European Honey Bee Touching Down

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    Seiyou-Mitsu-Bachi, 西洋蜜蜂, Common honey bee, European honey bee, Apis mellifera

    She is about to land the flower of Catsear, Front arms raised ready to hook the petal, rear legs down, mouth tube extended, Incredible harmonized moves in a very short moment.

    Buta-na, 豚菜, Catsear, Hypochoeris radicata (immigrant)

    Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan May 2007
    Nikon D70s Micro Nikkor 60mm

    Greg Miles, MM~,, and 147 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. tune505 85 months ago | reply

      I wish to capture the moment like this! at this time tripod needed?
      awesome shot!

    2. Hajari-stock* 85 months ago | reply

      Wow ! Amazing shot, wonderful clarity.

    3. BettinaSchwarz 84 months ago | reply

      OH!! And this little one HAS been busy, hasn't he! Beautiful capture!!

      *This is a *Brilliant~Eye~Jewel!*

    4. Rui Almeida. 84 months ago | reply

      excelent photo 5*

    5. thelastbencher 84 months ago | reply

      Hi autun,
      i am a student journalist from england. i have written a blog on the disappearence of bees and have used this picture. i have provided credits for the picture.
      If you want me to take the picture out you are most free to contact me.
      I would be honoured if you visit the blog and the site.

    6. Pandorea... 83 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called GArDen ViSitoRs, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. sixtythunderbird 79 months ago | reply

      This is an amazing capture of a significant moment for that sweet honeybee!

    8. brandnusketch 79 months ago | reply

      I also have a photo when the bee is flying)

    9. jomango274 73 months ago | reply

      I've used your lovely picture in my blog at rule . Hope that's OK. Thank you.

    10. Beloved Rooster 72 months ago | reply

      Such a beautiful photo! I have included it in a blog post, with proper credit, of course.

    11. ms.lume 70 months ago | reply

      Completely Wonderful!!!
      Please consider entering this photo in the Super Eco “Support Your Local Pollinators!” contest by tagging it SuperEco, posting it in the pool, and entering it in the contest thread. Thanks.

      The contest ends July 31st.

    12. volume99 69 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Pollinator Photography
      To Your Pollination Station World Pollinator
      High Quality Photo`s Only Group!!!!


    13. Omar D. 67 months ago | reply

      beautiful photography.
      i have a picture like this on my account..

      check it out.

    14. Marcos Arruda 54 months ago | reply

      um espetáculo de foto...

    15. Mario George Vella 48 months ago | reply

      Great macro shot!!

    16. Milusa 43 months ago | reply

      Hi, The Spectacular Insects Group's XIV contest of the month of October "Flying insects". This photo would be great for the contest. Read the rules!!!. Please consider posting this or another great photo at:

    17. Milusa 41 months ago | reply

      Hi, The Spectacular Insects Group's XVI contest of the month of November "Bees and wasps". This photo would be great for the contest. Read the rules!!!. Please consider posting this or another great photo at:

    18. emmibeecreative 2 months ago | reply

      really fantastic!

    19. finor 2 months ago | reply


      I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
      National Geographic: Are You Good Enough?

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