Hovering!

Uploaded: May 28, 2006 06:15:36

Description

I caught this tiny sweat bee hovering over the flower of a flax plant in my flower garden yesterday morning. To give you an idea of how small these little bees are, the flower itself is about an inch across. The sweat bee is less than a 1/4 inch from head to beehind! Sigma 50mm f2.8 EX DG macro lens. Sunlight, hand held, manual focus, flash assist from Canon 580EX flash unit. f8; ISO 100; 1/200.

Comments

Ken Smith level-classic May 28, 2006

Wow, such clarity and detail. Beautiful, Ron. #453864

Nancy L. Green level-classic May 28, 2006

WOW!!! Another great one Ron. Love the face on that bee. Great composition. #2824358

Tarun Bose May 28, 2006

Excellent macro job Ronald. Beautiful colours. #2824653

Nina Shields level-addict May 28, 2006

Ronald, this is amazing, can't believe you caught this bee in flight and did so with perfect composition; terrific focus and exposure work; congratulations! #2824657

Ronald F. Fischer May 28, 2006

Thank you very much Ken, Nancy, Tarun and Nina! #2824676

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic May 28, 2006

WOnderful soft blue color with lots of detail. The bee adds character. #2824792

Ronald F. Fischer May 28, 2006

Thank you so much, Kerby!! #2824840

Nadya Johnson May 28, 2006

Outstanding, Ron!! Never heard of sweat bees but I know how small those flowers are. A fantastic shot!! Gorgeous color, too. #2824908

Tamera S. Phillips May 28, 2006

Awesome macro shot Ron. I love the colors in that flower. #2824988

Janine Russell level-deluxe May 28, 2006

Ronald, excellent colors, detail and lighting. #2826364

Daniel Diaz May 29, 2006

WOW!!!! What a capture Ron!!!! #2826674

Bobbie Davis May 29, 2006

Awesome macro Ronald! #2827652

Gail Vitikacs level-classic May 29, 2006

Terrific capture...and the clarity is unreal! #2827664

Ronald F. Fischer May 29, 2006

Thank you very much Nadya, Tammy, Janine, Daniel, Bobbie and Gail!! #2828330

Tuija Helena Suhonen May 29, 2006

Wow! An Awesome photo!! Clarity is unbelievable and colors are very good too! Congratulations for a great shot! This photo should be the winner!! :-) #2828663

Ronald F. Fischer May 29, 2006

Thank you very much Tuija! #2829000

Dan E. May 29, 2006

Brilliant Capture Ronald! #2829203

Ronald F. Fischer May 29, 2006

Thank you very much Dan! #2829251

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic May 29, 2006

Nice capture Ronald. Love the close up and the colors. #2829320

Ronald F. Fischer May 29, 2006

Thank you very much Kay! #2829347

Lorri Shane May 29, 2006

Ron--this is a stunning macro. I hope you get notice for this in the finals.
Love the soft color and I know how difficult it is to be that close and get a good shot. Wow. lorri #2829419

Ronald F. Fischer May 29, 2006

Thank you very much, Lorri! You are right on the mark about how difficult it is to get these kind of shots, but that is the beauty of digital cameras (no developing cost for the "bad" pictures). I try and anticipate the shot, and then squeeze off about 5 or 6 rapid bursts with the camera. Sometimes I get lucky! #2829627

Life Expressions May 29, 2006

This is a very beautiful macro. The color and clarity is outstandings. Awesome job, Ronald. #2829727

Ronald F. Fischer May 29, 2006

Thank you very much Robin! #2829741

Su Sana E. P level-classic May 29, 2006

Wow!! What a fine macro, Ronald!! Love the bright colors and details. Bee looks so cute. #2829774

Lynne Morris level-classic May 29, 2006

Wow Ronald what an amazing macro shot, well captured! #2830023

Ronald F. Fischer May 30, 2006

Thank you very much Susan and Lynne! #2830296

Akhilesh Sharma May 30, 2006

Excellent! Great capture! Everything is perfect about this shot. #2830323

Ronald F. Fischer May 30, 2006

Thank you very much Akhilesh! #2831042

Tammy Scott May 30, 2006

WOW! This is one FANTASTIC macro! #2832385

Terry L. Ellis level-classic May 30, 2006

Wonderful clarity, Ronald! Beautiful capture! #2832407

Ronald F. Fischer May 30, 2006

Thank you very much Terry! #2832854

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 30, 2006

Amazingly wonderful, wow! #2834347

Ronald F. Fischer May 31, 2006

Thank you very much Donna! #2835188

Daniel Diaz June 02, 2006

AWESOME Ron, this and all of your latest macros!!! #2843469

Ronald F. Fischer June 02, 2006

Thank you very much Daniel! #2843705

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic June 02, 2006

The Clarity is amazing for the size of the bee and the flower. Another amazing shot Ron. I love your gallery. #2845656

Ronald F. Fischer June 02, 2006

Thank you very much Linda! I appreciate the support of all my BP friends! #2845809

Stan Lubach June 02, 2006

Stunning sharpness, Ronald. Well balanced composiiton. Beautiful color and lighting. #2845848

Ronald F. Fischer June 02, 2006

Thank you very much Stan! #2846438

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic June 07, 2006

GOOD GRIEF RON! This is amazing! Great shot! Judy #2864655

Ronald F. Fischer June 07, 2006

Thank you so very much Judy!! #2864841

Ross Throndson June 21, 2006

Congratulations, Ronald, on this Beautiful Macro!! :^) #2923794

Judyann Plante June 21, 2006

Just beautiful! Congratulations, Ron!

Judyann ><> #2923971

Judyann Plante June 21, 2006

Just beautiful! Congratulations, Ron!

Judyann ><> #2923972

Nadya Johnson June 21, 2006

Congratulations, Ronald on this fantastic finalist! #2924609

Dr Silly level-classic June 21, 2006

Congratulations, Ronald on your finalist on the wonderful macro. :O)
#2925181

Ronald F. Fischer June 21, 2006

Thank you very much Ross, Judyann, Nadya and Dr. S!! #2925779

Deb Holmes-Hatfield June 21, 2006

Congratulations Ronald, on this well deserved finalist! #2925815

Ronald F. Fischer June 21, 2006

Thank you very mucy, Deb! #2925855

Su Sana E. P level-classic June 21, 2006

Ronald, congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist!! #2926023

Ronald F. Fischer June 21, 2006

Thank you very much Susan! #2926044

Nancy L. Green level-classic June 21, 2006

Congratulations Ronald!! I love this one. Very well done! <>< #2926529

Ronald F. Fischer June 21, 2006

Thank you very much Nancy! #2926541

Terry L. Ellis level-classic June 21, 2006

Congratulations, Ronald, on this terrific finalist! #2927578

Emile Abbott level-deluxe June 21, 2006

Congratulations Ronald on a magnificant finalist. #2927590

Tamera S. Phillips June 21, 2006

A big congrats Ron on a great finalist! #2927632

Ronald F. Fischer June 21, 2006

Thank you very much Terry, Emile and Tammy! #2927840

Darryl Wilkinson June 21, 2006

Ron, BIG CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome Finalist! WTG!!! #2929377

Ronald F. Fischer June 21, 2006

Thank you very much Darryl! #2929587

Ken Smith level-classic June 21, 2006

Congrats, Ron!!! #2930234

Ronald F. Fischer June 21, 2006

Thank you very much Ken! #2930557

Lorri Shane June 21, 2006

Congrats, Ron! It's a wonderful image and you so deserve it. Good luck!
Lorri
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Gail Vitikacs level-classic June 21, 2006

Big Congratulations on this beauty! #2930895

Ronald F. Fischer June 21, 2006

Thank you very much Lorri and Gail! #2930943

Stephanie Laird level-classic June 21, 2006

Hi Ronald!

This is so awesome! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist!!! #2931029

Linda Proctor June 21, 2006

Congratulations Ronald!! Very hard shot to get (for me anyway lol) This is excellent Good luck in next round!! #2931077

KV Day June 21, 2006

Congrats Ron this shot and your finalist! #2931329

Lorraine A. Cook June 21, 2006

Beautiful! Congrats, Ron!!<:)) #2931435

Pat Gamwell June 21, 2006

Way to go, my friend! BIG CONGRATS!!!! #2931780

Ronald F. Fischer June 22, 2006

Thank you very much Stephanie, Linda, Vicki, Lorraine and Pat!! #2932879

Rakesh Syal level-classic June 22, 2006

Heartiest congratulations, Ronald! #2934148

Ronald F. Fischer June 22, 2006

Thank you very much Rakesh! #2934183

Mary Clarke June 22, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderfully detailed Finalist Ronald #2935886

Ronald F. Fischer June 22, 2006

Thank you very much Mary! #2935907

Michael S. Baker June 22, 2006

Congrats, Ron, on making the finals! Great capture! Best of luck in the next round!
Regards,
Mike B- #2935993

Bobbie Davis June 22, 2006

Congrats Ronald! #2936115

Ronald F. Fischer June 22, 2006

Thank you very much Michael and Bobbie! #2936574

Roger Bernabo June 22, 2006

A great image Ron; congratulations! #2936778

Ronald F. Fischer June 22, 2006

Thank you very much Roger! #2936851

Corinne M. Thompson June 22, 2006

Just adding my Congrats to all the rest! Wonderful capture! #2936989

Ronald F. Fischer June 22, 2006

Thank you very much Corinne! #2937032

lyn winans June 25, 2006

Huge congrats Ron .... it's gorgeous ! #2949672

Ronald F. Fischer June 25, 2006

Thank you very much Lyn! #2949716

Bill Wyatt July 19, 2006

Terrific clatity and details. The lighting and colors are remarkable. Congratulation, Ronald! #3049787

Ronald F. Fischer July 19, 2006

Thank you again, Bill!! #3049795

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