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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Mining the Sun
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This photo predates my ownership of anything but a point & shoot, but is still one of my favorites. I think the flower, a sunflower, looks a bit like the surface of the sun; and the bee, dusted with pollen, looks a bit like a miner. So maybe I'm reaching a little... I took this in my backyard while standing on a chair (the sunflowers were pretty tall).
Submitted: Thursday, 16th August, 2012 03:00 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 29th August, 2010
Focal length: 6.3 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: F3
ISO: 80
Notes: Point 'n shoot (in "super macro" mode).
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