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Re: Bee's
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2017, 08:11:58 AM »
Very nice series, Mikehit.   8)

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Re: Bee's
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Re: Bee's
« Reply #46 on: October 02, 2017, 03:15:39 AM »
I have plenty of bees here in western France, perhaps not as many as there should be by natural law, but certainly enough to keep me entertained when there is nothing else flying. Bumble bees, honey bees, solitary bees of all sorts - they all visit.

The bad news is I shoot mainly with a S120, so it entails getting quite close to them. Occasionally I manage to find one that stays on the playing field long enough for me to get an achromat on the end of the lens. I also try and take slightly different photos of bees -  filling a hard drive with bees perched on flowers does not ring my bell quite so much. Hope you find something interesting amongst this lot.

An early morning honeybee, deep in the Russian sage (S120 with Marumi 200 + Raynox 250 + Raynox 150)


A Hairy Footed flower bee, Anthophora plumipes (S120)


A tiny solitary Carpenter bee I rescued from drowning, Ceratina cyanea (ancient D60 + Marumi 200 + Raynox 150)

An Anthophora pubescens, hard at work (S120)


A Lasioglossum species, tiny but important pollinators no one ever notices (S120 + Marumi 200, + Raynox 250 + Raynox 150)
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Re: Bee's
« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2017, 08:57:16 AM »
Nice pictures, DrHook.   :)

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Re: Bee's
« Reply #48 on: October 02, 2017, 11:25:18 AM »
A quite stunning sereis there, DrHook.
But it is difficult to tell which way this little guy is flying ;D




A Lasioglossum species, tiny but important pollinators no one ever notices (S120 + Marumi 200, + Raynox 250 + Raynox 150)



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Re: Bee's
« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2017, 01:13:24 PM »
Metallic green bee...

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Re: Bee's
« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2017, 01:16:45 PM »
1. Bumblebee..
2. I'm not sure this is a variety of bee or not. Looks like it could be. If anyone knows, please let me know.

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Re: Bee's
« Reply #51 on: October 02, 2017, 02:17:07 PM »
Nice series, dpc.   :)

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Re: Bee's
« Reply #52 on: October 02, 2017, 02:24:01 PM »
Thanks again Click and MikeHit.

To dpc, whereabouts are you taking these pics?  The one you question looks like a hoverfly, specifically a drone fly of some sort - perhaps an Eristalis species. Would this be a reasonable place to start looking for you?

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Re: Bee's
« Reply #54 on: October 02, 2017, 03:13:38 PM »
Thanks again Click and MikeHit.

To dpc, whereabouts are you taking these pics?  The one you question looks like a hoverfly, specifically a drone fly of some sort - perhaps an Eristalis species. Would this be a reasonable place to start looking for you?


Thanks for the info. You're right. I looked it up as best I could and conclude it's a hoverfly.

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Re: Bee's
« Reply #55 on: October 02, 2017, 03:25:37 PM »
No worries dpc. Can I ask where you are? That first bumblebee looks interesting.

Oh - and nice photos, too  ;D

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Re: Bee's
« Reply #56 on: October 02, 2017, 04:19:39 PM »
No worries dpc. Can I ask where you are? That first bumblebee looks interesting.

Oh - and nice photos, too  ;D


Thanks! South-western Saskatchewan, Canada.  :)

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Re: Bee's
« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2017, 04:50:11 PM »
beeez everywhere!

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Re: Bee's
« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2017, 06:39:53 PM »
beeez everywhere!

Lovely shots. I really like the first picture.   :)

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« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2017, 06:39:53 PM »