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Bumblebee... Flying against the laws of aerodynamics
Bumblebee... Flying against the laws of aerodynamics
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wings (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Pentax
Location: Bromont, Quebec
Date: Aug 19, 2007
Aperture: f/6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2007

According to 20th century folklore, the laws of aerodynamics prove that the bumblebee should be incapable of flight, as it does not have the capacity (in terms of wing size or beat per second) to achieve flight with the degree of wing loading necessary. Not being aware of scientists 'proving' it cannot fly, the bumblebee succeeds under "the power of its own arrogance" (McFadden et. al. 2007).

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Place: 90 out of 175
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Views since voting: 1312
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 182
Comments: 8
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/26/2007 08:11:13 PM
Good focus and composition. Needs some fill flash to bring it out of the shadows.
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08/22/2007 11:02:12 AM
Nice detail on the wings! The flower works as a nice background too.
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08/21/2007 04:23:21 PM
nice and sharp, would maybe have liked to see it a little lighter, but I like it nonetheless
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08/21/2007 01:11:55 PM
beautiful!
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08/21/2007 06:58:47 AM
best of the bees so far
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08/20/2007 03:33:46 PM
A little on the dark side.
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08/20/2007 08:08:16 AM
nice shot.
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08/20/2007 03:22:47 AM
I don't understand the whole title when the bumblebee is working on a flower. Great wings.
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