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POST YOUR BEE SHOTS (any non-butterfly all pollinators are welcome - wasps, etc.)

 
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Mar 24, 2020 13:19 |  #781

These Wasps have added a few more cells to the nest after the older, main nest was destroyed when the twig broke off.

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Mar 25, 2020 23:13 |  #782

Bees on the move, with the scouts out looking for a hive.


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Mar 26, 2020 07:58 |  #783

Last summer, I spent ages trying to photograph of buzzy things. Specialised macro lens, different light sources, focus types, stackings, metering modes, etc. Was never happy.

Today, out for my lunch time walk and the sun was shinning. Unslung my EM5-2 and little kit lens when I saw this and took a photo. Settings were whatever they were when I last took a photo !! Pretty happy.


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Mar 26, 2020 11:23 |  #784

Dave Weldon wrote in post #19033659 (external link)
Bees on the move, with the scouts out looking for a hive.


TheLaird wrote in post #19033795 (external link)
Last summer, I spent ages trying to photograph of buzzy things. Specialised macro lens, different light sources, focus types, stackings, metering modes, etc. Was never happy.

Today, out for my lunch time walk and the sun was shinning. Unslung my EM5-2 and little kit lens when I saw this and took a photo. Settings were whatever they were when I last took a photo !! Pretty happy.

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Mar 26, 2020 21:08 |  #785

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Mar 27, 2020 01:56 |  #786

Just after taking and processing this image, I returned to the nest to find that it had fallen to the ground - the twig had broken off at the next knuckle joint again - how sad.:-(

I couldn't see the wasps anywhere, I assume they flew off to a safe place?

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Mar 27, 2020 09:19 |  #787

A male Blue Mason Bee getting ready to start his day. The males sleep in my Mason Bee house, in the cardboard tubes that I bought from Crown Bees, and the females don't seem to mind. I've also noticed this same behavior in the wild, with male Mason Bees sleeping in the cavities that they initially emerged from.

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Mar 30, 2020 11:11 |  #788

Photographing this mating pair of Sweat Bees was tricky cause they weren't sitting still.

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Mar 30, 2020 11:54 |  #789

Dalantech wrote in post #19036716 (external link)
Photographing this mating pair of Sweat Bees was tricky cause they weren't sitting still.

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Wonderful catch John.


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Mar 31, 2020 01:45 |  #790

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Wonderful catch John.

Got lucky cause they only couple for a few seconds. When I first saw the male I though a small crab spider had him, then got surprised when I put my eye to the view finder and realized what I was looking at.


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Mar 31, 2020 02:33 |  #791

From my original posts “The Pollinators”

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Mar 31, 2020 03:25 |  #792

I've been trying to photograph Sweat Bees as they collect pollen from Sourgrass flowers but it hasn't been windy enough, so they can tell when I grab onto the flower's stem. Here's a shot of one leaving a flower after figuring out that I'm close.

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Mar 31, 2020 05:35 |  #793

This guy was keeping an eye on me as I slowly racked the lens closer on the macro focusing rail.:-)

I manged to take 3 shots with the AF point on different parts of the wasp and manually Aligned/Blended in PS CC due to waving of Antennae and feet between frames.

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Apr 01, 2020 08:35 |  #794

Another Sweat Bee in a Sourgrass Flower that knows I'm close.

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