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Blue banded bee and redback spider

 
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Apr 14, 2008 19:21 |  #1

Been missing in action for a while in here so I thought I would post some macros I took a few weeks ago (haven't been out chasing bugs much since :( )

This is a very docile blue banded bee taken late at night...

IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2414/2394914339_392c3a2e59_o.jpg


... and this a redback spider found while cleaning some kids play equipment. I like the mix of primary colours in this one and the texture of the web and debris.

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3014/2394913955_b5004f0017_o.jpg

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Apr 14, 2008 19:56 |  #2

Both beautiful bugs and shots. Thanks for sharing.




  
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Apr 15, 2008 00:24 |  #3

Both lovely shots but the bee takes the biscuit (or is it the stem? )
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Apr 15, 2008 02:29 as a reply to  @ LordV's post |  #4

1st shot is great.


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Apr 15, 2008 04:39 |  #5

These're great pics! very nice


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Apr 15, 2008 06:17 |  #6

that bee is very good. i like the eyes. the lighting works well also.


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Apr 15, 2008 06:29 as a reply to  @ johnkermit1's post |  #7

Thanks for the comments all. I don't know how many hours I watched the numerous blue banded bees fly around and land just out of reach for a fleeting second and then of again in my backyard. I was putting the bins out late at night when I noticed this guy out the front so I quickly grabbed my camera and snapped away :)


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Apr 15, 2008 10:25 |  #8

I've never seen a bee like that before. It's quite beautiful.


  
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Apr 15, 2008 16:00 |  #9

those Redbacks are meant to pack a nasty bite, the female can prove fatal to humans. Nice close up of the pretty bee.


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Apr 15, 2008 19:18 |  #10

Great bee shot.


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Apr 15, 2008 23:51 |  #11

Whow! that bee is stellar!




  
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Apr 16, 2008 00:44 |  #12

Lovley bee shot :-)


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