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07-23-2018, 04:20 PM - 1 Like   #406
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Thats the milk weed I grew up with but down here we have this kind.


this post and my last post show you the variety in one little area all at the same time.


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I don't mind leaning in close to capture images of pollinators

except for wasps

those guys, I get close via crop

SOOC

crop and pp

more crop and pp

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A big Carpenter bee was around today.
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The common Bombus impatiens on Leadplant. Such a fantastic pollinator plant, and an indicator of quality land.


I think this is Bombus rufocinctus, but I could well be wrong. Also on leadplant.


A few on Purple Prairie Clover, another fantastic legume. The bumbles curl around these flower heads, it's sometimes tough to get a good image of their face.
Bombus fervidus


The beautiful Golden Digger Wasp, Sphex ichneumoneus. These big girls subdue and provision nests with insects like Katydids. That'll make a new generation of wasps!


An Augochlorella bee on Purple Prairie Clover
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Here is a different carpenter bee.
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A couple of bumble bee shots taken handheld using 105macro and 1.4tc
The optical quality seems OK but the DOF with the TC is too shallow for me
The bees are so enchanted I can get pretty close
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Another bumble bee, this one without the TC
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this photo of a wasp reminds me of the old Sci Fi stories of Bug Eyed Monsters

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QuoteOriginally posted by RockvilleBob Quote
A couple of bumble bee shots taken handheld using 105macro and 1.4tc
The optical quality seems OK but the DOF with the TC is too shallow for me
The bees are so enchanted I can get pretty close
Nice shots but carpenter bees.
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Today was my day to photograph a wasp [ can anyone id it ? ] pollinating

I have to admit, I am much more comfortable trying to get macro photos of bees

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