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Bumble Bee Portrait by boron Bumble Bee Portrait by boron
Hate to see summer leaving, but the cooler weather has some advantages. I would never get this close to a bumble bee when it was warm and active. This guy was too cold to move so I stuck my MP-E 65mm macro lens at 2:1 right in its face (about 2 inches). The circular reflection in its eyes are my ringlight.
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SunkenFangs Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
aww bless, gorgeous bumble!
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Erohiel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Nice shot! Though its actually a male (you can tell by the white face) carpenter bee, and not a bumblebee. People get them confused all the time though. :3 Though I prefer capenters myself. They're a lot friendlier.
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Erohiel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, I commented on this already? I didn't remember... Anyhow, lovely picture of my favorite kind of bee, so...I guess I was drawn back to it.
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boron Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem, glad you enjoy it. Thanks for the sexing info.
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selley Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Your art has been featured here: [link] :D
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KobraPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav: and featured in my journal. I hope you don't mind. :nod:

Impressive detail!! :thumbsup: keep up the great work; you have a stunning gallery! :D
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Erohiel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats a carpenter bee. They aren't bumblebees. :3
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Taladon Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Omg Creepy! i run a mile at a massive bumble bee and to see this omg its like wow, gorgeous capture it really is! but im glad you took the photo because this is the closest i wil ever get to a Bee xD
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BellyRubber Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
That bumble bee rocks
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Sculptoris Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007   Photographer
What can i say... WOW :-) Very clear shoot. One of the best photography what i saw here.
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SunneyTehBunney Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
I'd love to know what it must've been thinking of you! Lol, great shot, it's a shame you don't have one of the rest of it's body, they're so cute.
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yoco-chan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006  Student General Artist
Wow thats great! i love bumble bees ^-^
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Nikolta Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
great gallery
:)
great shot
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PootPoot Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
That is an amazing shot.
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marble911 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005   Photographer
Wow...stunning close-up. Very good clarity. I always love it when one can see the individual ommatidia of the compound eyes like that. What aperture did you use to get such a good depth of field?
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InsinuatoR Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
Wow lazy, freezing Bumble Bee :) ... great shot !
Love macro !
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microcosmos Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005   Photographer
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Nice picture :D
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flumpie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2005
"Don't move, you're in the spotlight" :giggle: Fun closeup :D
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Love-Of-Rain Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005
Kick ass!

You must be one of the best photographers I've ever seen.
Truly an inspiration!
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microcosmos Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2005   Photographer
Sweet picture, nice lens!!
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vw1956 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect:wow: Itīs a :+fav:
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Wivelrod Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats nice and close. great shot :)
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densitometer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005
I'm lost for words Larry.......................
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densitometer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005
All I can say is WOW!!!! Larry..........
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CirceMoon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005
Excellent macro. Great details on the eye and mandible.
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djberry Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005   Photographer
Wow!
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ShiverNamelessone Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005
outstanding

i have never gotten so close

what a fascinating detail!

cold or not, i'd say bravery ;)
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sapog Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005   Photographer
WoW, what an excellent capture !
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trinny2812 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005   Photographer
Wow .. fantastic shot! :clap:
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chrisricker Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
Cool :D
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havecamerawillshoot Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
Awesome macro :+fav: fall/winter does have its advantages:)
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shuk Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
amazing macro, way to take advantage of the weather. I love it
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tirol Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005   Photographer
Looking closely at that face I can see a kind of develish goat in between the eyes :devilish: :laughing:

Really amazing capture :nod:
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caro77 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
Fantastic....:wow::clap::sun::hug:
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riprescott Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
YUCK!

:D
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NeoMikel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
THat's awesome. The hairs on his face are so clear and crisp. Nice shot.
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Soczi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
:thanks: for next awesome macro photo.
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