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Old Apr 20, 2008, 3:38 PM   #1
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Hello,
so these were the bees I was after today - I choosed some of the many pics I got for you to enjoy... have fun!

#1 - looking fluffy from behind



#2 - look at those colors!



#3 - nice pincers, eh?



#4 - heavy load



#5 - anyone knows what these 3 bumbs on the forhead are for?



#6 - Foraging



Ok - that's it for the bees... how do you like them?

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Old Apr 20, 2008, 4:49 PM   #2
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#5 - anyone knows what these 3 bumbs on the forhead are for?
Those "bumps" are ocelli - an ocellus is a simple eye (those are in addition to the two large compound eyes).

These are good closeups - the combination seems to work for you.


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Old Apr 20, 2008, 5:04 PM   #3
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@Penolta

Ah, thanks! My biology lessons were too long ago - but I better ask / search for those details because I have a curious daughter

As for the lense & TC combo - yes, the images came out quite nicely, I got more keepers than expected. Still I am way too slow when insects move or fly, make lot's of mistakes in terms of operating my (fully manual) equipment and stuff - but that will get better only by practising these skills.

There is a certain fuzziness in the images with that lens & TC combo (and that specific ISO?) - I'll have to check if this is a technical issue or if I made mistakes in some way.

Anyway - I like how you can see things in those photographs you wouldn't see just with your eyes and that keeps me doing it.

Happy snapping,
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