Drying out

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Common Honeybee (Apis mellifera).

Lots of bees come to the pond to drink. Some of them are careless, fall in the water and then strive to get out. Few of them manage to do so and finally climb on a rock or a stem by the water where they wait till they are dry enough to fly again. That's a perfect opportunity for me to get close enough to them for a macro like this. After a couple of shots at this angle, I tried to move closer for a portrait, but alas, the bee was drier than I though and took off :-)

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  1. Max Slaughter 84 months ago | reply

    This is Perfect!
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  2. Julián Contreras 84 months ago | reply

    Impresionante macro. Unos detalles magníficos.

  3. Landersz 84 months ago | reply

    freaking fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    bravissimo!

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  4. bugsfish 84 months ago | reply

    Nice shot, i like the composition and detail
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  5. Blossom's mom 84 months ago | reply

    Great capture....lovely detail.
    Bees,Bees,Bees!

  6. @lbyper 84 months ago | reply

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  7. Ed... 84 months ago | reply

    This photo took my BREATH away

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  8. Libra-65 84 months ago | reply

    subawardMacro Award
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  9. Eperke 84 months ago | reply

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  10. Marge2009 83 months ago | reply

    Excellent macro shot!!
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  11. mariajuaresmorales 83 months ago | reply

    gran macro saludos

  12. Light ᶤˢ ᵒᶠᶠ [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

    This is an Awesome Bug!

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  13. Jay Bees Pics 83 months ago | reply

    This is an Awesome Bug!

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  14. Luciano 95 83 months ago | reply

    This is an Awesome Bug!

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  15. nutmeg66 83 months ago | reply

    I like to watch the bees coming to the pond to drink - and hopefully not get stuck. Lovely shot.

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  16. hpbitaxis 82 months ago | reply

    Great shot! But then, all your macros are awesome.

  17. nhillgarth 77 months ago | reply

    Extremely nice and detailed macro! Congratulations

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