Flowers and other Flora

Del Paso

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Forgot to post the name...
Cypripedium calceolus (common name: ladies slipper or, in French, sabot de Venus)
 
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JustUs7

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Do the kids not like the bushes or the bees?

Interesting species of bees. I haven't seen such ones in Europe.

Funny how those two pics look like they're continuing each other with the peduncle :ROFLMAO:

I believe the plant is actually a hybrid lavender to withstand our cold Michigan winters. We call them bee bushes for obvious reasons. And yes, it’s the bees the kids don’t like. But as I said, they really keep the bees occupied, so they’re pretty docile. Mostly honey bees and bumble bees. Not sure what kind of bumble bee it is. Tried Google, but doesn’t seem to show anything with a hairless abdomen.
 

jprusa

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Our bee bushes are in full bloom and the bees are doing their work. The kids don’t like them. But they keep the bees busy and calm. I can set up a couple feet away and they really don’t care. Too busy working.
Those bees look like Carpenter bees which is somewhat good news for your kids. The males don't have a stinger and the females do but will not sting unless they have to , they are not aggressive but the bad news is they love to drill holes in wood.:) Nice Pictures!
 
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Maximilian

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Those bees look like Carpenter bees which is somewhat good news for your kids. ...
Comparing with this pic in wiki I fully agree with you. good eye. Thank you very much.
In Germany those are fully black, so I didn't come across those.
 
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JustUs7

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A 120 image stack using the RP and RF 85mm f2. Processed raw files in DPP4. Stacked using Affinity Photo. I included one of the source images just for fun. I enjoy the shallow DOF stacks for the sharp flower and blown out background. Artifacts can be a challenge though.
 
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Lovely. Nicely done, FamilyGuy.
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Maximilian

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That water lily was hiding very well between a lot of reed. Made the shot tricky, but that gave the wonderful light.

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JustUs7

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My pond doesn’t benefit from the shade and moodiness of Maximilian. Tried out the polarizing filter on this one.

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Del Paso

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My little contribution, EOS R with Apo Macro Elmarit 100mm
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Maximilian

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Found this little fellow (less than 3 cm in diameter) near our ponds in the meadow but have no clue what it is.
Does anybody of you?

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