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I've been an apiphobic for ages. Like, hardcore phobic. The kind of irrational fear that drives you to cross the road just because you see a bee.


And then came my 105mm macro phase.


This was shot in the same place as Goliath - in a garden, surrounded by small, big and huge bees. And surrounded means less than a meter apart from many.


Turns out I was just being egocentric: animals don't really care about (attacking) you, they're just minding their business. If you don't bother them, they won't bother you.


Fear of bees? Check!


Oh, talking about checking, check this large on black or the fullsized photo.

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Taken on May 8, 2009