venezuela

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