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New Zealand honey bee on clover | by andybadger
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New Zealand honey bee on clover

My friend Josh, that I'm staying with in New Zealand at the moment, works on a bee farm (sic) making Manuka honey. so I set myself the challenge of stacking a honey bee, the first big insect I've stacked. They're a lot lighter coloured than the UK bees but not particularly aggressive, which is good as I was pestering this one quite a lot. In retrospect, it would have been better without the flash but I'm still pleased with it. This was a ten shot stack, made more tricky as it was windy, like it wasn't hard enough...! The only annoying thing is the nearer antenna is foreshortened so it's a blur...

 

This is an un-cropped photo, which is why it's really worth checking out the photo in LARGE (click on the three dots to the right of the photo then 'view all sizes' ) as there's some great details to be seen...

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Taken on February 19, 2014