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Honeybee Covered in Zucchini Pollen II

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Published: August 19, 2014
Inside a honeybee's proboscis is a pipe cleaner like appendage called the glossa (also called a tongue). The honeybee uses it to pull nectar up into its proboscis, and it's difficult to photograph since the bee is constantly moving it. But if you look closely at the honey drop in this image you can see it. Shot at twice life size this is a single, un-cropped, frame taken hand held.
Image size
3888x2592px 7.93 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/13.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Aug 22, 2009, 5:06:18 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.0 Windows
Sensor Size
22mm
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How do you manage to not hug all the bees? :squee:
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It's very difficult not to :)
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Amazing capture. It looks out of this world. Love those yellowdrops. Truly stunning. :heart:
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Thanks :)
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Have you considered shooting for NatGeo? This is incredible macro photography, they'd be all over this. Silver Square Bullet Pink Square Bullet Purple Square Bullet Blue Square Bullet 
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I maintain a gallery on their site, have been published on the Nat Geo web site a few times, and was published in their Young Explorer magazine a few years ago. So they know who I am, but they've never published one of my images in the main magazine.
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Oh, that's still pretty neat. Congrats!
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Thanks :)
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They have hair on their eyes?
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Yes.
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holy crap amazing.
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I absolutely love the yellow beads of color on the bee. I have never seen this before! Beautiful shot! I am a dummy! 
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Thanks :)
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WOOOW, this is so fucking damn amazing!! Can't stop staring... Really really REALLY good shot! I love it!
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very cute!
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:hug:
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Beautiful! Well done!
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Thanks :)
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Thanks :)
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