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Green Metallic Bee feeding

Green Metallic Bee feeding
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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-11
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.3
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at Trek Nature, Loot's Favourites 1, Metallic wonders of nature 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-11 17:58
Viewed: 5501
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
All that habitually see my photos, know that use, by lack of elements, some strange lenses like a magnifying glass in front of the objective of my old Zenith, but in these days I bought small digital camera and my lens Helios 58 mm accidentally finished being damaged and I decided to use it like macro putting it in front of the lens of the digital camera. This he is one of my first satisfactory results.
But today was cloudy and at sunset,the automatic working and having the heavy objective with the hand, one took control very difficult to do good center seeing only the color screen ; that made lose a little clearness.
I hope to improve my new "macro" and that you like.

The data on this species I took them partly from the note of Ricardo Palonsky (RAP) of Argentina, I must be thankful to him, although for a long time has not been participating in TN.

Pure Augochlora
Family: Halictidae
vulgar names: Green Metallic Bee (English)

It measures about 15 mm approximately.

Also I dedicate to Loot Eksteen by its constant support and useful advice to me.
What do you think of this, friend?

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To cmarzano: avispasaguzar 1 07-24 16:39
To RAP: Avispa augochlorasaguzar 1 07-24 16:29
To aido: waspsaguzar 1 07-15 13:00
To TheMystic: green beesaguzar 1 07-14 13:43
To extramundi: avispa verdesaguzar 2 07-11 18:47
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Hola, ya me extrañaba un macro tan cercano de Hernan.
Las pequeñas digitales a veces dan resultados muy buenos, pero trucarla con tu objetivo antiguo ya tiene merito.
No lleva macro incorporado?
El resultado no es malo, la luz y colores osn buenos pero la profundidad de campo se hace muy limitada.
Un saludo!

This is an amazing result! I like it very much. The bee is so close. The contrast of the color is very nice. Good photo, thanks for sharing!


a little ingenuity goes a long way.
Ejoyed it

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-07-12 0:23]

Hi Hernan
Ha-ha-ha, this is great my friend. I told you the other day that I am sure it will not be long before you start marrying your old lenses with the new compact Kodak and optimise it for better macro photography. Your ingenious (or is it extraordinary) make-do approach with whatever you have available is just an amazing example and inspiration you impressed upon me. The best part is that you really make it work and this result is proof that one does not necessarily have to have expensive equipment to take good photos. You just need a good photographer with a will to succeed and presto, the proof is in the pudding.
For your first attempt with this combination this photo came out rather well. I am sure in weeks and months to come we will still see a rapid and enormous improvement in your usage of this setup. The main thing is still the improvement in colour compared with the scanned material from the past. The composition is great, the details are superb (you just need to work on a way now to improve on the DOF), the OOF parts of the flower forms an amazing BG, and the exposure was spot-on.
This one surely deserves this big smiley, not just for the photo, but also for the initiative, creativity, and persistence you have revealed.
Very well done my friend and TFS.
Happy regards

Hello Hernan!
Great macro shot! What a different and beautiful bee! Colours, pov, sharpness all are great! Thank you!

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-07-12 7:28]

Falta un poco de dof Hernan pero leiendo el comentario ya tiene merito esta foto para que salga asi. Un saludo

i Hernan, excllent details, Bg, POV DOF Perfect colors, great Job, TFS Kyle

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-07-12 8:36]

Hi Hernan!
Very weird bee. I like its green colour, good details, excellent composition with so yellow flower. Overall very good macro!

Hi Hernan!
That is an amazing shot.The bugs detail is perfect and so colors and composition.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-15 5:20]
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Hi Hernan,
I love the combinations of equipment you use to get these shots, I don't think many people would think of it or be able to produce such excellent results as you do. This is an excellent shot, the quality is wonderful. Great detail and beautiful colours. As Loot says, a good photographer and a will to succeed and you've proved that here my friend.

I think this one is better then the next one you've posted, just because I like the composition of this one more. I think the other shows the 'metallic' green of the Bee much better though.

A beautiful shot and congratulations for showing us all some real skill and ingenuity.
Have a great weekend

Hello Hernan,
Very good shot! You got some good aharp details. I like POV and framing too and the lovely colours.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-07-21 8:16]
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Hola Hernan, volviendo a los pagos de TrekNature despues de un largo tiempo, me alegra ver una mayor participación de gente de mi país y con interesantes presentaciones como esta.
Vieja conocida de la Reserva Ecologica de Buenos Aires, he tenido la suerte de captar a esta Augochlora en varias oportunidades.
Y tengo el orgullo de que tuvieras en cuenta mi imagen para encontrar informacion sobre la misma.
Volviendo a mi antiguo sistema de crítica, aca va la primera para tus imágenes.

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

Una hermosa captura, sobre todo teniendo en cuenta los datos que relatas en tus notas.

Estimo que cuando hacemos tomas con artilugios caseros y se obtiene una imagen que representa al insecto con claridad como esta ,que permite identificarlo si se la usa com guia de campo esta todo dicho lo demas son tecnicismos para los que hacen fotos publicitarias para la primera plana de una revista que tiene que ser perfecta.
Creo ya le comente que se puede hacer tubo de carton con lente de aumento adosandolo a la camara, tengo de varios tipos lo que facilita la tarea.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-07-25 16:12]

Hi Hernan,
This is very close! Excellent composed with great POV, beautiful colours.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-07-25 17:26]

a green-metallic bee?! how cool is that?!
excellent capture with your selfmade macro-construction, hernan! :-)
great composition with wonderful colors and details.
thanks & take care, thorsten.

hi hernan
l'insecte vert ressort bien sur le reste de l'image.
bien reussi.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-08-01 18:00]

Nice photo. Very good composition and the color of the flower accents the bee very well. I think you could run a little more sharping to the image. Very nice.

Hallo Hernan
Although this is one of your older postings, I think this is an excellent capture, with sharp focus and detail. The bee's metallic colours stands out well and the features of the insect is first-class.The fine pollen dust on the flower adds a special touch to this fine image. Thanks for sharing.

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