Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Close-ups

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 27, 2011, 1:13 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Clint501's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Suwanee, Ga
Posts: 2,511
Default Flying Metal

I was able to capture a metallic sweat bee in flight over the bee balm.










Need to fuel up!!

__________________





Have Fun - Be Nice - Don't Break Anything
Clint501 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 27, 2011, 1:18 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: UNITED STATES
Posts: 1,004
Default

Clint, great detail and color on the bee are amazing. Great job.

Jeff
__________________
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ujefrocnrol/

FZ40 & FinePix J27,28,29
UJEFROCNROL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2011, 1:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
JeannieBug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 650
Default

Wow! Great shots!

I've never heard of a "metallic sweat bee", but it looks very neat. Is it a native bee?
JeannieBug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2011, 1:27 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
lorenww's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: St. Pete Fl.
Posts: 751
Default

The only word that comes to mind is WOW.
__________________
Nikon D5000 with Kit lenses, 18-55 55-200
lorenww is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2011, 1:30 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Clint501's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Suwanee, Ga
Posts: 2,511
Default

They are pretty common in the south.
__________________





Have Fun - Be Nice - Don't Break Anything
Clint501 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2011, 2:44 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy
Posts: 570
Default

Clint,

very good shots.

It is hard for me to decide, which is my favorite, #1 or #3.

Cheers,

Stefan
__________________
Protect the beauty and diversity of nature

StefanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2011, 2:59 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
jjdog2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southeastern Ohio
Posts: 6,371
Default

Clint, nice! Bee on a bee balm plant, that's cool. Last is my favorite, love the composition.

jj
jjdog2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2011, 5:42 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
DyaneG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: La Manche Normandy
Posts: 1,618
Default

Amazing, that is one cool series.
__________________
Keep Snapping I my FZ45 & my Canon 600D
DyaneG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 28, 2011, 6:51 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Clint501's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Suwanee, Ga
Posts: 2,511
Default

Bee Balm is a good name for the plant because it certainly attracts lots of bees.
__________________





Have Fun - Be Nice - Don't Break Anything
Clint501 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 28, 2011, 9:59 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
saly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: near Los Angeles, CA USA
Posts: 4,764
Default

Ah yes, now I see the southern counterpart to my western "emerald" bees! Excellent in-flight shots!
__________________



Panasonic FZ150, FZ35 and GF1; Nikonos V when underwater

~~Art is in the eye of the camera holder~~
saly is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:08 PM.