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Ironically as I heard this one I was looking at Brian's shot of the same :0)

Amegilla cingulata
Commonly known as the blue banded bee is an Australian native bee.
Currently, there are several scientific organisations conducting thorough research on how the blue banded bee benefits agriculture through its distinctive "buzz pollination". These bees are very important for the production of food and contribute to at least 30% of crops in Australia.
Female has four bands while the male has five.

Canon EOS 7D
1/250s f/2.8 at 60.0mm iso400 full exif

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Yiannis Pavlis05-Dec-2012 14:50
Beautiful light.V
Jeff Real01-Dec-2012 14:22
What a lovely image. This inspires me to seek out more natural beauty. ~V~
Sheila27-Nov-2012 10:47
My favourite bee, I love how they zizz around. Great catch.
Patricia Kay26-Nov-2012 21:28
Gorgeous image with wonderful details Laine...BV
Brian with an Eye26-Nov-2012 20:49
Great catch, Laine. How interesting we should both have been shooting this subject on the same day.
poochdad26-Nov-2012 19:32
a lovely rose, and what an interesting bee! Great to see some of your native species Laine
J. Scott Coile26-Nov-2012 17:33
Super flight capture.
Michal Leszczynski26-Nov-2012 10:31
Very nice capture, beautiful and colorful image. V.
Chris(tine)26-Nov-2012 05:41
We have to look after the bees, so vital for us. The European bee is in serious decline.
Bryan Murahashi26-Nov-2012 04:24
Beautiful blossoms with its colorful visitor. V
larose forest photos26-Nov-2012 04:08
STUNNING SHOT! And that bee is amazing. Far different than anything we have here. VV
woody3426-Nov-2012 03:46
A lovely fragile image, the little bee is having a great time...V
Frank Brault26-Nov-2012 00:09
Gorgeous light and a lovely feeling of fragility. The bee adds a fantastic element. Thanks for the information. V
Karen Stuebing25-Nov-2012 22:22
Beautiful flowers and bee. Wonderful detail and interesting commentary. If I'm counting right then that's a female.
Colin Storey25-Nov-2012 19:14
Fantastic image image of this very important sounding Bee and lovely flowers.
Máire Uí Mhaicín25-Nov-2012 18:02
Such a lovely delicate image, Laine.
Bill Miller25-Nov-2012 17:48
A blue bee, that's lovely !
Walter O. Koenig25-Nov-2012 17:17
Fascinating image. Beautiful image Laine.
bill friedlander25-Nov-2012 16:56
Pretty flowers and a cute bee! A lovely picture indeed! V
Char25-Nov-2012 16:07
Astounding capture of the details and colour in the bands. Wonderful shot, Laine!
Apostolos Tikopoulos25-Nov-2012 15:34
This is so beautiful, Laine. V!!!!
LynnH25-Nov-2012 14:19
Beautiful little bee, I've never seen anything like it. Great sharp image. V
Coleen Perilloux Landry25-Nov-2012 14:02
Lovely, soft capture. Nice to learn about the bees.
Johnny JAG25-Nov-2012 12:57
What a great catch
waterfalls man25-Nov-2012 12:26
Great capture V!!
Kim25-Nov-2012 11:17
Wonderful soft light and colors in this image. And tack sharp details, nicely done Laine! V
Stephanie25-Nov-2012 11:16
Great capture of this charming little bee and flowers! Appreciate the info Laine! :)
marie-jose wolff25-Nov-2012 08:43
lovely capture of this Australian native bee,
European honey bees disappear....
Yvonne25-Nov-2012 07:15
Great shot of this little bee Laine, I must watch out for them here!
Bill Robinson25-Nov-2012 07:14
Lovely capture Laine.
soulis25-Nov-2012 07:10
Excellent work! V.
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