Macro Monday #23

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Cornish-black-bee-2Could this be a Cornish black bee? They are quite rare, but some have been moved into hives at Godolphin which isn’t very far away from my garden.

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  1. Hmm, ok, this is good! How did you do it?!

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    1. Heyjude says:

      This is not taken with the macro lens Candy – my camera is in for repair. I can’t enlarge this much more as it will go very blocky and blurred. if you look at Macro #3 bee you can click on it and enlarge and it is much clearer.
      https://smallbluegreenflowers.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/flower-portrait-macro-3/
      that one was with the lens and hand-held. Just lucky that day!

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  2. I don’t know, but what are those beautiful flowers? I love this photo Jude.

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    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a forget-me-not. This garden is full of them, though they have almost finished now.

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      1. Hmmm, I wouldn’t have guessed that, even though they grow in my purple/blue and yellow garden. I must have a much closer look when they start flowering in the spring.

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  3. DailyMusings says:

    stunning capture! both the flower and the bee!

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  4. mukhamani says:

    Such beautiful flowers and a wonderful close up of the bee.

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  5. desleyjane says:

    What a marvellous photo Jude!

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks DJ – and not even with the help of a macro lens!

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      1. What??? Why aren’t I getting shots like that? By the way, is your new camera fixed?

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        1. Heyjude says:

          I guess I am getting more patient in old age. I waited for this bee to get closer to me. An no, nothing back about the camera yet. They did say it could take a month so I should hear something soon.. 😦

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      2. desleyjane says:

        Wow that’s impressive!!

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  6. Arkenaten says:

    That is a seriously Top Shot. Well done.

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Many thanks 😀

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  7. Wow!! Such a great capture, Jude. It’s really awesome, whatever it is. 🙂

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Well I know the flower is a forget-me-not 😀

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      1. I meant the bee. It looks really unusual. 🙂

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        1. Heyjude says:

          Heehee…

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  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    It’s a very cool photo, are those bees friendly?

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Like any bee I suppose you don’t get too close! I find the big bumble bees to be the most aggressive.

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  9. Wonderful image Jude and I think it could well be the black bee! The shadow in the image makes it hard to tell. Wonderful big eyes 😀

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    1. Heyjude says:

      I have another photo of it at a different angle – so hard to tell and most of my ‘bees’ turn out to be hoverflies!

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        1. Heyjude says:

          That’s a pretty comprehensive site! I have had a look, but still can’t tell. I’ll look at the other image tomorrow and see if that is any clearer. Thanks Sarah 🙂

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        2. Very comprehensive!! Hope it proves useful 🙂

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  10. I am so admiring of your bee photos. After seeing this one, I’m tempted to withdraw my blurry bee from the post I just posted!

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Ha! I have blurry ones too. But I don’t put them up as macros 😉

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  11. pommepal says:

    You have steady hands Jude, well done and I see you mention it is not with a macro. That is a big bee…

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    1. Heyjude says:

      I did get close in, it was fully occupied 🙂

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  12. restlessjo says:

    You’ve been a busy bee 🙂 🙂

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  13. You have a very still hand, Jude. I am impressed!

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  14. joannesisco says:

    I don’t know what kind of bee it is, but from that angle it looks likes ENORMOUS!!!

    Great photo … can even see the transparency of its wings.

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Thankfully it is just a normal sized bee, though I have spotted some HUMONGOUS bumble bees zooming around. Probably give me a headache if one hit me!

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      1. joannesisco says:

        In the spring we see huge bees too. I don’t know where they come from and they disappear after a few weeks. We call them Sumo Bees 🙂

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        1. Heyjude says:

          Haha… good name!

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