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Name: Honey Bee
Date: October 25th, 2012
Location: Bradenton, FL
Conservation Status: No Special Status


Did you know? Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a serious problem threatening the
health of honey bees and the economic stability of commercial beekeeping and pollination
operations in the United States. Despite a number of claims in the general and scientific media,
a cause or causes of CCD have not been identified by researchers. In October 2006, some
beekeepers began reporting losses of 30-90 percent of their hives. While colony losses are not
unexpected, especially over the winter, this magnitude of losses was unusually high. The main
symptom of CCD is very low or no adult honey bees present in the hive but with a live queen and
no dead honey bee bodies present. Often there is still honey in the hive, and immature bees (brood)
are present. Varroa mites, a virus-transmitting parasite of honey bees, have frequently been found
in hives hit by CCD.



Nothing says facing your fear like getting six inches close to a buzzing insect with a stinger. But
it seemed to be a friendly little fellow and didn't mind the giant lens in its face and just carried on
with its breakfast.


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:iconcrimsonpelt:
Personally, I'm not very fond of bees, and my daughter is worse than I am about them. She'd run off scared if she saw one, and has done that many times, even holding us back on getting out the door for an appointment because she doesn't want to get anywhere near a bee.

But overall, I think this guy looks pretty calm and collected, especially for having that huge lens pointed at him. The flowers make a great contrast for the bee's coloring, and I love how the focus of the shot includes some of the flowers, especially the ones around the bee, then fades to the blurry flowers and background.
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:icondivafica:
This is a great shot; you see an awful lot of shot of bees but it's rare that I come across one I like as much as I like this one.

You got the bee in a really good position, and, from the quality of your shot you can make out every detail except for the ones you've blurred out. I do feel the blur is nice and a good idea, but I would prefer if it was a bit more subtle, for the whole photo.

I love the colour scheme in this photo as well. There aren't too many but it isn't dominate by one colour which is good, and they compliment each other.

Great photo! :thumbsup:
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Cosmic-Cherry-Tree Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here [link] :rose:
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MyLifeInFocus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's beautiful! Nicely done!
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tanikel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   Photographer
Thank you!
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MyLifeInFocus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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Sealyanphoenix Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Here is your RATE MY WORK poll from :iconfav-o-rama:

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tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Photographer
Awesome, thanks!
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I-am-Mir Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Love it!
Good job :3
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HeavenhairSixes Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice picture!

I always got on well with bees - it is just wasps that I have an abusive relationship with...
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CrypticDragons Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would be too scared to get that close to a bee, lol, but great shot!
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meggylou Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a stunning piece of photography and your editing really improved the shot!
Nice job
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tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Photographer
Thanks! :dance:
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MyChibiKitsune Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great macro shot!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   Photographer
Thanks! :dance:
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:iconboriskoci:
BorisKoci Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great shot
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SarahStar123 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning photo!
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:iconardgy:
Ardgy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow nice capture, wonderful colors, i like it ^^
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:iconmeishkabokeh:
MeishkaBokeh Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is lovely! I adore the colors :)
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:iconaviectus:
Aviectus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
intresing composion and framing
the beauty of nature combined with the "beauty" of a macro lens!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   Photographer
Thank you!
I've grown to love this lens. I'm looking forward to when I can work with a longer one. xD
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Photographer
interesting composition, you followed the rule of thirds.. :) lovely soft colours, nice DOF. I just wish the bee was a little sharper! your focus is too soft.. overall a great image! :)
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thebirdlover Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Take good care of these lovely little helpers!!! They give us fruit, flowers, everything that we like to look at!!! They have problems with the "poisen" we use at uor plants to keep ilness away from uor plants. A lot of them kills these helpers too. Pictures like this one show how important they are! Thank you for showing it!!! :D
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Clelia91 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Amazing! Nice focus, beautyful colors... perfection :) The little buzzing fella makes a good model :D
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Shadoisk Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the colours and focus in this, The bee looks cool
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lerathel Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   General Artist
Exelent ! nice focus, great colors and subject !
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   Photographer
:dance:
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CamdenHackworth Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow beautiful macro, very nicely done!
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Jobe3DO Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome!_!
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Gapads Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a great macro shot! The focus and the light are just amazing. Well done!
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   Photographer
Thanks! More motivation for me to get up out of bed on my days off right when the sun is up. xD
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WyldeWombat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
As much as bugs tend to freak me out, this is a really Really REALLY awesome shot.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   Photographer
=D
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
What a simply gorgeous piece. I love the colours here; just beautiful. Lovely focus and compositoin as well :)
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Photographer
Thank you so much! =D
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
You are very welcome :)
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hui-li Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice looking bumble bee, I like its expression, it looks like it does not want to be annoyed or you'll get stung, thats rather sweet (no, not the stinging part either :p). Anyways, very good capture :iconthumbsupplz:
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Photographer
Thanks! I like nice bees. ;p
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hui-li Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconyourewelcomesignplz: :icontanikel:
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Just-Raowolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
This photo is so close, beautiful and bright - I love it! The colours are so overwhelming, and the focus... I'm such a sucker for a good piece of Macro photography, hah-hah.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Photographer
:dance:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional
nice
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconiennas:
iennas Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   Photographer
Very beautiful colours and focus. I also like how soft the bees fur looks!
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Photographer
Thank you!
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SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I jumped and recoiled in horror when I saw this. It's a nice photo, but I have a huge phobia of bees. I'm good with blood, snakes, pit bulls (yes, I've been attacked by pit bulls), and fire, but bees or anything with a stinger scares the living hell out of me.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Photographer
I'm the same way about stinging insects, especially wasps. They always look pissed off. Blood and needles, too. My general reaction is to get woozy and black out.
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SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I can't help but feel surprised to hear that from an Afghanistan vet. I've always felt weak for having those fears.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   Photographer
Eh, we're just like everyone else for the most part. I have some pretty strange fears.
Like driving in cities or public speaking. I used to be afraid of children before I had my own. xD
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helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
They're neat critters and typically don't mind being mucked with. It's when you try picking them up that a lot of them sting. This is a great shot, looks like she's posing for you.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   Photographer
I'm perfectly fine with not picking them up. xD
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helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Oh I am too. lol
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