Baiting Honeybees

Discussion in 'Bees' started by Dalantech, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Dalantech

    Dalantech New Member

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    To keep the girls busy, and so they will let me get close, I put some corn syrup down on a pumpkin flower. The pumpkin pollen is huge and sticks to their fur because it is barbed. Shot hand held with a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens using the Left Hand Brace Technique.

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  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    WOW that is a great pic!!

    that sure looks like some sticky pollen.

    Corn syrup, now thats cheating.

    G3
     

  3. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    That bee could be on Broadway, he looks all lit up :)

    Fantastic photo!
     
  4. Dalantech

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    Thanks guys :)

    Actually corn syrup is the difference between getting the shot or going home empty handed... ;)

    I had the first shot printed poster size yesterday (24"x36") -plenty of pixels for a print that size because I don't crop in post.
     
  5. BjornBee

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    Hey Charles, you misspelled "she". Your missing the "s"........ :lol:

    Of course that "he" bee could be in drag for broadway... :eek:

    Another great shot. Thank you.
     
  6. Charles

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    dang, bad day, I did it at work too when I was talking to a co-worker about their new daughter, called her a him too :eek:
     
  7. Dalantech

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  9. Charles

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    No one shoots bees like Dalantech :)
     
  10. Dalantech

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    I take a lot of photos Charles -just too many variables to account for. Just when I think I've got it nailed the critter moves an antenna a millimeter or two and the shot is junk...

    The first image in this post was selected by National Geographic as one of their Daily Dozen images for the 4th week of August :)