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Busy bees in glowing lily ...

Busy bees in glowing lily ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1851 W: 70 N: 3357] (16999)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-07
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Macro
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Tamron 90mm f2.8 DI Macro
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100-150 points, Vandana's Favorites I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-07 5:42
Viewed: 3614
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 140
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's a cold and rainy day -
so I looked inside my photo-archive and found this sunny shot from Bangkok, bringing back so beautiful memories of warm sun and wonderful Nature, I hope you also like it.

A lot of bees were interested at the sweet nectar of this violet waterlily.
I guess also the yellow bottom is attracting them to be a guest on this beauty.
It seems the flower has a lamp inside and can shine by it's own.

Have a warm and nice weekend everybody.

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Hello Sabine

Amazing shot...she has everything...colours,composition,details,POV and waterdrops.Excellent capture.The other photo...with this beautiful flower and the bees that you post...is one of my favourite and this is very close to the top.TFS.

Best regards,

humm magnifique prise de vue de ces abeilles avec des couleurs top


Hello Sabine!
Superb shot with
wonderfull colours.

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  • cyiu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 215 W: 0 N: 48] (1139)
  • [2006-10-07 6:29]

Great shot taken here


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  • mimar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 118 W: 1 N: 0] (471)
  • [2006-10-07 6:43]

nice macro.good colors.tfs.

beautiful view on this flower heart with so many bees, excellent shot, sabine
beautiful colors and sharpness.

Beautiful macro photo, splendidi colours and compo. I can only hope that some day I'll able to do myself something like this...


  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 249 W: 128 N: 530] (6690)
  • [2006-10-07 7:28]

He Wishnu,

Wow, a very colorfull and overcrowded shot! It seems that this flower is a tasty one.

But uh.. next time I expect that even with rainy wether you, as an excellent fotographer, go out to make nice pictures!

All the best, your picture pall,


Was it the only flower in a mile range?? :) I am glad you were brave enough to take a photo of these bugs. Perfect DOF and beautiful colors!


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-10-07 8:49]

Hi Sabine,
Wow, This is so beautiful and colourfull, The colors are so vivid with excellent sharpness and focus on all these bees. Very well done.

geeez never seen so many bees in one spot! must be a big flower! Great shot! TFS
Donna :o)

such vivid colors. A cheerful pic. So many bees!!

Hello Sabine.
Beautiful 'archive'shot. Thanks for posting.
Have a great weekend.
ps, when you see my cousin Manfred Lanzl, Give him my best regards too.
Sure you can find him in one of the pubs near the Markplatz.

Simply wonderful, Wishnu. Great color and macro.

  • drymd29 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
  • [2006-10-07 11:02]

Another Spielberg scene in the micro world; specialist strikes again. Very good to start in that corner. Glowing yellow; feels burning hot. Some got drunk on the sweets.

Hello Sabine,
Awesome activity, wonderful colours!
The light is magical, bringing life to this great scenery!
Pablo -

Hallo Wıshnu,
Superb macro.I like POV, details, colours and composition.Good work!!
Liebe grüsse!
Vielen Dank!


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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2006-10-07 13:21]

hi Wishnu. its like a busy street,nice capture, crisp and clear. excellent colors too. TFS.


Outstanding macro. I don't even know what to say. Complimentary colours, great details and excellent compo. I'm talking myself in to that 90mm macro lens. Great work.

Great colours and great details - you're a braver person than I am for getting so close to the bees!
Thanks for sharing

Hi Sabine,

WOW!!! This is really amazing!! I've never seen so many bees inside one single flower! I guess it was too sweet. :))
Beautiful lighting and vivid colours!! Nice POV and sharpness!
Very well done and TFS this beauty on a rainy day... (*_^)


I'm surprised! I never saw a concentration of bee like that. But if i could try to be logic. Perhaps... As you say, it was after rain and the shape of that flower, is lige a bowl. It recolt a part of the rain and the nectar will be diluate... But it's perfume stay even if diluate... So they arrive and saw a quantity...
It's bar open lol!
Wonderfull colors!

the colours are stunning and vibrant, not fond of insects, hihi, but well done, thanx, M, (*_*)


What an astonishing sight! Shortage of flowers or Excess of bees ? The result is indeed spectacular. Lovely crop and presentation. Another top quality picture Sabine.

I have to add it in my favorite macro of .... flower (^_^)

C D B D B S A B C B! 2PTS!

Es ist unglaublich , das du so eine Blume mit vielen Bienen gefunden hast!Wundervolle Farben und gute Details.

hi sabine
never seen anything like that before!
nice composition
great details and color!

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2006-10-08 5:10]

Hallo Sabine,
da ist doch ein ganzer Schwarm von Bienen, die machen bestimmt Wintervorräte. Das hast Du aber fantastisch getroffen, herrliche Farben und klasse Details. Super.
Schöne Grüsse

cold & rainy? ok, gestern war´s net schön draußen, aber heute
ist´s sonnig & angenehm, jedenfalls hier in köln (mit marathon *g*).
wow, das ist ja ein tolles großes gewühl in lila, sabine! :-)
da hätte ich ja schon ein wenig angst gehabt, meine linse
reinzustecken mit den vielen bienen.
oder wohnen die etwa da drinnen?
toll rwischt & einen schönen sonntag (trotz schumi-ausfall), thor.

A wonderful shot with so much details. And the colors are so vibrant. Well done!

breathtaking photo, those colors are so beautifl, great sharpness, POV and DOF, and those details...
amazing !!

Hello Sabine,
What a swarm of bees. Colors explode in this amazing composition. Very sharp too. TFS and regards. Danilo

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2006-10-08 12:38]

Hallo Sabine,
ist das eine Versammlung? über was beraten die Bienen, oder machen sie ein Wettsammeln von Blumenstaub. Ein klasse Bild mit herrlichen Farben und fantastischen Details. So viele Insekten auf einer Blume habe ich noch nie gesehen.
Ein wunderschönes Bild.
Liebe Grüsse
und eine Gute Woche

From Spain with a smile!Great Shot!Warm smile

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2006-10-08 16:05]

Lovely work Sabine, so colourful and sharp.
Another great Macro.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2006-10-09 4:40]

Hi Wishnu,
Yes i can see it now. Thank you. As for this picture...its a great macro

Wow..never saw anything like this before. Superb picture quality...the sharpness, colour, lighting and all.What an eye catcher this is. Great shot.

It looks like that flower is on fire, such a warm glow. fantastic colours, composition, sharpness.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2006-10-09 14:14]

Wow that is a busy flower. Well done to get them all in focus. Lovely colours, POV and composition. Bravo



I always admire your bright and colourful macros Sabine and this one is no exception. Well composed and detailed and of course so colourful. TFS,
Many thanks for your comment on
Corra Lynn Rapids

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2006-10-09 17:26]

Magnificent, Sabine... such lovely colours, so perfectly matching. And a terrific compo too. Very well done. TFS

Hi Sabine,
Excellent flower macro with sharp bees:)
Great pov,dof,colors,sharpness,focus,frame and details.TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-10-11 14:42]

Hallo Sabine,
da wimmelts ja nur so von Bienen, hoffe wurdest nicht gestochen ;-). Diese Farben sind einfach spitze und die Schaerfe der details mal wider ganz prima. Eine super Bildschnitt.
Gruss Sky

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-10-12 10:40]

Wow! There is a big party going on there! The bees seem to dance all around that beautiful flower floor! Very well done! Beautiful colors and details! Bravo! Michel

Hi Sabine,
Again... A break taking macro with perfect details, colors, composition ... What else to say? I'm amazed:) Thanks,

IMPRESSIVE!!!! Very unusual macro photo full of colors and very sharp!



Hello Sabine,

That is worthy of 10 *, that is fantastic, I am amazed with such beauty, details everything together. that is a full banquet!
Beautiful, Beautiful!


Just amazing! I really like this Sabine! The colors are out of this world! B-)

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2006-10-13 17:40]

Wow ! Pretty buzzy (!) here. Very nice colors and luminosity.
TFS. Ivan

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  • Victor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 360 W: 26 N: 232] (3388)
  • [2006-10-14 12:50]

Wow... great details and very nice colours... Amazing shot, very well done. TFS.

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  • tracer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
  • [2006-10-14 13:07]

just amazing wishnu...

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-10-14 21:02]

This looks like a very 'hot' flower, especially how she's enticing the bees to visit her sweet nectar pot!
Super colours Sabine, and you've caught every bee so nice and sharp too. Well done, you should be pleased with this one,

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-10-15 9:18]

Fantastic shot. I didn't see lots of bees in one flower before.
Great composition with good & vivid colors, details & water drops. Well done & TFS.

What can I say when it is poerfect
Sho nice

I make it a 3 digit photo 100

Hello Sabine, I cannot believe all these bees were at the same time on the flower? Poor thing! Did you add the bees? :)

Anyhow, very well done, nice colours, pov and great macro.

Very well done! Yan :)

ps: many thx for your crit on "Window Reflections, Street Saint-Amable".

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2006-10-19 13:25]

what an extraordinary shot it is....

I love it...

everything is perfect...

thanks a lot for sharing... :)

Hi Sabine


Dear Wishnu,
Impressive, I liked this shot very much..

Absolutely wonderful. TFS

impressionnante ! Belles couleurs.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2006-10-26 17:18]

Great macro! Great pov and colors. As if the insects are attracted by the yellow light and not by the nectar in the flower,

Hello Sabine,
When I saw the colours I had to thing immediatelly of Thailand - very symbolic and great macro shot. TFS

This is a very popular flower it seems. I never saw so many bees in one flower.

Very sharp picture.


Hi Sabin. WOW...so many bees on one flower! Sharp and wonderful colors. Loved the composition. TFS. :) Vandana

Impressive again....
such a constrast between sharp colours!
beautiful, really!

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  • ablok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 188 W: 87 N: 15] (491)
  • [2007-01-03 1:03]

Un seul mot d'ordre..Ne pas avoir peur de s'approcher! ^^
Tres bonne photo!
Et bon appetit les abeilles bien sure!

Wow! Really cool shot. Lovely colors and great details. Good POV & DOF. TFS (",)

=] later

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  • DAM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 513 W: 67 N: 268] (1110)
  • [2007-01-22 17:39]

It sure serves as a buffet to these very hard working creatures. This colourful display by nature really attracts the bees in order to polinate. Fantastic.... Two thumbs up.


Super, spendide ,macro, félécitations. couleurs composition et netteté parfaite

hi wishna, wonderful shot! really nice colors and texture, very vibrant! the amount of bees makes this even more interesting, great work, thanks scott

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-05-26 2:45]

Now that is what you call,detailed,great Sabine!
Thanks from jan.

sehr gutes Photo sabine!
Die farben sind fantastisch und die vielen Bienen gefallen mir vorallem weil sie alle so aktiv sind und so detailierte Fraben besitzen!
Grüße Toba

Hi again Sabine, a great macro of these bussy bees on a beautifully coloured flower.
TFS and cheers,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-03-15 7:08]

Hi Sabine,
really busy. Shot well taken and really like the special moment you presented.
Excellent lighting and the colours are greatly shown.


Hi Sabine,

Wonderful macro shot.
Great colours, sharpness and good details.
Rule of thirds has been applied resulting to a superb framing.

Best Ragards and TFS,

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