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Oct 11, 2015 07:46 |  #1

I've been trying, unsuccessfully, for a few weeks to get this shot. Every time I tried the bumblebee would just fly off. But today was the first break in the weather in almost two days, and the critters were more hungry than afraid. I was baiting them on a flower and after getting them acclimated to me I held my finger close to a bumblebee and it took the bait. Probably one of the best proboscis photos that I've taken.

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Oct 11, 2015 07:54 |  #2

This is really a great shot from it's uniqueness. You have tremendous patience - thanks for sharing.


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Oct 11, 2015 08:39 |  #3

Awesome capture John! Well done :)


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Oct 11, 2015 09:24 |  #4

Excellent details,John!


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Oct 11, 2015 10:41 |  #5

Thanks saperal, Travis, Denis, and thanks for adding the shot to the best of gallery!


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Oct 11, 2015 12:25 as a reply to  @ Dalantech's post |  #6

I think what really gets me is the way the "tongue" is coming out of the proboscis(?) lapping up the nutrient.


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Oct 11, 2015 13:04 |  #7

sapearl wrote in post #17741292 (external link)
I think what really gets me is the way the "tongue" is coming out of the proboscis(?) lapping up the nutrient.

More and more I'm looking for those unusual scenes -pretty much got bored last year with taking basically the same image all the time. Gotta do something unique in order to stand out when shooting a common subject.


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Oct 11, 2015 18:15 |  #8

Really neat. I've been thinking of doing this for a while too, but haven't gotten around to it. May not this year if the weather stays cool.


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Oct 11, 2015 18:50 |  #9

Dalantech wrote in post #17741338 (external link)
More and more I'm looking for those unusual scenes -pretty much got bored last year with taking basically the same image all the time. Gotta do something unique in order to stand out when shooting a common subject.

Absolutely, totally agree with you. That's what I tell the people when I lecture: 1. Find really different & unique subject situations, 2. Employ great timing, and use 3. Really terrific lighting. You have all the ingredients ;-)a


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Oct 12, 2015 00:58 |  #10

Lovely capture John
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Oct 12, 2015 15:14 |  #11

sapearl wrote in post #17741696 (external link)
Absolutely, totally agree with you. That's what I tell the people when I lecture: 1. Find really different & unique subject situations, 2. Employ great timing, and use 3. Really terrific lighting. You have all the ingredients ;-)a

Thanks! Still working on all three of those though ;)

Thanks Brian!


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