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The last of my Black Bee series. I was fascinated watching these bees to discover the difference between the way they approach and leave a flower. Approaching the tongue is out straight, like a jet refuelling probe. Leaving, the tongue is down, as in this shot, and they use a front leg with comb like hairs to remove the pollen to the sack on their legs. I got a shot of that but it is not sharp enough to load. I was pleased with the detail in this one though.

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Sigma 70 - 300 APO mk 2 @ 300mm
Recording media:ISO 200, f11 for 1/200 sec
Title:Undocking
Username:brian1208 brian1208
Uploaded:25 Apr 2004 - 8:53 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110590 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2004 - 8:55 AM

I've just noticed that you can see a little pollen left on the front leg in this shot. Its the yellow band about 1/3rd of the way up from the bottom.

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sze4j
sze4j  1056 forum posts Singapore
25 Apr 2004 - 8:57 AM

Wow! Fine details indeed....And thanks for that well-written description. Certainly makes me enjoy this photo even more, as I go 'yes' at every juncture when I spot those details in the photo, my eyes busy going to and fro your description and photo. =)

And you got those wings flapping mid-air!! congrats! =)

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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2004 - 9:18 AM

One loaded bee! - great detail for the speed!

Click

Dave

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starskie_uk
25 Apr 2004 - 9:22 AM

Fantastic detail Brian. Don't think I have ever seen a Black Bee before.Again a great description that makes this more enjoyable for the viewer.He must be reaching his limit on the amount of pollen he can carry?
Mark

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naturenut
naturenut  111801 forum posts England
25 Apr 2004 - 9:25 AM

That is one busy bee, great description and detail Brian, well done.
Margaret.

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naturenut
naturenut  111801 forum posts England
25 Apr 2004 - 9:26 AM

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2004 - 9:40 AM

Well captured and detailed macro Brian. Good work.

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pj.morley
pj.morley  11947 forum posts
25 Apr 2004 - 9:55 AM

Nicely caught Brian. Good timing..

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110590 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2004 - 10:06 AM

Wow, lots of early response - thanks for the comments everyone. I'm glad the explanation helped, I'm never sure if my "interesting" is another's "boring", Brian

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stevie
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25 Apr 2004 - 10:11 AM

Excellent detail, very good macro work.

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brian1208
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25 Apr 2004 - 10:27 AM

Thanks Stevie

Brian

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Patricia Fenn
25 Apr 2004 - 11:22 AM

Excellent work... a steady camera and a good eye for detail. Well shot and interesting information, click.

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110590 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2004 - 11:50 AM

Thanks for visiting Patricia, I left a comment on your black bee

Brian

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billma
billma  11119 forum posts United States
25 Apr 2004 - 12:38 PM

I really like the narrative with these. Good photography and a bit of education to boot.

Bill

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ajv
ajv  10 Portugal
25 Apr 2004 - 3:18 PM

WOW...
Marvellous and magnificently. Well done!

PS: This photo is honourable to the National Geography

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lovelylindax
25 Apr 2004 - 4:39 PM

Amazing shot again Brian. I would love to watch you in action with these
Linda x

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110590 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2004 - 5:05 PM

Alvaro, thanks for the kind comment, I have to improve a lot before I reach the NG standard Smile

Linda, thanks - imagine the Tasmanian Devil with a camera and you get the rough idea- LOL

Brian

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davefolky
davefolky  11 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2004 - 5:45 PM

Great macro action shot, well captured.

Dave

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focused-photography

A bit more constrast....but a very nice photo. It is a *click* picture for me.

Carsten

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andytvcams
andytvcams  1210396 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Apr 2004 - 7:49 PM

You are becoming the master of macro,again wonderful work.

Andy..

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110590 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2004 - 7:54 PM

Thanks Andy - still a long way to go before mastery, but may be improving Smile

Brian

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speeedyblue2
25 Apr 2004 - 10:30 PM

Always interesting Brian, never boring. Amazing series of finely detailed shots.
Great work Brian, well done.

Mary

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brian1208
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26 Apr 2004 - 7:09 AM

Mary, thanks for the reassurance and positive comments, I'm glad you found them interesting,

Brian

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seven21
seven21  11196 forum posts
26 Apr 2004 - 6:47 PM

Brilliant capture Brian - steve

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brian1208
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26 Apr 2004 - 7:24 PM

Thank you Steve,

Brian

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wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Apr 2004 - 7:56 PM

Very nice macro work, love the colours & details u captured, well done indeed!

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brian1208
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26 Apr 2004 - 8:27 PM

Thanks wolfy Smile

Brian

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2004 - 9:06 AM

Not only honing your photographic skills but enjoying the nature & learning too....an unbeatable combination Brian, long may it last.
Excellent work, CLICK!

Mike

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brian1208
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27 Apr 2004 - 9:18 AM

Thanks Mike, Pam was saying yesterday that both of us seem to be much more observant now I've picked up the camera more seriously.

Brian

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muzzeyman
muzzeyman  10293 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Apr 2004 - 11:46 PM

Absolutley suberb stuff Brian, the detail and your narration are just fantastic. Nice one.

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brian1208
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1 May 2004 - 7:51 AM

Thanks again Phil

Brian

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IanA
IanA  113048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2004 - 12:38 AM

Missed this!!

Ian (clicked) Wink)

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brian1208
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13 Nov 2004 - 1:08 AM

Thanks Ian

Brian

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