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Bee on chain-of-love

Bee on chain-of-love
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC W7
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bee and flies, Bee+Fly on flower [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-09 2:01
Viewed: 5355
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I do not have exact species of this bee.

For the flower:

Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Antigonon (an-TIG-oh-non)
Species: leptopus (LEP-toh-puss)

Antigonon leptopus, or Coral Vine, is a native of Mexico. It is a fast growing, evergreen vine, climbing with tendrils that will reach 40 feet (13 meters). Leaves are dark green heart-shaped to arrowhead-shaped to 5 inches (12 cm) long.

Bloom Color: Pink, White/Near White

Culture: Antigonon leptopus need full sun to light shade with intermediate to warm temperatures. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

There are so many names for this flower. I believe that Coral Vine and Mexican Creeper are more common than others.

Common name in English
bride's tears, chain-of-love, Confederate vine, coral vine, coralita, hearts on a chain, love-vine, Mexican creeper, Mexican love vine, mountain rose, queen's jewels

Common name in Spanish
corazon bello, kadena de amor

Common name in French


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Hi jitty ! Strange bee, looks quitedifferent from the bees that we heve in France, with his big head. It is a very nice shot, with excellent details and wonderful colors. The sweet pink of the flowers is lovely. Excellent composition too, good DOF and BG. Very well done !

Hi Jitti, another great macro, and this is already your standard.
Great colors, light and details.

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-06-09 6:12]

Hi Jitti,
Again an excellent shot. I particularly like the contrasts in this picture; the warm pink of the flower with the dark green well blurred B/G - beautiful.

Very well composed shot, JC.
I like the way you have kept the lovely flowers too in focus.
The bee looks big and is sharp in details.
Very pretty image.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-09 13:05]

Hi Jitti,
A very good capture, with vivid colors, perfect details and a pretty composition.
TFS, José M.

Hello Jitti, Excllent Job, Pov, DOv, great details, Bg, TFS Kyle

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-09 14:41]

Hello Jitti,
Wonderful close up.I liked vivid colors,details,POV,framing and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-09 21:09]

Hi Jitti

Did't had time to get in to internet. My older girl is finishing upper secondary education so we gona have a litle party for her.Im occupied to 14 june to fix ...... ... .. :) .But I sneaked in today. I hope they dont catch me. Im a litle bit short in criticism sorry :( .

Beautiful colours and sharpnes.
Well done Jitti


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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-06-10 1:55]

Hi Jitty!
A intriguing headline and a magnifficent photo!

Hi JT,
I like the crossing diagonals by the flower as compositional element here!
And the bee naturally located in the crossing point, dynamic!
Good DOF and great colours!
Pablo -

Greenie later! OK-

hi jitti
j'ai passé du temps aussi ce matin pour photographier une abille en vol je publierais bientot.celle-ci est bien reussie avec des couleurs tres vives.bravo.

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2006-06-12 10:11]


Beautiful colours with a good composition, POV, DOF, BG and sharpness. TFS,

I love the contrast of the bee against the beautiful pink flowers. Wonderful detail and sharpness Jitty. The dark background gives nice depth to the photo. TFS Janice

Hello Jitti,
Great colours and and moment here. Interesting species, you captured in-flight shot! bg is great too! Thank you and best regards!

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-07-03 22:18]

Linda macro, muito boa nitidez, cores, composição. Uma excelente foto!

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