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Can I join you for lunch?

By retec  
My second attempt at this shot, I sprayed leaves with a sugar and water solution, then sat back with a brew until the bees arrived in their droves. Nikon 18-55 DX lens, set to manual focus at about 6Ē max zoom, and on camera flash, f 5.6 at 250th. Raw setting. Took 143 shots to get this, good job itís digital and not film. Canít be scared of bees, even had one attacking my flash at one point.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Arcticfox, LGPhotographix, phillj and 12 more

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Arcticfox 15 22 Scotland
28 Jun 2006 7:20AM
Well capured, I tried for ages on Monday to get one of these, so frantic, see, focus, gone.......!!! Did get 3, but not as good as this.

phillj 14 2 England
28 Jun 2006 7:31AM
Wow, cracking catch.

Malc_V 14 England
28 Jun 2006 7:51AM
Very nice capture ......great shot.
Gecko 14 25 Australia
28 Jun 2006 8:08AM
Great capture, and both in focus, well done! Pam
Bridie 14 6
28 Jun 2006 8:42AM
So well captured
wbk666 15 61
28 Jun 2006 9:54AM
this is fantastic Peter. i'd never have thought of the sugar solution but i suppose its just the same as putting out food for birds.
I'm not comfortable around bees at all so i dont think i'll be having a go myself LoL.
well done.

Rodmac 14 17 Scotland
28 Jun 2006 12:22PM
Stunning macro, your patience has been well rewarded - nice one.
Ajack 14
28 Jun 2006 1:35PM
Well caught in the end.was worth waiting for,
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
28 Jun 2006 1:48PM
I was going to say you were very lucky to get two bees both in focus at 5.6, but given the amount of shots you took and of course the fact that you had to have a beer while waiting, then congrats, great shot. Paul
pcjackso Junior Member 15 7
28 Jun 2006 3:13PM
Nice shot,like it
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2157 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 3:16PM
Amazing shot, one to be proud of.
I love your methodology.
Sounds like the number of shots I, too, take to get just that ONE!

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