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Old Jul 18, 2011, 9:35 AM   #1
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Default Emerald with wings (Agapostemon Sericeus Bee)

I understand that these are fairly common in the southeastern parts of US, but I had never seen one until this weekend here in So Calif. I think they are commonly called "sweat bee", a bit smaller than a honeybee, fabulously iridescent green body, and an amazing amount of pollen on its legs! (GF1 + 45-200mm + LC55)


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Old Jul 18, 2011, 11:20 AM   #2
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Outstanding shots Saly!!

You are right - we have quite a few around here. They are beautiful insects, they gleam in the sunlight.
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Old Jul 18, 2011, 11:34 AM   #3
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Beautiful shots Saly. Great job with the GF1 setup.

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Fav #1 that is some awesome sparkly green, now I need to go find one.
Thanks for the post.
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Old Jul 18, 2011, 2:23 PM   #5
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Wonderful shots of the green bee, never seen one till now
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Old Jul 18, 2011, 2:47 PM   #6
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Thanks all - not very common around here at all. I saw it for the first time on Saturday in my backyard and I was dazzled. I stood out there all day Sunday waiting but never came back
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Fantastic series saly. The bee is stunning and such a hard worker with all that pollen. The white daisy is one of my favourites to snap - the purple and orange in the centre of the flower photographs very well if you can manage to avoid the white blowouts.
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Thanks banksy - I have a small bed of these flowers in my backyard and they make excellent prop to photograph bugs on. Really great for butterfly shots The best part is, they seem to produce flowers all year around.
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Fantastic shots Saly.

I had never seen such a bee before.

Thanks a lot for sharing.

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Great shot, Saly. I had never seen green bee like this before. Thanks for sharing....Jeff
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