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Busy, busy, busy

Busy, busy, busy
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Copyright: Jean Dwyer (jean11-3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 0 N: 3257] (16374)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-27
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony cybershot DSC-N1
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-29 8:51
Viewed: 789
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There is so much colour in our garden at the moment, that I took a few minutes the other day to try and get some of the flowers on camera.

This is one of our azalea shrubs, in full flower,and as I was taking some shots I noticed the bumble bee.
It was so busy collecting the pollen, you can even see some on its body.
These bumble bees are amazing insects, defying any logical explanation as to how they can fly so well.Their wings seem quite small in relation to the size of their bodies.And where do they go when it rains?
Answers on a postcard please....only joking!

Thanks for looking.

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Boa tarde Jean,

Lovely flowers, wonderful colors, light and sharpness.
Very good tight crop and nice frame.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-04-29 9:00]

Hi Jean

That reminds me, that there some azaleas in my college grounds that are an unusual color. Most are purple as depicted here. This were pinkish white or lemon with pink streaks. Will try to photograph them if the sun comes out tomorrow. Good repetition of the blooms with excellent sharpness. Tfs!

Bonjour Jean,
Occupée, je dirais même très occupée et pourtant pour elle, ce n'est que le début d'un dur labeur..
La symbiose entre la fleur et l'insecte semble parfaite, les couleurs sont une pure merveille, joli cliché printanier sous une jolie lumière très ensoleillée...

Ciao Jean, lovely composition with busy bumblebee on beautiful flowers, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend,
ciao Silvio

Dear Jean,

Love the focus you have attained on this lovely flower along with a visitor, the bumble bee!
Great clarity and nice sharpness with amazing colors and contrasts.
Light and exposure are superbly done.
Well done!


Awesome timing and capture of this busy bee! I tried to capture some yesterday while they were visiting cactus flowers but they to fast for me. Love the colors of those azaleas. Good dof with sharp details. Very well done, tfs.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-04-29 19:57]

Nature at work and you have captured it well Jean. Clean sharp colors with nice light and exposure management, well done & TFS

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-04-29 20:35]


Fantatique compo et iamge superbe vue quelle belle fleurs violettes avec ce gros bourdon qui se réglae à l'nérieur quelle couleur quelle compo.
Belle journé

Nice crop, good natural colour and telling pov on bee hard at work. TFS

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-04-29 22:58]

Hi Jean,
A nice panoramic frame for this floral presentation.
Beautiful pink blossoms adorned with good light. Good use of shallow DOF and the bee is a bonus to complete this fantastic composition.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-04-30 0:52]

Hi Jean.

You have done well to get this shot in before the monsoons. A perfect position adopted here, the main bloom off centre and the rest of the image full of your blooms as a backdrop. Nice touch to have the addition of a bumble, they do look so clumsy at times.

Full light works so well here, all good clarity of detail and colour. You have some wonderful colours for your garden, take care.

Stv :0))

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