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Undocking

By brian1208
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.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: PatriciaWilson, sze4j, pj.morley and 21 more


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Comments


brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2004 8:55AM
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 12 56 Singapore
25 Apr 2004 8:57AM
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! =)
davidbailie 13 457 7 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2004 9:18AM
One loaded bee! - great detail for the speed!

Click

Dave
25 Apr 2004 9:22AM
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
naturenut 13 1.8k England
25 Apr 2004 9:25AM
That is one busy bee, great description and detail Brian, well done.
Margaret.
naturenut 13 1.8k England
25 Apr 2004 9:26AM
ericfaragh 12 132 3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2004 9:40AM
Well captured and detailed macro Brian. Good work.
pj.morley 13 947
25 Apr 2004 9:55AM
Nicely caught Brian. Good timing..
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2004 10:06AM
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
stevie 12 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2004 10:11AM
Excellent detail, very good macro work.
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2004 10:27AM
Thanks Stevie

Brian
PatriciaWilson 12 615 56 Greece
25 Apr 2004 11:22AM
Excellent work... a steady camera and a good eye for detail. Well shot and interesting information, click.
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2004 11:50AM
Thanks for visiting Patricia, I left a comment on your black bee

Brian
billma 12 119 United States
25 Apr 2004 12:38PM
I really like the narrative with these. Good photography and a bit of education to boot.

Bill
ajv 12 Portugal
25 Apr 2004 3:18PM
WOW...
Marvellous and magnificently. Well done!

PS: This photo is honourable to the National Geography
lovelylindax 12 16
25 Apr 2004 4:39PM
Amazing shot again Brian. I would love to watch you in action with these
Linda x
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2004 5:05PM
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
davefolky 13 5 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2004 5:45PM
Great macro action shot, well captured.

Dave
25 Apr 2004 7:00PM
A bit more constrast....but a very nice photo. It is a *click* picture for me.

Carsten
andytvcams 14 10.4k United Kingdom
25 Apr 2004 7:49PM
You are becoming the master of macro,again wonderful work.

Andy..
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2004 7:54PM
Thanks Andy - still a long way to go before mastery, but may be improving Smile

Brian
25 Apr 2004 10:30PM
Always interesting Brian, never boring. Amazing series of finely detailed shots.
Great work Brian, well done.

Mary
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2004 7:09AM
Mary, thanks for the reassurance and positive comments, I'm glad you found them interesting,

Brian
seven21 12 196
26 Apr 2004 6:47PM
Brilliant capture Brian - steve
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2004 7:24PM
Thank you Steve,

Brian
wolfy 12 36 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2004 7:56PM
Very nice macro work, love the colours & details u captured, well done indeed!
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2004 8:27PM
Thanks wolfy Smile

Brian
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
27 Apr 2004 9:06AM
Not only honing your photographic skills but enjoying the nature & learning too....an unbeatable combination Brian, long may it last.
Excellent work, CLICK!

Mike
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2004 9:18AM
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
muzzeyman 12 293 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2004 11:46PM
Absolutley suberb stuff Brian, the detail and your narration are just fantastic. Nice one.
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
1 May 2004 7:51AM
Thanks again Phil

Brian
IanA 12 3.0k 12 England
13 Nov 2004 12:38AM
Missed this!!

Ian (clicked) Wink)
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2004 1:08AM
Thanks Ian

Brian

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