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Pollen-covered Bee on Cosmos

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 8 September 2008 in Plant & Nature.

I seldom manage to photograph an insect, but this is one exception.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/640 second F/3.5 ISO 100 100 mm


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Loretta from San Mateo, United States

Great Job

8 Sep 2008 5:09am

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Wow.... Now i'm officially speechless... Great details on the bee, and it's always nice to see nature in action! Well done!

8 Sep 2008 6:16am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The details are amazing; I can see the wings on the bee.

8 Sep 2008 6:48am

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Beautiful, Anita ... the composition, colors and DOF are masterfully in synch, creating a lovely natural moment ... one of your top ten!

8 Sep 2008 11:54am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Just wonderful. I love the background as well.

8 Sep 2008 12:35pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Perfect flower and bee shot.

8 Sep 2008 12:49pm

Sue from United States

Beautifully composed and captured shot. Love the gracefulness of the cosmos; such a lovely flower.

8 Sep 2008 2:24pm

MJ from Delaware, United States

You are right.... it is exceptional.... great color... and details

8 Sep 2008 2:25pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

Wonderful detail - and a great capture. I know how hard it is to get these fast moving insects, but you did wonderfully.

8 Sep 2008 2:28pm

don from spokane, United States

A fine insect shot at a very close distance. I like the detail. I'll bet your pleased
that you got such a fine image.

8 Sep 2008 3:02pm

Mary from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Wonderful capture. Such beautiful colours.

8 Sep 2008 4:15pm

Sriram from Chennai, India

Dear Anita,
U do have fabulous range of floral macros all beautifully put up here! Brilliant and way to go!
Best wishes for more such work!
Cheers, Sriram

8 Sep 2008 5:59pm

@Sriram: Thank you for visiting and for your supportive comments.

Marcie from United States

Another beauty! Love the colors.

8 Sep 2008 8:52pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Great details, Anita! Very well done.

9 Sep 2008 12:11am

Michael from TX, United States

Very nice macro. Great job.

9 Sep 2008 3:31am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Simply Marvelous

9 Sep 2008 10:09am

Arash from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

fantastic macro in a great composition.

10 Sep 2008 12:39pm

Raffi from United States

this little guy is really getting busy without a second thought of what you are doing. Good shot.

10 Sep 2008 2:25pm

David Ross from Bryn Mawr, PA, United States

Two delights in one -- the sharp details (wings, pollen, bristly coat) of the bee and the graceful curves of the petals (particularly that to the lower left). Another photo that rewards an extended look

10 Sep 2008 3:49pm

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

A very fine macro. Love the bits of pollen on the bee.

22 Sep 2008 4:11am

1/640 second
ISO 100
100 mm