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Bumble bee and the flower [EXPLORE]

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I took this photo with my Nikon D7000, which I love -- here is a link to a D7000 through my Amazon store.

Will Marlow is a digital advertising and marketing consultant who holds multiple certifications from Google, Inc.

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Shutter: 1/500
Aperture: f/2
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO: 250

It is a MYTH that bumble bees cannot sting you. According to Wikipedia, which is almost always right, they can not only sting you, but their stinger lacks a barb like the honeybee has, so it can sting you multiple times.

The flower is called the echinacea, and flowers like this are where they get the active ingredients for the herbal medicine called "echinacea" that supposedly boosts your immune system and helps you fight off colds and things like that.

Highest position on EXPLORE: 92. (Ten hours after posting, this photograph is by far my most popular picture.)

rosemarie-α в в у, and 390 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Kawser Mahmud 26 months ago | reply

    Awesome macro..!!!!

  2. A@die 25 months ago | reply

    This photo is a good sample in the flickr. It is awarded the flickr Clickx Award!
    flickr clickx by Adil Mehmood
    flickr Clickx (post1 – award 5)
    Please consider posting this photo into this group.

  3. Trotamundo1 25 months ago | reply

    Excellent colours!

  4. Light ᶤˢ ᵒᶠᶠ [deleted] 24 months ago | reply

    ..faved already...

    I knew, you had a bee macro somewhere hidden...

  5. Kat~Morgan 23 months ago | reply

    This is an amazing nature image
    Please consider posting your image to our 7 level award group


    Please keep in mind before posting your image to the group , we are an award group
    Award 4 others immediately when posting an image to the group.
    Thank you
    Seen on the nikon d7000 camera finder. ( ?² )

  6. STITCH100 23 months ago | reply

    a great shot with great colour as well
    please feel free to vist my gallery i have some bee shot on my galleery thanks for the vist
    mr st.

  7. baarrg 23 months ago | reply


  8. Calvio 22 months ago | reply

    Esta Gran Foto ha Sido Vista en el grupo:


    Si recibes mas de 4 Awards / If you Receive 4+ Awards
    Click Here
    Ya eres Merecedor de estar en / Your deserve to be in
    Lo Mejor de Vivo por la Fotografia

  9. jocas correia 22 months ago | reply

    Beautiful photo , nice macro :-)
    D7000 is a great DSLR machine , take good photos.

  10. Samuel Charles 21 months ago | reply

    Hey..This is an awesome click . You are invited to upload this image in the Tallenge Photography Contest on the Tallenge website !!!
    All the best ,

  11. Fabricio Renato 21 months ago | reply

    um dia ainda quero tirar uma foto tão linda quanto a sua ,ficou demais ,parabens

  12. Luís Henrique Boucault 20 months ago | reply

    Very nice shot! Well done!

  13. Esther Hizsa 6 months ago | reply

    Hi Will, this beautiful photo is perfect for the Resources page on my blog. Thanks for sharing it. You can see it here. estherhizsa.wordpress.com/resources/. I credited you and provided a link. Thanks again.

  14. mariaminhota 2 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous!! Congrats on Explore!

  15. Theresa Finley 5 weeks ago | reply

    Gorgeous color! What an awesome capture!

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