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Honeybee Swarm

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 27 May 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Yesterday, I did a hike in Dry Creek Regional Park, not too far from home. It was a gorgeous hike, and I saw this wonderfulhoneybee swarm. Bees are just such amazing creatures, with highly developed social systems. This was a swarm looking for a new home for a hive. When the new queen hatches out, they take off looking for new digs. I felt so lucky to see this and to have had my D90 along for the ride. It is a reminder to me that I need to always hike with my DSLR, no matter what! The iPhone could never have made this capture!

NIKON D90 1/60 second F/16.0 ISO 320 123 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

Extraordinary on many levels, not least life imititating art - It looks a bit like a Jeff Koons sculpture

27 May 2011 9:15am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Woooow very impressive shot Barbara! Very sharp details, great to view this that close:-)

27 May 2011 3:02pm

Candais from Lisieux, Canada

Wonderful...glad you are not afraid of bees

27 May 2011 8:55pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent sharpness and great level of detail - nicely captured!

29 May 2011 2:48pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Barbara, this is an awesome shot! I can see practically every bee, the detail is wonderful.

1 Jun 2011 12:57am

1/60 second
ISO 320
123 mm (35mm equiv.)