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A Strange Bee

A Strange Bee
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Copyright: Ido Taran (IdoTT) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wildlife of israel, Insects in Israel, Bee and flies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-26 15:03
Viewed: 4752
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was walking near my house in the fields and I could'nt, not notice this strange looking bee wich i have never seen befor in my life.
In the begining it didnt stopped at all so I chased it until it stopped on a flower and then I understood it was a honey bee, because it was such a ''rare'' bee for me I didn't wanted to lose it so I came closer and closer to it and finaly after 15 minuts of chasing I photographed it.The bee was on a chrysanthemum so you can understand how small it was.
I have three good pictures, this is one of them, if you will like this one I will upload the others!

Thanks ido!

PS Work: Levels+ (a bit) Contrast+ Color ballance+ USM+ Crop.
I used only a bit contrast because the picture was very unballanced.
Shooting Data: WB:cloudy
Contrast (+)1
Macro Mode( about 13 cm' away)

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Interesting bee, magnificent eyes

There's a good reason for the "bee" to look strange, that's because it's actually a hoverfly! RAP has some posted already - specifically the Lesser Drone Fly (Eristalinus taeniops) or a very close relative thereof. You've captured this one well, the bright sunlight has makes the image stand out nicely. Your focus is good, and the DOF makes the hoverfly stand out reasonably well from the background. A little more about the exposure info might be useful if you have it though, check the EXIF data of the original if you still have it. Anyway a nice capture :-D

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-12-26 20:35]

Nice Lesser Drone Fly, Ido. Very clear and sharp. I like it. All the qualities of a good picture.
Great work: photo and note.

Composition: ****
Sharpness: **
Color: ***
DOF: **
POV: ****
Note: ***

Focus a bit soft on the bee.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-12-27 11:03]

Pychodelic eyes he has Ido. Good macro and very well seen and captured. Good job

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-27 15:10]

This is a very good c0omposition with excellent colors. The sharpness is very good too.

Very well done and thanks for posting.

strange eyes!good shot, with goo details on the flower and bee.good colours,compo and dof.well done!

Nice capture of this fly Ido. Very strong composition and nice colours. Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-03 15:17]

Ido, this is really great. Perfect colors, great pov, excellent sharpness.

A beautiful insect, a perfect photo.

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