Honey Bees

Challenge #7 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge is JUST about 'domesticated' honey bees, which live in hives and provide us with honey for our toast. One or more bees, as you please. NO bumble bees, carpenter bees, native bees.... no hover flies, wasps, flies, spiders etc etc. (They will all have their own challenge later.) The bee/bees must be outside, on flowers, leaves, flying around, or just doing what bees do; NOT under studio lights. Check Wikipedia for information about honey bees. SIZE DOES MATTER: See below!
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Thistle in bloom, bee working on it in the evening twilight.
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Submitted: Sunday, 12th August, 2012 20:24 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 7th August, 2011
Focal length: 60 mm
Shutter speed: 1/5 sec
Aperture: F51
ISO: 1000
Notes: Bee in my backyard, illuminated by ambient light plus wireless speedlight. Took some time to find best balance. Long exposure's creamy movement supports the colours. Liked it immediatly, hope you do, too.
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