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missing an antennae

missing an antennae
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Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-15
Categories: Macro
Camera: Nikon D300, Micro-Nikkor AF 2,8/60
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-18 3:54
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Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was pleasantly surprised to see this hymenoptera (looks like a bee but it could be a wasp) over the weekend as I was doing some fall cleaning. I would have thought they would be gone by now with the approaching freezing winter weather. There was not much time to grab a tripod or leisurely compose. In looking closely, I notice that this poor critter is missing an antennae. Although an appendage is missing, he/she/it seems to be able to fly and function effectively. Ah the imperfections of nature. Wishing everyone a good day.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-11-18 3:58]

hi Danilo,
great macro,great details.Beautiful contras between yellow and blue.Congratulations.

Hi Danilo, nice detail on the front hairy part of the bee/wasp! And great contrasting colors. This one really jumps out! Great job.

Hi Danilo
Great shot, very nice colours and nice details.

excellent macro shot sir! very sharp details...


Hi Danilo
What a wonderful macro
Amazing colors and details my friend
You are the best
Take care

Hello Danilo,
Stunning image, perspective and clarity.
I can differentiate each one hair.
Perfect contrast of yellow with blue
Congratulations my dear friend
Selahattin E

Bom dia Danilo
Your hymenptera seems to jump from screen. fantastic take and delicious composition.
Have a good day.
My regards

Hello Danilo,

These yellow and blue are wonderful.
excellent clearness, beautiful precision, which beautiful work and especially a great patience because
the insects is difficult to be photographed.

A magic capture
Great very great

WOW!I am always amazed on the sharpness of your macro shot....Everything on it is perfect..


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-11-18 5:19]

Master Danilo strikes again !


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-11-18 5:22]

Hi Danilo,
Wow- what a macro. Super sharp details on this wasp. Great colors/contrast- Hope you didn't get too close ! TFS Julie

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  • Dian Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 53 W: 4 N: 42] (246)
  • [2008-11-18 5:50]

A fine capture Danilo, despite your rushing. I really like the contrast with the colours of the insect and the buds. It almost appears that he is emerging from amongst them. I like the hairy detail of the top half of him. Looks like he is having a little snack too!

Welcome Danilo,
beautiful macro. Insect have a very original colours. Good composition and details.
Regards - Slawek

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-11-18 6:31]

Hi Danilo,
Wow, yet another spectacular macro from you my friend. Stunning colours and excellent details. The DOF achieved makes it look 3D. The bee/wasp lloks like its surrounded by big pom pons:)Have a great day!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-11-18 7:00]


Très belle macor de cet insecte, avec ces fleurs jaunes et son corps bleu, un beu pastel de couleur, quelle netteté sur ces pattes tête et antennes, superbe.

bravo et amitié


That blue color on the wasp is just stunning Danilo.
What a well contrasted image both light and color wise.
Just fabulous is all I can say!
Well done.
- Vincent

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  • jazrr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 77 N: 98] (2228)
  • [2008-11-18 9:00]

Hi Danilo:
Amazing shot. Great colors and details.TFS

Hi Danilo
Excellent macro and focus , Especially on a
yellow bokeh background.Well done my friend.TFS.

Hi Danilo,
poor wasp, must be hard to miss the antennae for him;)
it is a glamorous capture with spectacular colours indeed,
clarity and sharpnes are just perfect,
great work as always my dear friend,
welldone and tfs,
warm regards,

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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2008-11-18 11:41]

Bonjour Danilo,
Très agréable sensation d'apesenteur ici, j'ai l'impression d'être moi aussi un insecte qui se promène dans tes fleurs ;)
Très belle force de couleurs, cela apporte une certaine dynamique.
Bonne journée


Boa noite Danilo!

What a stunning shot! The details, sharpness, colors and light are really great. You´ve done a wonderful job ;)

best regards

Hi Danilo, a great macro capture of this poor and beautifully paterned hymenopteran insect from lateral POV with great detailş and sharpness.
TFS and cheers,

love the metalic feel of the blue stripes/bands on this bug, and with the offset of the yellow bouquet. very good DOF. good handling, not a shake on your exposure. i didn't even really see that it was missing an antennae. guess that is why it still thinks its summer. well done. mabuhay ka lage!

wow! amazing colors, sharpness and dof!!! textures incredible too, amazing shot!!!!
wow again!
thanks for this gem!

Hello Danilo,

What a great macro of this wasp. (It has a narrow waist.)
The sharp focus has revealed incredible details. It looks to be feeding itself with one leg, though I know that is very unlikely!
Excellent composition with the wasp perfectly placed in the frame. Well done!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Danilo. Great macro. And you have not lost the details and the splendid colours. My compliments.


Hello Danilo.
Absulute a fantastif macro shot. Maybe you shoot his left antenna off ? haha
Complements with a big green star.!!!
Bravo, Jan

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-11-19 6:55]

hi Danilo

Very bright yellow of the flower as a backdrop for this deep blue insect. A superb close up macro shot.

tfs, bill

Hi Danilo,
Very good shot,beautiful.
Best regards,

Perfect work.


Hi Danilo,
What an elegant macro vith colours, sharpnes and details all is perfect.TFS.


Hi Danilo,

It takes a macro picture like this to spot such details.
Nice contracting colour between the insect and the flower. Love the way he is eating and how those tiny tiny hairs are sticking out.
Attractive work.


hello Danilo
splendide ton insecte aux couleurs fluos
je ne connais pas du tout
excellents détails et netteté
note trés compléte


no need to look at it so closely, Danilo. the missing antennae is so evident through your perfect clarity and sharpness of this insect.
an amazing detail you captured here, Po.
as your other shots, this one is equally adorable!


Hello Danilo,

this is sure a lovely macro.. stunning close up and beautiful vivid colours shown here..very sharp very detail.. good one.. tfs..

regards, terry

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-11-21 0:01]

Hola Danilo,
preciosa macro,
detalles y efectivo foco...
realismo y selecto pov.
saludos amigo.

Nice colour in your macro, dear Danilo.
Beautiful yellow and blue bee.


Hi Danilo,
Beautiful colors and macro picture,
good details and radar antenna is missing..
Excellent POV,. and details ,colours great too.
very well done.

magical macro Danilo
perfect colors and details
best regards

Hi Danilo,
that's realy fantastic, those brilliant colours and the wasp looks like being of metal, a beautiful glance on it.
Excellent work my friend, I like it very much
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Your colors Danilo, are AMAZING! Love the yellow and blue combination! Nice and sharp! Poor guy, I guess he can still get around without an extra antennae! Excellent work on this!

Hello Danilo,
Marvelous insect, contrast of colors and ligthing.
Best wishes, Dear Friend

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  • Ramdan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
  • [2008-11-25 17:04]

Forget about the missing antennae! I really love the color contrast here! Beautiful!! And, of course great details. Excellent, Danilo.


ciao Danilo..
let me tell you.. that it's wonderful!! with incredible colours.. and a perfect level of details! many thanks
ciao Marco

Hello Danilo,
Wonderful macro shot with such bright colours and sharp details. The warm lighting gives perfect illumination and I like the yellow flower as BG. Nice pose captured here with a well chosen POV. Very nicely composed.
Best regards

Hi Dan,
Wow just WOW the details, the colors, the framing all is perfect
Excellent work

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