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Bumblee Bee

Bumblee Bee
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Copyright: Dorothea Mansfeld (doropix02) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 3 N: 25] (186)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-14
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-20 5:36
Viewed: 1199
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bumblebees form colonies. However, their colonies are usually much less extensive than those of honey bees. This is due to a number of factors including: the small physical size of the nest cavity, the fact that a single female is responsible for the initial construction and reproduction that happens within the nest, and the restriction of the colony to a single season (in most species). Often, mature bumblebee nests will hold fewer than 50 individuals, and may be within tunnels in the ground made by other animals, or in tussock grass. Bumblebees sometimes construct a wax canopy ("involucrum") over top of their nest for protection and insulation. Bumblebees do not often preserve their nests through the winter, though some tropical species live in their nests for several years (and their colonies can grow quite large, depending on the size of the nest cavity). The last generation of summer includes a number of queens who overwinter separately in protected spots. The queens can live up to one year, possibly longer in tropical species.

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very good shot. congratulations.


Hi Dorothea,
Lovely sharp picture of this bumblebee, with nice natural light and colours. Good composition and pov.
Kind regards,


Hi !
A great photo here for the excellent sharpness, the bright, and the vivid colors!
Very well done!

Hello Dorothea!
Beautiful bumble bee composition!
Good detail and clarity!
Great colours!
Nice point of view!
Best regards!

Lovely colours and detail and good use of a shallow DoF.
Cheers, John.

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  • bigil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 283 W: 38 N: 75] (2536)
  • [2008-07-31 14:46]

Très belle photo macro. Bravo Dorothea, bonne netteté. Bravo Gilles

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