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So... tired... (Bombus lapidarius)
30-APR-2006

So... tired... (Bombus lapidarius)

A very tired bumblebee queen. It was cold that morning, but she was sitting conveniently inside a huge blooming shrub. After half an hour, she started to crawl around and fed off the blossoms, and then she took wing again. She (or someone very similar) returned to that shrub a couple of times that day.

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon MP-E65mm f/2.8 1-5X Macro
1/100s f/11.0 at 65.0mm iso400 with Flash full exif

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akleja03-May-2006 15:07
So close! Perfect macro! Vote!
Isabel Cutler02-May-2006 22:17
First time I've seen a bee with a defeated look! Amazing quality!
Isabel