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Bury the head deep!

Bury the head deep!
Photo Information
Copyright: Dinu Konanur (Dinu) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 38] (264)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects in my Eden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-10 10:29
Viewed: 3146
Points: 6
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An unidentified bumble bee buries its head deep into a Blue Salvia flower looking for nectar. It was focussing on getting its nectar while it helped me focus on my macro and get closer, in bright noon sun. Nature designs in such a way that these bees are most active during the flowering months and also when flowers have plenty of juice during the day. Very active fliers. Their wings make a buzzing noise during flight.

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Great color...an amazing array of beautifully bright colors.
Very sharp and well composed. Lovely!

Hi Dinu,
Very nice picture. Perfect exposure. Good sharpness and nice colours. TFS.
- Nirmal

Hello Dinu,
This is an impressive looking insect.
I think we've had this black bee on TN before.
This would have been a very hard photo to take with the vast contrast between the bright sunny flowers and the dark bee.
You've not done too badly at all.
Would be interested in learning more about this species.

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