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This is a bit of an odd one, at first I thought that there was some movement, because of the shadowing that is clear on the middle bee. However after looking through the original it seems to be some kind of oof effect, possibly the mirror on the lens adapter as there was no similar ghosting on the in focus areas?!

Anyhow these are some stingless bees that build a wax funnel to keep the rain out of their nest and then have to keep the predators out and the temperature constant by fanning at the rim of the nest seen here.
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Another one in flight

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2018 at 10:58
Signs of spring in our front garden today


1: Yellow mantle



2: Collecting pollen


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Post Options Post Options   Quote eldonito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2018 at 19:56
Wonderful photos! I am no macro master, but here's a couple from a hike in the Upper Las Virgenes (near LA) last weekend:







All taken with my α77 + Cosina 100/3.5 macro (without the 1:1 adapter) and ISO 800-1600. They've all been cropped by ~50%. I haven't been out shooting for a while, so I had to re-learn some techniques. After a few frustrated attempts at AF'ing, I set the lens to MF at the nearest distance, set the camera on quick burst mode and shot away when the critters came into focus. I literally ended up discarding ~99% of the shots, but there may be a keeper or two :-) Thanks for looking!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pdeley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2018 at 20:46
Very nice sharpness and bokeh in the first shot! And I like number two for its drama - especially since the drowning bee sailor made it back onto more solid footing in nr 3

Don't forget your a77 has focus peaking, focus manually to get the peaking to highlight the eyes and you'll quickly get back to a better-than-70% keepers rate!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote eldonito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2018 at 17:59
Thank you for the comments and suggestions! And I can confirm, the bee is safe -- it climbed on a branch that was sticking out of the pond and flew away after a little while.
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Honey bee on Grevillea 'Elegance' flowers.


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Edited by jmeviking - 09 June 2018 at 20:52
Remember a good photo is only one that has been taken....frozen in time...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jens G Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2018 at 16:31
Flying paper wasp, Polistes dominula, as far as I can find out.
It has only been observed a few times before in Denmark, but not as far north as the Copenhagen area where I live.
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Sunflower and Bee



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Honey bee in a flower

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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 August 2018 at 19:58
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2018 at 10:01
    That are a lot of wasps Mike.

    I have only two

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