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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Busy Bee

Bee gathering pollen from a cacti flower


Bee gathering pollen from a cacti flower

Bee gathering pollen from a cacti flower

Bee gathering pollen from a cacti flower

Bee gathering pollen from a cacti flower

Bee gathering pollen from a cacti flower

Bee gathering pollen from a cacti flower

43 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos Stella. I do love bees. Hope you had a great Christmas

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    1. I've been trying to get a good bee shot for ages. This bee was so pleased with his haul he didn't mind me taking photos at all.

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  2. SOme great macrophotography there. Makes me want to go and buy some more lenses! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I think I'll be 'borrowing' this lens from my hubby a whole lot more now. Lens is a Sigma 150mm macro.

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  3. Hi Stella, what lovely pictures. The detail is amazing. Love the shot of the bee covered in pollen, it's reminds me of my daughter when she's been baking!

    xx

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    1. What a beautiful image you've painted me for of your daughter :o)

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  4. Simply stunning photos, bees are incredibly beautiful close up x

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    1. They are rather striking. They used to be a popular embroidery subject.

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  5. Gorgeous shots of such a valuable creature. We had a honey bee in the house on Christmas Day as it was so mild! And we are in France!

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    1. I wonder where the bees go in the cold of winter?

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    2. Some hibernate and some die. Popping back from #AnimalTales :)

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  6. Amazing detail in the photos, beautiful close ups

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. It was fun to play some more with that macro lens.

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  7. What amazing macro shots of a busy busy bee there, It's amazing to see the pollen build up on it's legs.

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    1. I think bees have little pockets in their legs that they stuff the pollen into for carrying it back to the hive.

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  8. Oh wow. Amazing shots! The detail in the photo is fantastic

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  9. Fantastic photos. Great there are still bees for us to take photos of. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. We provide the local bees as many flowers as possible in our garden but I've never seen one so enamoured with a flower before. It must be a new flavour for it.

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  10. Did you have to completely hold your breath to get these awesome shots? They are amazing!

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    1. Just a little, and then I remembered that doesn't work so well - breath out - click while breathing out.

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  11. Love these photos, bees fascinate me and I'm always over the moon if I actually capture them at work, just lovely #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I could just watch for hours, they have an almost hypnotic way of moving.

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  12. Amazing photos. You must have been so pleased with them. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I've left Millie speechless. Now that is a feat!

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  14. That's a fantastic shot! Really makes me want a macro lens now :) #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Macro lenses really are a lot of fun and worth saving up for.

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  15. Marvelous photos - these are excellent macros.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/01/shells-on-shells.html

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    1. Thanks Sue and thanks for hosting every week!

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  16. Wonderful shots! So cute with the pollen all over its face :)

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  17. Up close, the bee is even pretty! that pollen on its face shot is comical!
    Melinda

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    1. He was just gorging himself on this rare flower that is only open for a day once a year.

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  18. How beautiful! I love those shots - you've done a great job with them. Thanks for sharing with us at Photo Friday!

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    1. I'm quite pleased to have kicked off the photography year with some bee shots. I've been trying for bees for ages.

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  19. Fabulous macros, they are such industrious creatures

    mollyxxx

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  20. what gorgeous photo's the flower looks stunning with the bee

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    1. The flowers are only open overnight once a year, such a pity because they are just gorgeous.

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  21. This is real amazing! I tried taking photos of bees yesterday and I end up with a lot of empty photos as they move fast!

    Love the little details! Their texture and the pollen on their legs!

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    1. You should see the other 50 or so shots from this shoot, and I must've tried a dozen photo shoots before to get a bee shot. They are a real challenge.

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