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Carpenter Bee.

By johnke
The Carpenter bee.

There are 36 species of this Bee but this is the only time I have seen one like this. This Bee drills hole in tree's to make a Hive. I spotted two of them in some kind of mating ritual. They are very fast moving and the movement's reminded me of the Hawk moth. I could not get AF to work fast enough so this was MF. It was almost like these two bee's dived bombed each other. I didn't have my camera with me and ran to get it and has luck would have it they were still where I left them, moving in circles around one another. . They were around 30cm above the ground moving and doing circles around each other. About the size of a Bumble Bee, but we don't have Bumble Bee's in South Africa. They stayed for 5mins then just split up and left. I have uploaded this Bee previously but cant resist showing the magnificence of this beautiful Bee especially in flight. I have never seen this Bee species again.

Good Morning everyone... Well Wi Fi still not working at home, so breakfast and someone elses Wi Fi again, Thank you for all the wonderful support and I hope you enjoy my Image.

A very special thank you to Bob, Isabel, Carol, Adrian, Darryl & Carole.......

Kind Regards....John

Tags: Photo journalism General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Sports and action

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4 Jul 2015 8:49AM
Excellent capture John, great timing,

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
4 Jul 2015 9:08AM
Superb photography, John.
fotobee Plus
6 4 3 South Africa
4 Jul 2015 9:09AM
A truly magnificent shot, John!! Regards Martin
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2015 9:27AM
funny little critteryou have caught so well
KevinMW 14 14 Wales
4 Jul 2015 9:32AM
Great Capture
sawsengee Plus
13 6 33 Malaysia
4 Jul 2015 9:34AM
excellent capture of the bee in sharp in focus with wonderful bokeh background Smile
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
4 Jul 2015 9:37AM
Superbly taken, John. Amazing!
4 Jul 2015 9:56AM
Well captured.
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2015 10:04AM
You were quick off the mark, well captured.Smile
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
4 Jul 2015 10:20AM
This is Excellent John Smile
Mike_Young Plus
13 24 11 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2015 11:13AM
Cracking capture John
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2015 11:17AM
Magnificent shot... And she's got green eyes! Grin
4 Jul 2015 11:18AM
Terrific action capture John.
Wonderful action shot John.
jocas 5 6 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2015 12:38PM
Amazing capture
4 Jul 2015 2:54PM
yes I remember this one just as good 2nd time round

LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2015 6:33PM
capto Plus
8 6.3k 20 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2015 7:33PM
Very well done in getting the shot.Smile

Maiwand 13 3 73 England
4 Jul 2015 7:55PM
Cracking good action image John.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
4 Jul 2015 9:28PM
Excellent John. Cathy
ali63 8 790 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2015 4:45PM
Wonderful capture John,

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