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Great expectations for 2009

Great expectations for 2009
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Copyright: selahattin erikci (tanburi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2320 W: 222 N: 5695] (44392)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-07
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-01 0:09
Viewed: 1593
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Don’t mistake, I’m not BEE, but a DRONEFLY

The true flies (Diptera) include many well-known groups: e.g. mosquitoes, crane flies (‘daddylonglegs’), midges, horseflies, bluebottles, and houseflies. They all have only one pair of
membranous wings (the forewings), most of them have large eyes, and they do not have a narrow waist in the middle of their body.
Among these, the hoverflies are remarkable because –as their common name indicates – they can hover perfectly while in flight, but also because most of the species imitate the appearance of bees, bumblebees and wasps. The drone-flies (Eristalis tenax and similar related species) are particularly noted for their mimicry of honeybees.
What do they look like?
The Drone-Fly is 10-12 mm long. Its body is darkish brown with orangeyellow patches on the sides and upper surface, and it is covered with short fine hairs. It looks remarkably like a honeybee (Apis mellifera) but, unlike the bee, it has only one pair of wings, it has large eyes, its antennae are inconspicuous, and its body does not have a narrow waist: it also has no sting! The different species of Eristalis are very difficult to distinguish, but Eristalis tenax is one of the commonest of these honeybee mimics.
Where do they live?
The adults feed on nectar from flowers and are often seen hovering in front of flower blooms in gardens in both urban and rural areas. The larvae feed on rotting organic material in stagnant water in a variety of locations. www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk

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  • Great 
  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-01-01 0:29]

Merhaba selahattin

A superb floral macro with the additional bonus of the bee. Good dof, sharpness & colour. Happy New Year!

hello Selahattin
how are you friend?
Wish a happy, wonderful and peaceful year 2009.

this shot is incredible and wonderful as this new year is.
good sharpness and details

Manuj Mehta

Günaydın ve İyi bir yeni yıl dileklerimle Selahattin Bey, bu yıl arı gibi çalışacağız:) nefis bir mesaj. Elinize sağlık. Harika bir makroı olmuş.
Yeni yılda herşey gönlünüzce olsun...


Excellent macro work. Nice light and good crispy quality.

Hello Selahattin,

Excellent first work of 2009!
Perfec BG and wonderful colors and details of the FG.
Congratualtions and TFS.

Nice colours and sharp details on this macro-composition. TFS and HNY !!
Best regards

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  • Anas Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 23] (51)
  • [2009-01-01 6:22]

Hello Selahattin,
the composition of the yellow with the black is
very good.
Great work
Happy New Year

Merhaba Selahattin, wonderful macro with fine details and splendid sharpness, perfect focus and lovely dark BG
I like a lot

  • Great 
  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2009-01-01 7:28]

ciao selahattin.
grande scatto
soggetto molto ben ripreso
grande composizione
pov eccezzionale
ottima elaborazione
felice 2009

very nicely titled, Bro, augurs well with the first day on the new year.

subject is just as nice as the title with good sharpness and clarity. the BG enhances the subjects' colour perfectly. well done.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-01-01 7:55]


Superbe macro, qu'il est beau cet insecte sur cette fleur jaune, quelle netteté, superbe.

Très bellea année 2009 et amitié


  • Great 
  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-01-01 8:34]

Hi Tanburi...
A beautiful macro shot with superb color...
Congratulations for first post in 2009.
Nice colors and composition.
Very well done..

Seasons greetings!!!

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  • maecy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 252] (1653)
  • [2009-01-01 9:12]

Hi Selahattin!

Great macro shot! sharp colors! great timing! perfect background to emphasize the flower and bee! very nice!

happy 2009 to you!



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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-01-01 9:23]

Merhaba Selahattin bey...
Yeni yılın ilk çalışmasıyla beraberiz, yine harika bir çalışma, siyah fon üzerine güzel bir macro çalışma, ışık ve renkler harika...eline sağlık selamlar

Merhabalar Selahattin Bey,
siyah arka planın sarıyla muhteşem uyumu,
mükemmel netlik, detayler, ve elbette sunum,
yeni yılın ilk çalışması için zekice seçilmiş anlamlı başlık,
ellerinize emeğinize ve yüreğinize sağlık,

Hi Selahattin
good macro and colours
well taken and framed

What a great macro shot with great frame and wonderful background. The bee looks fantastic!
Good work.

as always beautiful shot, my friend.. excellent shot with beautiful dark bg.. strong work.. i like it.. good one.. tfs..

regards, terry

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-01-02 9:24]

hello Selahattin

Great focus sharpness and clarity in this macro shot of the bee and flower. Good pp work effect for the black BG.

tfs, bill

Hello Selahattin,
Great shot, excellent composition, beautiful vivid
colors, good contrast against the dark background,
very good sharpness and superb details in the bee.


Merhaba Selahattin Hoca,
2009 da krizden Dünya'nın çıkışı sevimli arımız gibi
daha çok çalışmaktan geçecek herhalde!!...Muhteşem
bir görsel şölen. Eline sağlık. Selam,sevgiler.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Merhaba Selahattin,
this shot is wonderful - and so perfect for the first one in that year.
I love insect-shots so much, also have plenty on TrekNature - this would be excellent there also!
Thanks for your sunny post, greetings and my best wishes for 2009, selamlar
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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