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Bumbling About

By brian1208
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

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

Voters: CharlieW7, DOGSBODY, NaturesHaven and 19 more

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CharlieW7 4 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 7:20PM
That is a superb macro shot! Smile

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29 Jul 2012 7:24PM
Great title.........made me laugh out loud..........SmileSmile
29 Jul 2012 7:33PM
Cracking shot Brian.
Great macro.
Regards Derek.
michaelo Plus
10 11 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 8:16PM
cracking macro!!
Norfolkboy 10 1 4 England
29 Jul 2012 9:08PM
Super macro, Brian.
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 10:37PM
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
29 Jul 2012 10:58PM
Excellent shot Brian. Superbly detailed. Well done!

brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 10:34AM
Thanks for my UA Jane Smile
Tibetan 4 3 England
15 Aug 2012 5:57PM
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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