View Full Version : Massive Beehive......15000 Bees and Counting

V S Sankar
27-05-2010, 06:50 PM
This I spotted at Mudumalai.There are only 2 trees in Mudumalai where bees seem to construct beehives.Probably there are around 15000 bees in this hive....

Canon 400D,1/400,7.1,ISO 400


Bibhav Behera
27-05-2010, 08:59 PM
Nice capture. The light seems harsh. Toning down the highlights would be good. Thanks for sharing.

Sabyasachi Patra
28-05-2010, 12:16 PM
I agree that the light conditions were tough. However, that should not deter us from photographing as certain photos can serve as records.

During processing, lowering the contrast and pulling up the shadows will help.


Mohan Raj
28-05-2010, 08:53 PM
Well spotted and nice photograph.

Sankar, How did you count bees in a hive?

Abhishek Jamalabad
29-05-2010, 10:21 AM
Nice record. Agree with the previous suggestions. Thanks for sharing.

Mrudul Godbole
29-05-2010, 12:53 PM
Nice image. It has become quite rare to see bee hives in cities these days. Agree about the highlights. Thanks for sharing.

V S Sankar
30-05-2010, 08:19 PM
Mohan;Good question.How do you count the number of bees.I remember watching a programme on Discovery were the narrator said that a 4feet by 3feet hive accomodates around 15000 bees.This beehive is of the same dimension.