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Wicked Dark
04-08-2011, 03:38 PM
A mining bee on the whitlow grass -

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/Macro-and-Close-up/PollenatorKristenSmithApril-08/1244472767_aodDd-XL.jpg

E-30 | OM 90mm f2 legacy macro | ISO 200 | f5.6 | 1/1250 | handheld

The bee is 1.5cm and they were really funny to watch, kind of sluggish and walking from flower to flower as much as flying. They'd also sort of wrap themselves around the blossom, bending it to the ground. Spring fever?

Hillbillygirl
04-08-2011, 05:42 PM
Lovin' this WD. Excellent sharp focus right on the subject bringing it right to the eye. Love the deep colours of the stems.

okmqaz42
04-08-2011, 08:06 PM
excellent composition, I love the sharpness of the gritters eyes.

Wicked Dark
04-08-2011, 08:31 PM
thanks guys. She's a cutie for sure.

Bambi
04-09-2011, 08:51 AM
Lovin' this WD. Excellent sharp focus right on the subject bringing it right to the eye. Love the deep colours of the stems.

ditto :D

Wicked Dark
04-09-2011, 02:05 PM
thanks. the stems and leaves are mostly that plummy/maroon color, some get green though, here's a shot from last year -
http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/Macro-and-Close-up/P3194450/825006346_KPD4e-XL.jpg

JAS_Photo
04-09-2011, 02:19 PM
Both are lovely shots, I like the bokeh in the first that offsets the flowers and sharpness of the bee.

edG
04-09-2011, 08:35 PM
a couple of real beauties - well captured

asnow
04-10-2011, 12:27 PM
Bith are lovely. Like the bokeh and selective focus on the first one.

Wicked Dark
04-10-2011, 01:29 PM
thanks guys. the bee pic just makes me smile.

Lizardqing
04-10-2011, 07:23 PM
Nice. The bees around here are not getting on the flowers as much as they are fighting about who is going to try and drill into my workshop first. Was out playing around with them though today with the camera.