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22-NOV-2012

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Yesterday I showed you the Australian blue banded bee ( click next to see it )

Today it's another very important tiny one known as The Native Stingless Bee (These bees are called TRIGONA or AUSTROPLEBEIA )
We are lucky enough to have a nest on the far end of our property and each season we see them swarming all over the flowers.
About the size of a matchhead and very quick...I always feel lucky to get a partially sharp shot of them :)

Canon EOS 7D
1/3200s f/5.0 at 60.0mm iso800 full exif

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Barry Moore29-Dec-2012 01:44
awesome close up ~v~
Yiannis Pavlis05-Dec-2012 14:50
Absolutely magnificent! Sharp and colorful photo.V
David Barrett02-Dec-2012 19:24
Really fascinating little bees,Laine. Thanks for sharing with this lovely image which really shows the scale of these tiny insects! :>)
Al Chesworth02-Dec-2012 16:29
They look a bit small compared to our native bees, well taken in such a confined space.
Do they sting ?.
Robin Reid01-Dec-2012 18:03
Excellent work.
poochdad01-Dec-2012 15:45
Fascinating to see. What a tiny bee.
Kevin Chester29-Nov-2012 22:42
Superb result
Brian with an Eye29-Nov-2012 11:15
Nice work, Laine.
Chris(tine)29-Nov-2012 06:55
They are so tiny, you certainly caught these little fellows.
Patricia Kay28-Nov-2012 11:48
Wonderful light and details on these busy bees Laine...BV
Bill Miller28-Nov-2012 08:42
They do look tiny, so well done to get them sharp. Interesting to learn about them.
Cindi Smith28-Nov-2012 03:02
Didn't realize they were bees! Wowowowowowowowowow!
Cindi Smith28-Nov-2012 03:01
Pefect light, perfect detail on those ants! Beautiful work!!!!! :)
Johnny JAG27-Nov-2012 21:17
Busy scene
sue anne27-Nov-2012 14:45
Love the colors and detail of the bees. V
Stephanie27-Nov-2012 14:04
Any bee that is stingless is OK in my book! ;)
Excellent capture of these tiny little pollinators Laine! V
Colin Storey27-Nov-2012 11:24
Fantastic image of these tiny busy bees.
Sheila27-Nov-2012 10:48
These little fellows are so tiny and cute! Wonderful image.
Yvonne27-Nov-2012 06:41
Impressive shot Laine, love the frilly edged daylily too!
Bryan Murahashi27-Nov-2012 05:47
Great capture of these flower lovers. V
Gérard Koehl27-Nov-2012 05:35
Superbe prise. V
Frank Brault27-Nov-2012 03:00
For some reason I shiver when I look at those tiny bees. Gorgeous light, colors and textures and a very beautiful close-up. V
woody3427-Nov-2012 02:25
What a wonderful capture..I have never seen these guys before..V
soulis27-Nov-2012 01:02
Very lovely work. V.
Graeme26-Nov-2012 23:48
This is a wonderful shot of them all and info to match, Laine.BV
Char26-Nov-2012 23:26
This is terrific, Laine. How wonderful to have stingless bees! \/
lou_rozensteins26-Nov-2012 23:14
Excellent! So many and they are so tiny. Well done.
Karen Stuebing26-Nov-2012 22:59
This is definitely sharp. Love the light and colors on the flower along with the tiny bees.
Kim26-Nov-2012 22:41
Super capture!! V
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