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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Enlarged photos of bee parts

    I love the pictures!

    What equipment did you guys use?

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    This is an egg in the process of 'hatching'. The shell begins to dissolve at the end attached to the bottom of the comb.
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    This was shot using a Sony NEXC3 camera with a Cannon FD mount 35mm lens that was mounted backwards. Shot on my kitchen table with me holding a flashlight to keep it lit.
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    Default Re: Enlarged photos of bee parts

    When I graft (or teach grafting), this is what I look for...the larva still has a 'threadlike quality', and isn't yet 'chubby'.
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    It's hard to find a good photo of actual grafting.
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    Default Re: Enlarged photos of bee parts

    This is a good frame to graft from. Eggs transition into very young larvae that have good pools of food (note the eggs have no food).
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    Note that she is clearly feeding on nectar, and that there is no pollen in her corbicular baskets...yet she is clearly pollinating. This is in the Greenway Park in Boston.
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    Default Re: Enlarged photos of bee parts

    Great pics Dean............thanks!
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    Default Re: Enlarged photos of bee parts

    This is a slug eating a chalkbrood mummy on the bottom board.
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    Default Re: Enlarged photos of bee parts

    Here is a close up photograph where you can see the structure of the individual pollen grains. This was taken with the NEXC3 with (if I remember correctly), a Cannon FD 35mm-105mm zoom with an FD 17mm attached backwards to the front of the zoom. This is a standard technique in macrophotography.

    This is cropped and a little bit of 'sharpening' applied (not much).

    The full frame of the shot is of one of the individual structures within the sunflower:
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    Default Re: Enlarged photos of bee parts

    Quote Originally Posted by BernhardHeuvel View Post
    (the pictures I posted were taken by myself)

    I love the ones of bees working the nectar in the cell!

    deknow
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    This book is also amazing:
    http://www.thorne.co.uk/index.php?ro...roduct_id=5412
    It seems to be out of print...if you are into this stuff, just order a copy and don't worry about the shipping.

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