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This is a hoverfly. It is not a bee but a type of fly and it does not sting. It feed on pollen. They sometimes hover for few seconds and that is the only time when it is possible to capture them in flght. I took this as the fly hovered for about 4 to 5 seconds. I manualy focused on it and had just enough time to take one shot in both times that the fly hovered near me.

Canon EOS 350D ,Sigma 105 macro
1/200s f/16.0 at 105.0mm iso200 with Flash full exif

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Jeanne NoŽl23-Jun-2009 01:42
Not only is this an amazing shot & what quick hands. It is also the best I've seen of a hoverfly. They are my favorite. I admire the other photos in your gallery also. V
anuschka16-Feb-2007 08:50
Wonderful! V.
John Sims10-Feb-2007 17:20
I could never do it when I tried maybe next time (v) !
gowron3512-Jan-2007 17:23
I am wondering just how many thousands of shots it took to get this perfect one!?
Yves Rubin26-Aug-2006 00:41
Wow!!! This is really striking and a technical feat in itself! Wonderful action shot!
jostrech 08-Aug-2006 13:59
Dear Daniella ! Your galleries are great, but there is one thing that I like over all in you, it's the way you explain your work. I feel that you are not only a good technician of photography, but also a great lover of your subjects. You don't show us your masterworks only as a technical performance, but as a moment of human emotion too (what you say about an other image, of a "mother bear", is simply beatifull). Photography would not be a great art if there were not a human implication, and I do have this feeling with your work, and it is therfore more impressive. Thank you so much (and excuse my english...)
Stefanos Lampridis02-Jul-2006 16:59
Impressive!!! Another well earned vote...
Guest 01-Jul-2006 16:10
Excellent focus this most have taken you quite a few shots.
pingupingu21-Apr-2006 14:42
impressive ...
Guest 07-Mar-2006 09:36
GREAT pic!
Bill Morgenstern10-Feb-2006 04:01
Simply Superb!!!!
Guest 19-Dec-2005 15:28
Do you mind me asking which lens you used? I couldn't find a canon 105mm macro, so I'd make a guess at the Sigma. I ask because I did some macro work over the summer, but my kit lens only has a 0.2x closest focus and I'm looking out for a better macro. Yours certainly seems to be nice and sharp - and of course, it's in good hands!
Ashley Hockenberry17-Dec-2005 04:04
Guest 15-Nov-2005 20:48
Out of all your photos, this may be the most amazing. I'm awed. . . The entire gallery is just wonderful.
Nick Vivian08-Nov-2005 22:40
Stacy Egan25-Sep-2005 22:51
Perfect focus on the head-great shot.
Daniella T.17-Aug-2005 03:11
These are not bees but flies and they don't bite :) they are totaly harmless little flies that feed on pollen.
sara turner17-Aug-2005 00:24
daniella how did you ever get this picture??? it is absolutely amazing. did he getchya??? i wouldve run the other way screaming hysterically! LOL! sara
Derek Leung16-Aug-2005 00:22
Wow, I can't imagine how hard it was to get this little guy in perfect focus.
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