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Carpenter Bee
Posted By: rsoph, 04-13-2012, 04:46 PM

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04-13-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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How the h*%$ did you get this shot??

Great Photo!!!!
04-13-2012, 04:55 PM   #3
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Sitting on back patio swatting them with a tennis racket (they are literally eating me out of house and home) and noticed how sometimes if I sat really still they would hover in front of me. Instead of smacking him I went inside, got my camera and after a about 30 minutes of failed shots managed to capture one that hovered just long enough for me to compose a decent shot.
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Spectacular, and nature definitely can have a targeted and difficult streak. Insects, humans, wood...

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"Outta my way" said the Bee! Good thing you had something to swat it with although the score is probably 40/love in favor of the bees
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fantastic! alien looking insect~ men in black ... hmmmm.
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What a shot.
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Great action shot of a Bee in flight.

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Really great capture. You definitely must "seize the day" when an opportunity arises.
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Timing is everything and you nailed it.--charliezap
04-14-2012, 10:25 AM   #11
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Amazing capture, congrats!
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Impressive shot of the BEE 52 coming in low.
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well done! perfect IF shot.
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Good job! I too chase these dang bees with a tennis racket! I can go out and within 5 minutes and nail about ten of them at any given time, they are everywhere. My wife has been chasing them around with the K-x she inherited from me, I am going to try and get one with a catch in focus set on my K-5
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