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Bee Collecting Sap.
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Posted By: eaglem, 05-24-2010, 12:33 AM

A Bee collecting sap from a Frangipani.



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WOW! That's some amazing detail (and a scary-looking plant)! How'd you manage to get in so close? Thanks for sharing!

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WOW! That's some amazing detail (and a scary-looking plant)! How'd you manage to get in so close? Thanks for sharing!
At this time of the year the Frangipani trees are losing their leaves and thats why the end of the branches look like this. As for the Bee, when collecting sap they are totally focused on this and you can get up real close without disturbing them.
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superb capture!! getting that close is a demanding and patient task... dave m

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superb capture!! getting that close is a demanding and patient task... dave m
Thank you for the kind words. Much appreciated.
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I love the detail: impressive. The composition is very nice too, and I love the cropping, which is very efficient in this case.

Great shot!

Did you use (lateral?) flash lighting? It looks just a tad too harsh to be natural light, but I might be wrong...
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Yes it was natural light and was taken early morning if I recall when the Bees are moving more slowly.
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