Bee's

pwp

EOS 5D MK IV
Oct 25, 2010
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Nice Earth bound bees...though I was kind of hoping this thread would be about PCB Alien Bees! ;D

-pw
 

Click

I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 29, 2012
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clbayley said:
My Dad has a couple bee colonies, and I love taking photos of them. I joined this forum just to share my 2 favourite shots:

CB

Very nice shots. I especially like the second one.
 

DrHook

I'm New Here
Oct 1, 2017
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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)
 

Mikehit

EOS 5D MK IV
Jul 28, 2015
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A quite stunning sereis there, DrHook.
But it is difficult to tell which way this little guy is flying ;D


DrHook said:


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

DrHook

I'm New Here
Oct 1, 2017
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Western France
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?
 

dpc

EOS 1D MK II
Dec 11, 2013
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Western Canada
DrHook said:
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.