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Old Mar 20, 2008, 5:48 PM   #1
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Bees love the Spanish Lavenders, swarming over them. The individual florets are small -the size ofthe bee's head, but there are a lot of them. They do not sit long because of the small amount of nectar in each one. You have to shoot quickly with a close focusing telephoto so as not to disturb them.

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Those are really well done. I like #2 the best, because it has a nice background and the bee is easy to see. Glad you are using the long lens so as not to, as Winnie the Pooh would say, make the bees suspicious!

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Lyrics51 wrote:
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Those are really well done. I like #2 the best, because it has a nice background and the bee is easy to see. Glad you are usingthe long lens so as not to, as Winnie the Pooh would say, make the bees suspicious!

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Thanks Glenn. These were taken at the safe distance of about four feet. Cropped and reduced if necessary, but not enlarged - you can tellfrom the size of the bees that the flowers are not large. Their intentionobviously wasintenslyfocused onthe flowers and oblivious to me as I sat quietly on the ground, butif these were Africanized bees, even that distance might not have been safe enough (even Pooh's friend Roo couldn't have escaped if that were the case)!
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What a lovely story of busy bees! Thanks for sharing!
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Thank you, Irena, for looking and commenting.
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