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  1. #1
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    Default Russian Sage

    Honeybee on my Russian Sage. It's filled with various pollinators.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Russian Sage

    Oh I LOVE it! Great photo. The bee is so cute. What are you shooting with?

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    Barry- That my favorite plant, blooms well into Sept. Got 2 plants also in my backyard, and you are right it hosts more
    than one type of pollinator.
    Tom

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    We should show that to our bees. Our Russian sage is lonely. Neither the honeybees nor the bumbles are working it. We are bewildered.

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    I find the honey bees on Russian sage only in a dearth. But the Russian sage seems to have pollinators on it for a very long period of time. Leaf cutters, sweat bees etc. are always on it.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Russian Sage

    Here are a couple more I took.

    Image 1

    Image 2
    Image 3

    Teal, I used my little compact camera. Canon Power Shot SD750

    It's tough getting a good one on the Russian Sage as the bees only spend about 2-3 seconds on the flower. A lot of blurred ones to get a sharp one.
    Last edited by Barry; 08-14-2014 at 07:19 PM.
    Regards, Barry

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    Barry, on Tuesday we attended “Beekeeping Through the Camera Lens” with Simon Croson of the Aritisan Honey Company, held at George Mason University.

    http://www.sicroson.com/Sicroson.com/Home.html

    He uses an Olympus DSLR and also a pocket compact. He has won international photo competitions. And frankly, I think you could give him a run for his money. Nice!

    Or maybe it is just the photogenic subject you chose ... I was just out back with a Nikon doing macro shots of dead drone larvae and varroa mites. Gonna be a while before I get my appetite back.

    My wife has a Canon Power Shot. I need to show her what it can do.

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    Default Re: Russian Sage

    Mexican Sage is a good plant here in Alabama. It blooms late August until frost usually. Russian sage wouldn't grow for me for some reason. Great pictures Barry!

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    Those are good pictures. I can't take a good one to save my life.

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    beautiful resolution and bravo!

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