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  1. #1
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    Default Has anyone purchased this poster set? Is is Apis Mellifera?

    I have an appalling lack of art in my house, so I was thinking of finding a large, public-domain image to print as a large poster. And then I remembered all the . . . fun . . . I've had printing inkjet photos at home for my son's school projects, so I decided to see what's for sale.

    This popped up on amazon at a surprisingly good price of ~$60 with free shipping:

    61Uh5qIKMRL._SL1000_.jpg

    Note that it's already mounted and ready to hang; it's not just a print. So that's a pretty good price, IMHO.

    But this has no customer reviews, and the description says "painting," even thought it looks like a photo.

    And is this Apis Mellifera? I want to be sure before I adorn my house with it :-)

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    Default Re: Has anyone purchased this poster set? Is is Apis Mellifera?

    From what I can tell, it looks like Apis M. to me, and looks like an interesting piece of artwork to be getting. Nice find.

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    Default Re: Has anyone purchased this poster set? Is is Apis Mellifera?

    Actually I'm going to pause a bit on this. That "photo" I posted appears to be photoshopped. If I add up the horizontal dimensions of the 5 panels I get 44", and if I add an inch of empty space in between the whole installation should be 48" wide.

    That "photo" makes it look nearly twice that size.

    I'd love it at 8' wide; at 4' wide it might look a little puny.
    Painted Peacock Manor, Palos Verdes, CA

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    Default Re: Has anyone purchased this poster set? Is is Apis Mellifera?

    I don't think that's Apis m. bee.
    The more I learn about bees, the less I know.

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    Default Re: Has anyone purchased this poster set? Is is Apis Mellifera?

    Quote - Size: 10x16inchx2Panel,8x20inchx2Panel,8x24inchx1Panel

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    Default Re: Has anyone purchased this poster set? Is is Apis Mellifera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Bee View Post
    I don't think that's Apis m. bee.
    What about that bug looks non Melliferous to you? I don't know enough to agree or disagree!
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    Default Re: Has anyone purchased this poster set? Is is Apis Mellifera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    Quote - Size: 10x16inchx2Panel,8x20inchx2Panel,8x24inchx1Panel
    Yeah, that's what I added up (along with 1" empty space between panels) to come up with a 48" total installed width.

    I'd love to find something like this in a larger size.
    Painted Peacock Manor, Palos Verdes, CA

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    Default Re: Has anyone purchased this poster set? Is is Apis Mellifera?

    Right or wrong the concept is pretty cool. I really like the multi panel multi size panel concept. Might be something worth trying. Need to get that just right picture.

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    Default Re: Has anyone purchased this poster set? Is is Apis Mellifera?

    Quote Originally Posted by photobiker View Post
    Right or wrong the concept is pretty cool. I really like the multi panel multi size panel concept. Might be something worth trying. Need to get that just right picture.
    My thoughts exactly. There are lots of canvas printing services out there, too.

    I love this giant photo from the USGS, but it's a drone.
    Painted Peacock Manor, Palos Verdes, CA

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    Default Re: Has anyone purchased this poster set? Is is Apis Mellifera?

    My thoughts exactly. There are lots of canvas printing services out there, too.
    Let's get out the extension tubes and got to work.

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    Default Re: Has anyone purchased this poster set? Is is Apis Mellifera?

    Quote Originally Posted by photobiker View Post
    Let's get out the extension tubes and got to work.
    It's more than just an extension tube. From the flickr notes:

    Apis mellifera male plundered from Dennis vanEngelsdorp's Lab. Washed and blown dried, buff. Photo by Sue Boo, interlab spy.

    ~~~~~~~~~~{{{{{{0}}}}}}~~~~~~~~~~

    All photographs are public domain, feel free to download and use as you wish.

    Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin Macro Flash in Styrofoam Cooler, F5.0, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200
    There's some serious photo stacking going on.
    Painted Peacock Manor, Palos Verdes, CA

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    Default Re: Has anyone purchased this poster set? Is is Apis Mellifera?

    I found a photo that I really like, and I can get 5 large panels printed for about $500 from Bay Photo, plus a $29 download fee to the photo owner. It would look this this, over my bed:



    Or I could print it smaller for less money. But it looks really good if it's large!
    Painted Peacock Manor, Palos Verdes, CA

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