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
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
Tags: Close-up and macro
Wildlife and nature
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