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2 Bees... Friendly Talk

2 Bees... Friendly Talk
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2004-08
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposição: f/4, 1/800 segundos
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): Flying images [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2004-12-09 5:27
Visto: 5184
Favoritos: 2 [ver]
Pontos: 48
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2 Bees... Friendly Talk

A new image of this well-known and laborious insect.

In this case, a close up of 2 bees... 1 in the full flight and the other over a flower of the thistle in a position that make alike a conversation between both.

An amazing symbolic communication system exists among honey bees.
In studies of bees begun in the early 1900s, the Austrian zoologist Karl von Frisch determined many of the details of their means of communication. In a classic paper published in 1923, von Frisch described how after a field bee discovers a new source of food, such as a field in bloom, she fills her honey sac with nectar, returns to the nest or hive, and performs a vigorous but highly standardized dance.
If the new source of food is within about 90 m (about 295 ft) of the nest or hive, the bee performs a circular dance, first moving about 2 cm (about .75 in) or more, and then circling in the opposite direction.
Numerous bees in the nest or hive closely follow the dancer, imitating her movements. During this ceremony, the other workers scent the fragrance of the flowers from which the dancer collected the nectar.
Having learned that food is not far from the nest or hive, and what it smells like, the other bees leave the nest or hive and fly in widening circles until they find the source.

If the new source of nectar or pollen is farther away, the discoverer performs a more elaborate dance characterized by intermittent movement across the diameter of the circle and constant, vigorous wagging of her abdomen.
Every movement of this dance seems to have significance. The number of times the bee circles during a given interval informs the other bees how far to fly for the food.
Movement across the diameter in a straight run indicates the direction of the food source.
If the straight run is upward, the source is directly toward the sun.
Should the straight run be downward, it signifies that the bees may reach the food by flying with their backs to the sun.
In the event the straight run veers off at an angle to the vertical, the bees must follow a course to the right or left of the sun at the same angle that the straight run deviates from the vertical.

Bees under observation in a glass hive demonstrate their instructions so clearly that it is possible for trained observers to understand the directions given by the dancers.
Certain aspects of the dance language, such as how attendant bees perceive the motion of dancers in the total darkness of the nest or hive, are still unknown.
The dance language is an important survival strategy that has helped the honey bee in its success as a species.

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Great macro Ricardo.
This is a stunning picture.
Excellent colours, details and compo.Great note like always.
Great work my friend.

Ola, Ricardo... great shot you got!!!
Very good sharpen and cropping.
Lighiting is perfect.
Thank you for sharing both, picture and note.

That's a stunning shot, very good DOF, great colors.
Well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2004-12-09 8:03]

Ricardo - this is one of the best pictures of bees I've ever seen.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2004-12-09 11:01]

Ricardo, você é mesmo surpreendente. E está se tornando o mestre de fotos que mostram os insetos em ação ou interação. Belíssimo momento capturado por você. Nitidez POV e DOF estão perfeitos.



It's a very private chat, looks like the makings of a conspiracy! Wonnderful capture. Colour, DoF, detail and subject are outstanding. TFS.

hello Ricardo !
depuis un certain temp j'ai remarque que tes photos avaient un reel sens par rapport a avant.
J'entend par "reel sens" que maintenant tes photos commencent a sortir du commun, c'est a dire qu'elles montrent une scene bien precise et c'est pourquoi je trouve qu'elles se distinguent de la banalité de la plupart des autres.
continue sur cette voie ;)
good job.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-12-09 11:41]

Ricardo they are discussing how many points you going to get for this on TN.
Absolutely stunning

Ola Ricardo.
Que buena !
Action, colours, beauty. Excellent

Ricardo, Superb clarity, sharpness & detail. Very interesting supporting notes. An exceptional job on this!!

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 180] (853)
  • [2004-12-09 19:18]

You captured an excellent moment of an interesting conversation. The color of the flower and background are adding more beauty to this picture.Congratulations

Wow, what a beautiful shot. Nicely captured, great details, and very pretty colours. One of the best shots I've seen. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing picture.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2004-12-10 4:16]

Fantastic photo - congratulations. It is a fabulous shot. Superb details of the bees and flower. Excellent notes too. TFS

WOW Ricardo unbelievable DOF for F4. You really nailed this one. Brillaint shot. Details are of the chart here.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-12 0:45]

I'm always friendly with anyone who can sting. One thing I just thought of now is that Dogs would not have smelt under each others tails if they had stigers! They would have had permanent swollen noses :)

Great capture. The DOF is superb and you caught an excellent moment very well.

Very well done and thanks for posting

great bug picture, like the details and also the macroness of it, well done

Photo makes great impression. Clear sharp colors and exact note. Superb.

My favorite!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-07-21 11:33]

hi ricardo
good exposure and good timing. beautiful flower-bee composition. colours, details, DOF and note are great.
thanks for sharing

Hi Ricardo,
Fantastic catch! Perfect timing, beautiful colours and very clear details.
Very well done and thanks for sharing!

hola Ricardo

buen macro+ no es facil captar con tanta nitidez a los insectos en pleno vuelo+



Salut Ricardo
Très belle photo avec ces beaux insectes allant sur cette belle fleur. Beau cadrage , belle composition et les couleurs sont magnifiques.
Merci et au revoir ....JP

hi ricardo!
This is a stunning picture!
very good sharpness with nice
lightning and fine coulors
well done!

bonjour ricardo
excellent,les deux abeilles se disputaient elles cette fleur?
vous avez fait un projectile de grande qualité avec de belles couleurs et un bonne luminosité.
l'abeille en vol est parfaite.

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