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Another new bee to my garden today, the Teddy Bear Bee !! Another Aussie native Bee.
The teddy bear bee is stingless.
V2 is just your garden variety bee.

Big, super cute, well-rounded and fluffy, they’re often mistaken for a Bumble Bee (but there are no Bumble Bees on mainland Australia). A solitary bee, 7-15mm long, the females lay their eggs in several cells at the end of a 10cm long burrow dug into soil, earth and creek banks. The males can often be found hanging out on plant stalks overnight. These bees are also buzz pollinators , like yesterday's blue banded bee, and make a distinctive hum as they fly about.

Thank you for all clicks and comments on my Blue Banded Bee.. she was back today, so hopefully I will be able to get a good image to put on here.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:70.0 - 300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 110.1 - 471.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Mar 2014 - 10:29 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Teddy Bear's Picnic
Username:Lynniesefforts Lynniesefforts
Uploaded:6 Mar 2014 - 10:47 AM
Tags:Australia, Teddy Bear bee, Wildlife / nature
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 10:50 AM

Great images Lynette, what an amazing bee, love his name....well captured...

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nonur
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6 Mar 2014 - 11:00 AM

V1 is my favourite, Lynette. Both are super images and they are impressive.

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DavesPics
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6 Mar 2014 - 11:05 AM

Wow Love the teddy bee great capture

Dave

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salfordcityred
6 Mar 2014 - 11:40 AM

Beautiful capture, great detail.

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PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 496 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 12:23 PM

Good crisp shots. V1 is my favourite

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Caziwinkles
6 Mar 2014 - 1:17 PM

Super cute name for a bee - lovely clear images too. Smile

Carol

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 1:28 PM

All bees like honey, so why not a Teddy Bear one. Two lovely pictures Lynette.
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 1:35 PM

V1 is such a cutie,,,
looks like he is dancing to the flowers

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33098 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 1:51 PM

Two stunning images Lynnette, the colour of which is absolutely beautiful especially in image number one.

Tegards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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cheesey
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6 Mar 2014 - 2:33 PM

Wonderful light and detail. Great shots.
Cheesey.

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franken
franken e2 Member 113103 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 3:07 PM

Version 1 for me - excellent.

Ken

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 3:26 PM

V1 is funny, slightly ungainly. Undercarriage down...
Moira

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 3:57 PM

Two superb images, especially V.1. Carol

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4559 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 4:53 PM

Great shot !!......lovely looking bee....especially as he doesn't sting !!Smile

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 5:39 PM

Two excellent images Lynette.. V1 shines for me!!

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mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 8:32 PM

Two fine bee images Lynnie.
Good shots.
Mick.

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6 Mar 2014 - 9:03 PM

V1 gets my vote and award - lovely work. Grin John

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Holmewood
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6 Mar 2014 - 9:05 PM

V1 is Amazing Lynnie. Like V2 as well but V1 is special. Cathy

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7 Mar 2014 - 12:55 AM

Love the title. Difficult image, but have done with great aplomb.

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
7 Mar 2014 - 6:45 AM

Very beautiful captures! - V1 for me too.It is excellent.- Very well done , Lynette! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 7:17 AM

Love your teddy bear bee Lynette 2 great imagesSmile

Cliff

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AlexAppleby
7 Mar 2014 - 9:16 AM

Excellent shot - very well taken - it's so hard to get them in flight. Well done!

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 10:30 AM

2 Great detailed captures

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2014 - 5:34 PM

V1 is superb. Great timing and focused really well. In flight shots are very difficult but you have nailed this one. Can I suggest to improve the comp you could try and crop some of the RHS and a little off the top so the bee sits in a third of the imageWinkGrin
Ryan

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