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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Abeille Charpentière
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French Carpenter bee (you can tell as it only buzzes in French)
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Submitted: Sunday, 7th October, 2012 11:04 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 23rd September, 2008
Focal length: 100 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 800
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