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Fair Entry-Stinger and Venom
Posted By: acbees, 08-14-2009, 06:50 PM

Entered this one for our bee association this year at the state fair. It got first place!
Disclaimer: No bees were injured or killed during filming for this picture.

K20D, 50mm Super Macro Takumar w/extensions, f/16, 1/180, ISO 200, combination of modified ring flash and homemade snoot. Tripod mounted, cable remote triggered by my teeth.

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08-17-2009, 04:11 AM   #16
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MO-bran-You're welcome, beekeepers are always willing to talk about bees. I sell comb honey at the farmers market in Springfield on Saturdays and take the observation hive with bees along. Whenever folks asked about CCD (the big problem you always hear about in the media) I tell them it's not really a problem in Illinois or a lot of other places. Our biggest concern is the chemicals used nowadays in our chemically oriented agricultural system. There are an abundance of managed hives and unknown feral hives killed every year by chemicals that you will hear nothing about in the media. To the large farmer it's time and the bottom line$$$. Certainly appreciate your careful use. More and more folks are becoming concerned.

Gus-Thanks. Was hoping it wouldn't be too much. Had the opportunity to enter this one a couple of times, but it's just not a positive kind of picture to view about bees.


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