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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX APO Macro IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Grissom, NC
Date: Jul 10, 2006
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 115 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.3555
Avg (commenters): 7.4559
Avg (participants): 6.3852
Avg (non-participants): 6.2000
Views since voting: 1001
Views during voting: 659
Votes: 467
Comments: 72
Favorites: 7 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:53:03 PM
Excellent macro, although I don't quite get the title. Is that pollen on it?
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03/17/2009 10:16:56 PM
Someone's been as busy as a ...
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03/17/2009 10:14:56 PM
Great detail! One of the best!! 9
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03/17/2009 09:29:26 PM
Revealing.
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03/17/2009 07:43:49 PM
Too incredibly cool! 9
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03/17/2009 07:38:20 PM
Wow awesome details. Great clarity.
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03/17/2009 07:09:28 PM
very different
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03/17/2009 03:23:10 PM
wow! you must have been sooo close! with a great macro lens too im sure. i dont think ive ever seen pollen like that up close, how extremely cool-9
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03/17/2009 12:42:09 PM
Wow, great detail, would that be pollen then? Looks like he's having a good day.
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03/17/2009 10:40:25 AM
Wow!, quite the closeup... +1
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03/17/2009 09:15:07 AM
This one is having a blast! That's a wonderful macro, great capture!
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03/16/2009 09:06:08 PM
nice macro
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03/16/2009 06:37:28 PM
What makes this macro a real winner for me is all the perfectly rounded pollen all over the bee's body.....so very, very cool!!! Bravo on an awesome capture!
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03/16/2009 05:14:04 PM
Very detailed and sharp. Especially on the eye where it really counts.
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03/16/2009 03:41:43 PM
That looks pretty wild! What kind of pollen is that?? Great macro.
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03/16/2009 02:59:14 PM
What an amazing view at the pollen spreading ability of these bees and how important they are to agriculture. Great detail. You must have used extension tubes to get so close or a really great macro lens!
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03/16/2009 09:23:57 AM
awesome! I can see this photo in a science text book. great job!
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03/16/2009 05:40:14 AM
wow, thats an awesome close up, the detail is fantastic
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03/16/2009 04:32:46 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous.
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03/16/2009 04:29:32 AM
Beautiful shot. Would do well in a book on biology :-)
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03/16/2009 02:44:34 AM
Amazing capture with all of the pollen. nice macro!
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03/16/2009 12:51:18 AM
Outstanding macro. One of the better bee/pollen shots I have seen.
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03/15/2009 11:41:20 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... out of (currently) 1124 images, I gave 15 of them a 10. Your image was one of those 15.

Lots of bug macros in this challenge, but this one is simply awesome! How on earth do you even begin to set up for a shot like this? I don't think I've ever seen such a brilliant bee close up, the definition was superb. I actually voted this a 9 originally, but as I came to comment on it, felt that in fact it deserved a 10.

It's hard to predict the top 10, never mind the ribbons with so many entrants, but this has got to be a contender. Good luck for a strong finish in this challenge.
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03/15/2009 11:32:39 PM
stunning macro shot - great details
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03/15/2009 10:47:04 PM
Great detail and sharpness. Didn't need the border for this one.
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03/15/2009 10:11:14 PM
Wow Great close-up!
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03/15/2009 04:28:05 PM
Beautiful close-up with incredible detail. 8
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03/15/2009 03:33:23 PM
Well composed, good preservation of detail
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03/15/2009 01:08:48 PM
WOW! Great capture
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03/15/2009 01:06:31 PM
Wow! Incredible details! This is what I love about macros... seeing things you wouldn't normally see but are right in front of you!
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03/15/2009 11:57:36 AM
Very nice, excellent detail
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03/15/2009 10:03:43 AM
Amazing detail, just amazing that we can see each grain of pollen. Wow!
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03/15/2009 09:25:52 AM
This image stands out for me amoungst all the other macro shots as offering something more, as well as being technically superb. Well done and good luck for the rest of the challenge.
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03/15/2009 08:24:41 AM
This is great. I love how you captured the bee sucking out nectar. Great macro.
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03/15/2009 06:30:01 AM
So educative macro, it's amazing to see all the details with that quality.
It's fascinating to see an example of symbiosis.
Your photo is really eye catching, the only points I think could be improved are the noise in the right side of the flower and the halo.
But I'm not picky, I just try to be constructive, this photo is a 10 for me.
Good luck !
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03/15/2009 05:18:06 AM
wonderful shot, despite its quality I give 7
brano
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03/15/2009 03:07:53 AM
Holy cow - that has phenomenal detail!!
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03/15/2009 12:22:36 AM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments now. HOLY MOLY! I am floored with the level of details I see on the great macro. I can clearly see the pollen clustered all over this bee's legs and body. The detail does not stop there but I see all the hairs on the legs to the bumpy texture around it's compound eyes. Love the title too which is a clever play on the visual of the bee (B) holding onto the flower petal (/) in the shot itself. Ah, nuts, here comes the critique, everybody has got to be a critic right;-) ...My only critique is that I wished we were able to see more of the full body of the bee complete with the wings in the composition. That way we can appreciate all the intricate and interesting detail of this insect.
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03/14/2009 11:58:26 PM
stunning detail wonderful image
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03/14/2009 01:25:16 PM
Great capture. Clever title!
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03/14/2009 05:45:39 AM
&B
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03/14/2009 05:35:27 AM
good macro, but the be looks dead, is not standing on her legs. and why the strange border?
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03/14/2009 05:33:36 AM
bitchen macro
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03/14/2009 12:33:07 AM
nice detailed macro, but the bee seems exhausted after collecting all that pollen lol! , 7
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03/13/2009 11:52:21 PM
Very nice macro shot
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03/13/2009 10:25:47 PM
Very detailed macro capture.
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03/13/2009 03:15:27 PM
Beautiful macro, but what a mess on the bee. Nature, I suppose.
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03/12/2009 08:17:01 PM
Somebody went shopping.... Incredible detail. I've never seen pollen like that. I'm nit picking but there's a spot on the flower, just to the right of the head which is "bugging" me :-)
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03/12/2009 08:16:01 PM
A little flat to me but nice subject and detail.
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03/12/2009 06:52:10 PM
Is that all the pollen on him .. Amazing!!
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03/12/2009 05:23:49 PM
Oh wow, this is one of the better macros of insects I've seen in a while, love the pollen.
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03/12/2009 04:47:57 PM
Look at all that pollen. Now I know why they are so good at their job.
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03/12/2009 04:10:21 PM
Busy bee. Good clarity on the eye.
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03/12/2009 03:45:00 PM
Simply amazing, the detail is extraordinary!!
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03/12/2009 03:38:40 PM
Some look good in pearls and some don't.
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03/12/2009 03:13:51 PM
Wow, awesome macro, I'm not sure what's all over him though, is that pollen? You've got some great detail in this.
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03/12/2009 12:15:20 PM
Wow, now that's an impressive close-up. Hopefully it wasn't a stinging experience.
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03/12/2009 11:12:12 AM
Are those ike Bee Eggs?
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03/12/2009 10:43:36 AM
Incrfedible macro to see each grains of pollen!
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03/12/2009 08:18:22 AM
Coming back to comment...

Wow! Just Wow! The detail is amazing! The individual beads of pollen. Awesome! 10
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03/12/2009 01:55:23 AM
Fantastic macro.
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03/11/2009 09:59:34 PM
guess that bee is a happy little bugger...good days work...crisp focus and colors
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03/11/2009 08:49:13 PM
Stunning detail.
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03/11/2009 06:39:20 PM
Excellent macro.
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03/11/2009 04:22:55 PM
Wow, is he covered in pollen?
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03/11/2009 01:10:52 PM
wow ... amazing capture ... I love how his stinger is piercing the flower
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03/11/2009 12:59:34 PM
Awesome macro! Great detail. Looks like he's doing his job spreading pollen.
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03/11/2009 11:55:28 AM
wonderful macro.
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03/11/2009 08:57:18 AM
Ooh! Love the detail! Great macro.
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03/11/2009 06:29:02 AM
Wow! Great capture!
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03/11/2009 02:28:19 AM
Oowwww. That's cool and horrible and amazing all at once - 7
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03/11/2009 12:59:02 AM
nice macro
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