Bees, Please

Challenge #49 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This is always a very popular subject, so I'm repeating it for your enjoyment. You may enter any type of bee, whether it is a honey bee, a bumble bee, or a native bee. The bee/bees must be outside, on flowers, leaves, buzzing around, or just doing what bees do; NOT under studio lights. NO flies, or other insects. Macro and close-up shots welcome. Size: MAXIMUM 1,600px on LONGER SIDE.
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Submitted: Sunday, 2nd June, 2013 04:28 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 1st April, 2012
Focal length: 500 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 500
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