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Bumblebee on a Coneflower

 
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DavieR



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:50 am    Post subject: Bumblebee on a Coneflower Reply with quote

I was actually looking for hoverflies on a Coneflower but this Bumblebee appeared in the viewfinder. I think its a Common Carder Bee, Bombus pascuorum.



Cropped to remove vignetting and about 1000px of the width.

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sonyalpha



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is one cracking shot ...made so because of the flower petals and excellent cropping:

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thartl



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Catch! I usually don't like OOF foreground, but man - this is great- Superwork - (Where is its other wing? I only see one.)
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DQE



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the pose and composition.

We're experiencing a flood of bumblebees right now, esp on our coneflowers. I'm inspired by your photo and hope to learn how to make better "face shots".
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is either just this bumble bee or this has to be the cleanest shot of a bumble bees "face," that I have ever seen. Good post. Very Happy
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DavieR



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all.

I love our Coneflowers - I find them photogenic.

For some very nice bee shots take a look at this guy's pictures - http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalantech/

David
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