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My daughter spotted this scary looking critter on a walk at Old Moor RSPB this afternoon.
It was in small screw hole in the plastic fence rail. Not sure of the species (wasp or bee) but it was tiny. I thought it worth a shot as I was trying out my new macro lens, have a good weekendWink

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jun 2014 - 1:09 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return detected
White Balance:Auto
Title:Alien
Username:Franko59 Franko59
Uploaded:20 Jun 2014 - 6:52 PM
Tags:Bee, Close-up / macro, General, Humour / fun, Old Moor RSPB, Wasp, Wildlife / nature
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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 10442 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2014 - 7:49 PM

Yes done well as they say Smile

db

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hobbo
hobbo e2 Member 3774 forum postshobbo vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2014 - 8:53 PM

It is almost certainly a Nomad Bee,they make a nest for around three eggs, after they are laud, they fill it with pollen, then seal the entrance, with mud and saliva that sets hard, the youngsters emerge some weeks later.

How do I know this?

I have a couple of half logs specially drilled to encourage them, Bees of all kinds need our help currently, they are the main pollinators.

Look up.....Nomad Bees..

I might have a shot of mine in my portfolio?

Hobbo

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hobbo
hobbo e2 Member 3774 forum postshobbo vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2014 - 9:10 PM

WHOPS!

Wrong species.....I meant.....Miner or Masonry Bee.......see here



http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mason_bee

Hobbo

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Franko59
Franko59 e2 Member 3Franko59 vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2014 - 9:27 PM

Many thanks for that Hobbo!

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Teaka53
20 Jun 2014 - 9:49 PM

Striking macro

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2014 - 11:58 PM

Great spot and captureSmile

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2014 - 7:53 PM

Spot on focussing.

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