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Worker Bee ??

Worker Bee ??
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Copyright: Behrad Sharifi (BEHRAD) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 31 N: 109] (449)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D EOS, SIGMA APO 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-14 11:11
Viewed: 3654
Points: 4
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Hi everybody

I found this little felow few days back. I couldnt find the correct information on this bee ..it would be very usefull if anyone could provide me with the information .
But I found some general information about bees on WWW.ANSWERS.COM :

Insects of the superfamily Apoidea in the order Hymenoptera. There are some 3000 species of bees divided into 19 families. Present-day bees subsist almost entirely on pollen as a source of protein, and on the sugar in nectar as an energy source. They are now obligately dependent on flowers, although a few species can sometimes feed on “honeydew” secretions from aphids and scale insects. In turn, many plants have become obligately dependent on bees for pollination. See also Hymenoptera.

Most of the world's bee species are solitary. That is, a female builds a nest cell, provisions the cell with a nectar-pollen mixture, lays an egg on this food, and seals the nest cell, allowing the larva to develop and emerge as much as a year later. In primitively social bees such as some of the sweat bees (family Halictidae) and bumblebees (family Bombidae), an overwintered female (queen) that has mated the previous fall emerges from her underground hibernacula in the spring and attempts to start her own colony. A colony consists initially of sterile female offspring, who are her workers. Near the end of the colony cycle, in late summer or fall, the workers aid the queen in producing large numbers of sexuals, the drones and new queens. Colonies generally consist of several dozen and up to several hundred individuals at the height of the colony cycle in the summer. The workers, drones, and old queens all die off in the fall, and the new queens disperse and hibernate.

Here also is photo details :

Camera Model Name : Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shooting Date/Time : 10/11/2006 10:38:28 AM
Shooting Mode : Manual
Photo Effect Mode : Off
Tv( Shutter Speed ) : 1/320
Av( Aperture Value ) : 5.6
Metering Mode : Center-weighted averaging
ISO Speed : 200
Lens : 70.0 - 300.0 mm
Focal Length : 263.0 mm
Image Quality : Fine
Flash : Off
White Balance : Daylight
AF Mode : Manual Focus
Parameters :
Tone Curve Standard
Sharpness level 0
Color tone Normal
Noise reduction : Off

Hope you enjoyed.
All comments are welcome


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Hey Behrad
Good focusing and lighting,
Perfect colors ,Excellent


Hello Behrad!
This is a nice macro with good details, especially well seen on the bee's head. I like this composition and contrast.
The only thing I would suggest to change is to cutt a little the left part of picture and to keep bee in the centre of photo.
Best regards,

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