Bumblebees

Challenge #11 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Let us see your best photos of those large, hairy, jumbo jets of the bee family. Just bumblebees, not honey bees, carpenter bees, native bees; NO hover flies etc. The bee/bees must be outside, on flowers, leaves, buzzing around, or just doing what bumblebees do; NOT under studio lights. Check Wikipedia for information about bumblebees. SIZE DOES MATTER: See below!
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On cloud nine...
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Submitted: Tuesday, 11th September, 2012 16:00 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 19th August, 2010
Focal length: 202 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
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