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

 
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Aug 19, 2019 14:14 |  #631


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Aug 19, 2019 17:24 |  #632

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Aug 20, 2019 01:54 |  #633

Technique: I injected artificial nectar into a Lavender flower and when the honeybee started feeding on it I grabbed onto the stem of the lavender flower with my left hand, and then rested the lens on that same hand to help keep the scene steady. Then we played a game where I'd frame and compose the scene only for her to move at the last second ;)

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Aug 20, 2019 03:58 as a reply to  @ Dalantech's post |  #634

Lovely shot - are you using agave for the feed?




  
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Aug 20, 2019 11:47 |  #635


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Aug 21, 2019 02:12 |  #636

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Lovely shot - are you using agave for the feed?

I think at that time I was using butterfly nectar and white sugar to make a syrup. These days I just use Agave nectar. I like the look on the pharmacist's face when I ask her for a .8 to 1mm needle :)


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Aug 21, 2019 02:27 |  #637

This male Leaf Cutter Bee (Megachile sp) was only in my Lavender for a few days, so I tried to get a lot of different compositions.

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Aug 21, 2019 14:34 |  #638

Cool weather and partly cloudy skies create a stop and go environment for most solitary bees. This European Wool Carder Bee was semi-active so I was able to get a shot without its mandibles clamped onto a plant stem. Notice the red "thread". This species builds its nests out of plant fibers, so odds are this is a female.

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Aug 23, 2019 02:22 |  #642

Pretty much perfect conditions to find a lethargic solitary bee. It was sunny in the early afternoon, but the temperature dropped and it rained. So this male Red Mason Bee's metabolism tanked and I was able to get some photos.

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Aug 23, 2019 06:05 |  #643

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Aug 23, 2019 13:26 |  #644

This Sweat Bee (L. leucozonium) was camping in my Lavender for a few days.

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Aug 23, 2019 22:49 |  #645

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