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Apr 25, 2016 11:49 |  #1

Another bee warming up this morning, this time I found a Queen Bombus terrestris in the same flower bed which is full of one of the wild garlic flowers.

I knew she was alive this time because her tail end was moving and guessed she was warming up so grabbed the camera, got fairly close and took 2 pics. Hmm, I thought I could go in closer now lol ...............so ............... I went in almost as close as the lens would allow, just about to press the shutter and the buzz started lol. Oh god, she is taking off! I moved back very slowly and thankfully she went over my head - phew lol.

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Apr 25, 2016 13:35 |  #2

Gorgeous photo, and well done steering clear of take-off :)


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Apr 25, 2016 15:01 |  #3

CanopicJar wrote in post #17984572 (external link)
Gorgeous photo, and well done steering clear of take-off :)


Oh thanks very much Travis, much appreciated. Yes, I wasnt sure if I had pushed my luck too far this time lol.

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Apr 25, 2016 15:51 |  #4

Lovely study. :)


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Apr 26, 2016 00:45 |  #5

Lovely shot Linda.
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Apr 26, 2016 03:00 |  #6

Snowyman wrote in post #17984716 (external link)
Lovely study. :)

Thanks Snowy

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Lovely shot Linda.
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Apr 27, 2016 06:11 |  #7
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Nice bee. It is very hard to expose correctly and get detail in a jet black + bright-colored subject.

I fiddled with the white balance/temperature a bit, to take away the yellow, hope you don't mind :)

Before/after cooling a bit. (some of the detail was lost because it was a .jpg)

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Apr 27, 2016 07:46 |  #8

Very nice, Linda.


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Apr 27, 2016 11:01 |  #9

John Koerner wrote in post #17986727 (external link)
Nice bee. It is very hard to expose correctly and get detail in a jet black + bright-colored subject.

I fiddled with the white balance/temperature a bit, to take away the yellow, hope you don't mind :)

Before/after cooling a bit. (some of the detail was lost because it was a .jpg)

What do you think?

Thanks John - no, I don't mind at all. The difference is very marginal I would say :-)

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Very nice, Linda.

Thank you very much :-)

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Apr 27, 2016 22:24 |  #10

Really nice pic. What lens are you using?




  
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Apr 28, 2016 02:46 |  #11

kanecvl wrote in post #17987616 (external link)
Really nice pic. What lens are you using?

Many thanks, much appreciated.

It's the Canon F2.8L IS USM macro but the non-L version would be just as good and it's a bit cheaper (I owned that one before upgrading and there is very little, if any, difference in IQ).

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Apr 28, 2016 02:56 |  #12

Great capture.
I've looked the last two mornings for any bee but can only find so far in the afternoon and all are on the move.


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Apr 28, 2016 13:59 |  #13

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17987802 (external link)
Great capture.
I've looked the last two mornings for any bee but can only find so far in the afternoon and all are on the move.

Thank you very much. I have quite a few different bees around the garden at the moment which is lovely.

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Apr 28, 2016 16:35 |  #14

Beautiful Queen bee shot Linda! Still very cold here in Worcester this week, nothing much about apart from the birds feeding their youngsters, cost me a fortune in seed and mealworms they do! LOL


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Apr 29, 2016 03:13 |  #15

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Beautiful Queen bee shot Linda! Still very cold here in Worcester this week, nothing much about apart from the birds feeding their youngsters, cost me a fortune in seed and mealworms they do! LOL

Many thanks George. Yes it's still pretty cold here too I have found a few bees in the garden struggling to warm up but I have a couple of sheltered spots in the sun where I have been finding a couple of the queens warming up.

Birds are quieter around my garden at the moment but I know what you mean with the cost of spoiling them lol.

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