BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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I’m not sure if this is a bee or a bee mimic, perhaps someone might be able to confirm which it is. It was a three-fer day: summer, flowers and insects. The photo was taken hand held with my 300mm lens. I had planned on taking bird photos but I saw this opportunity and gave it a try. I usually only take one lens with me when I leave the house (I hate carrying a lot of equipment). You can get some nice close-up shots with long lenses too.

20 thoughts on “TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Definitely a bee. Perhaps a mining-bee of some kind (although I should say that I am not familiar with any American bee species!!). Nice shot.

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  2. Pretty Daisy and love that diagonal compo! 🙂

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  3. I’m with you– summer, flowers and bees make for a happy outing! Nice photo, Belinda.

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  4. Great (especially color) shot! I have a couple of different Cretaceous amber stones with the first bees embedded in them. They’ve been around for quite some time! 🙂

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  5. Really lovely intimate encounter with the bee, Belinda. The daisy is tremendously vibrant, and I love seeing the tiny hairs on the crest of the bee’s head and nape…perfect for catching pollen.

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  6. Awesome photos! I noticed last year while shooting some Joshua Tree seed pod things that the 70-300mm can get some good closeups. Seems odd because of the zoom.

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  7. Excellent! I prefer the color, also, for all the reasons Deborah stated. The composition and patterns of the flower parts combine to make a wonderful image!

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  8. I agree with Deborah. Well done!

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  9. Lovely pics 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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  10. Both images are wonderful, but I love that color one. That yellow of the flower with the bee. Perfection! The eye highlight in the bee’s eye, and pollen on its leg stand out a lot more on the color image making it my favorite of the two.
    I love the clarity, and detail of course, but those were down to your skill as a photographer…nailing this shot! BRAVO!

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