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Tetragonula Bees on Lemonade Tree
Tetragonula Bees on Lemonade Tree

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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2021-10 (Extended Editing)
Collection: 2021-2022 - CHALLENGES & outtakes etc
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Date: Oct 17, 2021
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Macro, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2021

about the Tetragonula bees

there were these tiny little flying insects buzzing around and in the flowers of my lemonade tree .. i thought they were flies ..
i took a few shots .. trying to catch them in focus in flight .. didnt think i'd succeeded .. not feeling very inspired ..

put them on the computer and noticed i'd actually got one flying in focus .. felt i just had to do something with that shot .. so combined with other shots i'd taken at the same time ..
which is how this image came about ..

also seeing them on the computer i could see they had been collecting pollen like bees .. i did a bit of research .. and found out they are actually bees ..
how cool is that .. :)

Place: 7 out of 43
Avg (all users): 6.3421
Avg (participants): 6.1481
Avg (non-participants): 6.8182
Views since voting: 152
Views during voting: 69
Votes: 38
Comments: 6
Favorites: 2 (view)

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11/23/2021 12:22:43 PM
first time I here the name of this insect.."Tetragonula Bees" actually couldn't pronounce it so I did copy+paste from your headline..
the pastels colors are great! (even without the tetra..what ever..:)

Message edited by author 2021-11-23 12:23:53.
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11/23/2021 03:17:44 AM
Wow Roz, this is so superb! A pastel delight. Beautiful to look at.
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11/22/2021 12:12:33 AM
Wow! This is wonderful! Those pastels!
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11/22/2021 12:07:23 AM
Congrats on top 10!
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11/21/2021 10:33:22 PM
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11/21/2021 12:43:22 PM
This is sharp where it needs to be and soft where it should be. Bit of a diagonal to the composition, which is nice. And I am very impressed by the capture of the flying bee. Just gorgeous.
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