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Old Oct 23, 2011, 11:30 AM   #1
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I didn't realize that honey bees had "hair" in their eyes!











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Old Oct 23, 2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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Well Clint, I had never noticed it either, so I looked at some of my HB shots and sure enough, there is hair!! I did a quick search on the web and it sounds like few insects, HBs being most prominent, have hair eyeballs!
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 3:09 PM   #3
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Q: Why is the eye hairy?
A: Well, those hairs help the bee to fly, they sense wind speed and direction during flight. Those hairs are called setae (see-tee) and they are all over every insect, it's like their skin, that's how they feel their environment.

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Q: Why is the eye hairy?
A: Well, those hairs help the bee to fly, they sense wind speed and direction during flight. Those hairs are called setae (see-tee) and they are all over every insect, it's like their skin, that's how they feel their environment.

http://ourbugscope.wikispaces.com/Worker+Honey+Bee
Well, I'm certainly glad we are not like that. That would be a lot more areas to have to shave every morning.
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Yes, Clint, sweet. This one's got a lot of heart - you really get close to the bee - not just physically. Looks like it's taking a pause from it's heavy work

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And I thought she just had magnificent eyelashes!
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Makes putting on eyeliner a real challenge.
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WOW and so crystal clear. I have not gotten a click off in what seems like months, can't find any bugs or wildlife anywhere.

I took off last week to see Jeckyll Island but stopped for an overnighter at Anastasia / St. Augustine and never left. Got some touristy shots but that's about it.

I want to make it clear that I'm not wishing for bugs because sometimes you get what you wish for and I don't want to wake up with a house full of bugs LOL.

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St. Augustine is a neat place to visit. The bugs are about all gone here. It got down to 38 degrees here this morning.
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good set
2 is very great shot
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