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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:01 pm 
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Taken this morning 24th August 2008:

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I think this is a local bee, you can tell by the marking notches in its ear :shock:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:18 pm 
I forgot I had this photo. Found this little guy hidden inside a flower.

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I promise you - he's in there somewhere - underneath all the pollen :D

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Greg, if you get much closer you'll be cleaning pollen of the lens front :D

Some of my attempts follows...

This wasp was the first one to arrive as we set up for a work department picnic. We didn't even have time to get the food out!

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Earlier today, I found this bee. At least I assume it's a bee of some sort.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:24 pm 
Greg - that is amazing!!!!!! Love the pollen speckled all over him!


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Thank you Popo & Serenity :D I do have frustrating times taking these images on autofocus. You have to be quick with bees as they are always on the move - and sometimes the d**n thing won't focus up for me. Why? 'Cos I'm in far too close, and have to pull back quickly :shock:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:24 am 
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my best bee shot yet...

and it's not half as good as the other's on here ;(


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:49 am 
Here's one I took about a month ago.

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Might have been better if the tip of the flower was in focus but I got the critical sharpness on the bee which is the main thing. I don't have a macro lens yet so there has been some cropping in this one.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:14 pm 
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Why? 'Cos I'm in far too close, and have to pull back quickly :shock:

I usually have a telephoto lens on, so I know the feeling. It can be pretty frustrating!!! Then by the time it focuses, the subject usually gets away or moves on the other side of the flower.


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these are wonderful...Cybermystic, that pollen shot...omg...like fairy dust, gold and glowy...and bees are the busy ones, in the universe...after all alot of the worlds burdens fall on those fragile wings..theirs is the job of making sure there IS a next generation of foliage, flower and fruit and...the term busy work, must have started here, with these little ones. We have all types of honey around here...sage, clover, orange blossom, and a thick dark pungent variety called Piru Canyon..I am astounded by these captures, never had the chance to look quite so close..MarkH, wonderful colors, and so vibrant..palakaboy, an entire expression of the rainbow, from golden bee to silver blue irredescence perfect colors..popo, captures the softness of that downy fuzz..not a stinger showing, as they go about their work...I love these...Serenity, I am not surprized to see your work,so beautiful, holding your own in this thread, with some great detail, and thoughtful composition...I love that little hidey-bee, you got it!!! Gracias.


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Taken this morning 29th August 2008:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:56 pm 
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they love me cause i'm so sweet!


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and for laughs and giggles...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:31 am 
Coming in for a landing!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:53 am 
Not like I had to go to a zoo to see one, but got this at the Bronx Zoo... with this thread in mind =)

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Again, with my telephoto lens.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:58 am 
here are a couple of bees i was able to get, the little guys are fast, its hard to focus on them!
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these were shot with my kit lens, and cropped


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