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Bombus terrestris


Bombus terrestris
Photo Information
Copyright: Boguslaw Fikiel (busiekptok) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 39] (405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital, Sigma 100-300 f4.5-5.6 APO DG Macro, CF SanDisk III 1GB
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-28 9:40
Viewed: 3440
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
Bombus terrestris, the buff-tailed bumblebee or large earth bumblebee is one of the most numerous bumblebee species in Europe. They are characterized by their white-ended abdomens. The queen is 2–2.7 cm long, while the workers are 1½–2 cm.

Such bees can navigate their way back to the nest from a distance as far away as 13 kilometres (8.1 mi), although most forage within 5km from their nest


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Hello Boguslaw,
excellent capture, sharp details, nice colors, light and BG,
regards,
Nikos.

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