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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Worker Bee BZ at Work
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I had lot of fun shooting some of these working bees. These are very hard to photograph specially handheld and while they were moving all over the place constantly. However, patience is a virtue and finally paid off with handfull of useful shots. Needless to say had to get really close to them and the whole time praying that I don't get stung! Not sure I am allergic to them and really didn't want to find out the hard way!
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Submitted: Sunday, 2nd June, 2013 21:47 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 19th November, 2012
Focal length: 60 mm
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: F14
ISO: 200
Notes: Canon 20D + 60mm Macro + Raynox DCR 250 + DIY Diffuser. Magnified to 2x.
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