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A Taste of Honey, Honey bee (<em>Apis mellifera</em>)
23-JUL-2010 Christine Hanrahan

"A Taste of Honey", Honey bee (Apis mellifera)

From the 1963 album "Please, Please Me". The song was not written by any of the Beatles.

This honey bee has a heavy load of pollen on each leg! It was very busy on this Queen Anne's Lace flower and ignored me as I took some photos. It was just starting to rain hence the droplets on the wings and elsewhere.

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Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
1/125s f/3.5 at 5.0mm iso100 full exif

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Tom LeRoy05-Dec-2011 19:25
Excellent macro, great comment on the Beatles too. V
Jean Chiasson30-Jul-2010 21:30
Wow great macro amazing capture vote
kathybrown25-Jul-2010 11:20
Oh my gosh!!! What a great photo. I have never seen drops on a bees head????? or for that matter a bee, or for that matter something as small as a bee. Amazing!!
Knox O25-Jul-2010 02:35
Excellent entry!
carol j. phipps24-Jul-2010 17:27
Exciting capture! Such detail! V
Graeme24-Jul-2010 17:11
Fantastic close up shot of this bee and his honey bags Christine.BV!!
Cindi Smith24-Jul-2010 16:38
It's got major pollen on his legs. He'll have to return to the hive soon as he will be too heavy to fly! Excellent macro!!!!!!! V
Carol Breton24-Jul-2010 14:48
Fantastic shot Christine. I love the rain drops on the bee. ~
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography24-Jul-2010 14:24
wonderful,vote
Johan Claeson24-Jul-2010 13:58
.love this one
*V*
Colin Storey24-Jul-2010 10:59
Great close up, love the raindrops. v
Torben Jorgensen24-Jul-2010 10:55
Love the waterdrops and the white flower. Excellent shot. V
maggie_falconi24-Jul-2010 09:57
Perfect macro, amazing sharpness Christine! Well done!! V
Mieke WA Minkjan24-Jul-2010 07:30
I'm amazed about the sharpness in this close-up, makes me think that I have the wrong camera
but this is excellent BV
norbi24-Jul-2010 07:20
What a great shot with these pearls of dew on her wings. BV. norbi
slhoornstra24-Jul-2010 06:54
A bee with lovely droplets of water, a splendid capture! V
borisalex24-Jul-2010 06:14
You came from behind and so close.. amazing shot! BV.
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet24-Jul-2010 04:03
Very very nice macro.
reflectionsofnature24-Jul-2010 02:43
That is quite a load of pollen this honey bee has! Imagine how many flower visits it took to amass all that! I wonder if the pollen came from Queen Anne's Lace or if the bee was just collecting nectar after having raided a different flower for pollen?
Walter O. Koenig24-Jul-2010 02:13
Wonderful capture with these details and droplets. "V"
Laryl24-Jul-2010 01:03
wow is right.. an excellent quality image
Stephanie24-Jul-2010 00:52
Wow! I love the water droplets on the bees wings! Cool shot Christine! V
J. Scott Coile23-Jul-2010 22:25
Super tight macro!
LynnH23-Jul-2010 22:09
Amazing closeup. WOW. V++
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