Native & Wild Bees

Challenge #15 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge show us your local bees: the carpenter, mason, blue-banded, miner, solitary bees, and any of the thousands of bee species which are not 'domesticated' Honey Bees, or Bumblebees, which had their own challenges recently. NO hover flies, spiders etc. The bee/bees must be outside, on flowers, leaves, buzzing around, or just doing what bees do; NOT under studio lights. Macro shots welcome. Google information for your local native or wild bees; or go to http://bugguide.net/node/view/8267/bgpage?from=0 SIZE DOES MATTER: See below.
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Stingless Bee, Gathering Pollen
by RuthC
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Very tiny bee, on alyssum flowers.
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Submitted: Friday, 24th August, 2012 06:34 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 25th January, 2011
Focal length: 5.8 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F5.6
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Notes: Hand-held.
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