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I've got myself a flash bracket + small ball-head to set my FL 36 to the side of the EM-5 in an attempt to reduce the effect of direct flash on the fur of Bees etc.

This large Buff-tail Bumble arrived just in time for me to have a quick play and even better it lost its footing (drunk on nectar?) and I got this shot as it was desperately hanging on to the leaf of a Crocosmia.

It shows the detail of the hooked feet and leg rakes that it uses to comb nectar out of its fur. The mandibles alonside the mouth-parts are nicely shown too, as its littlle fluffy bum on the other side of the leaf.

I like the way her antenna are all ****-eyed as well, she definitely looks like she has had a sip to many of natures brew Grin

edit:
Looking at this image again it looks as if she has lost her back foot, maybe I was too quick to think her drunk, it looks like she may have survived an attack by something or other

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens:Olympus 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 ZUIKO Digital ED Black Micro Four Thirds Lens
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Jul 2012 - 11:41 AM
Focal Length:43mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Bumbling About
Username:brian1208 brian1208
Uploaded:29 Jul 2012 - 7:16 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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CharlieW7
CharlieW7  2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 - 7:20 PM

That is a superb macro shot! Smile

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NaturesHaven
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29 Jul 2012 - 7:24 PM

Great title.........made me laugh out loud..........SmileSmile

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Derek_Fearn
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29 Jul 2012 - 7:33 PM

Cracking shot Brian.
Great macro.
Regards Derek.

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michaelo
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29 Jul 2012 - 8:16 PM

cracking macro!!

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Norfolkboy
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29 Jul 2012 - 9:08 PM

Super macro, Brian.
Colin

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29 Jul 2012 - 10:37 PM

Thanks for commenting and leaving your votes. I can't wait to get the new Olympus 60mmm macro and really give this system a work-out

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Snapitt
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29 Jul 2012 - 10:58 PM

Excellent shot Brian. Superbly detailed. Well done!

Jane

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1 Aug 2012 - 10:34 AM

Thanks for my UA Jane Smile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
15 Aug 2012 - 5:57 PM

Very nice detail these are not easy to get the detail being so dark, forced flash can be a help at times not always, nice one regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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