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    Default My girls in-flight

    I've been practicing taking "action" shots of my girls. It's pretty tough to get one completely in focus without blurred wings, but it's fun and I think even the slightly blurry ones are pretty cool!

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    Default Re: My girls in-flight

    Nice job. My daughter has been focusing on catching them in flight as well. Thanks for sharing.

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    Default Re: My girls in-flight

    Very Cool!

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    Default Re: My girls in-flight

    good pictures

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    Default Re: My girls in-flight

    nice

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    I, too, tried very hard to get a decent photo in flight. But it is very complicated. Here are m trials.











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    It is pretty cool how they throw up their arms when jumping off the entrance:





    I observed that bees try to land on bees that are covered in pollen:





    Even during flight! The pollen must be very attractive to them.


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    All fuzzy...






















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    Cleaning the tongue during flight.


    Hope you enjoy the attempts to get a decent picture despite all the blurr...

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    most excellent
    As for me, all I know is that I know nothing...
    - Socrates

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    Default Re: My girls in-flight

    Good gosh. These are incredible! Thanks for sharing!
    Try it. What could happen?

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    Default Re: My girls in-flight

    Awesome Pics!!

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    Phacelia - a blessing for the bees.

















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    The pollen tubes or strands do hinder the bees when landing. Each bee has developed a different landing technique. This one was the most common I have found.

    More less during flight the bees turn upside down on her back, reaches out with her hindlegs and...


    ...leans forward one the legs touches the flower...


    ...grabs the pollen tubes and presses them against her chest.


    Once she has a hold, she crawls upwards.


    Like a monster a bumblebee appears from behind a flower.


    Little Leonardo da Vinci..


    ...eats some pollen.




    The bees' abilities in flying always amazes me. Every time I look closer, I see something new. Stunning new.

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    so, my natural bias aside (and seriously, what beek could blame me?) hover flies are still kinda cool.
    As for me, all I know is that I know nothing...
    - Socrates

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    Awesome pics...! Thanks for sharing.

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    Default Re: My girls in-flight

    that's some great pics!
    I love my honey bees!

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    Default Re: My girls in-flight

    Got to save those for January viewing.
    4 yrs, Peak 14, back to zip, T lite; godfather to brother's 3.

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