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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Pollination of a wild flower by Apis dorsata- Asian Giant Honey Bee aka Rock Honey Bee. This species has never been domesticated.
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Submitted: Sunday, 7th October, 2012 13:33 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 11th September, 2010
Focal length: 100 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 400
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