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Honey bee in South Shields

I found this honey bee hard at work with it’s colleagues in the rather nice little garden at Souter Lighthouse, South Shields. Normally I don’t do macro, didn’t even have a real macro lens with me today.

Souter Lighthouse is owned by the National Trust and I got to see inside the lamp room at the top of it’s tower today, come back tomorrow to enjoy the views from the top!

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 82mm. lens, 1/350 second, f8, iso 200, no flash



Written by curly

September 9, 2007 at 12:01 am

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  1. Wow. That bee looks as if it’s wearing a fur coat to dinner.


    September 9, 2007 at 2:31 am

  2. What a beautiful bee, Curly. You did a magnificent job on this photo. As Lynette said, the bee is all covered in it’s fur.


    September 9, 2007 at 4:46 am

  3. Good shot. Are you following in the footsteps of our very own Abraham Lincoln?


    September 9, 2007 at 11:24 am

  4. I think these bees are beautiful but wouldn’t want to be stung by one.


    September 9, 2007 at 1:28 pm

  5. We would call it a bumblebee but it is a very nice photograph regardless of the bee name. Nice macro shot without a macro.

    Abraham Lincoln

    September 9, 2007 at 2:35 pm

  6. Nice shot, beautiful colors!


    September 9, 2007 at 5:52 pm

  7. What a beautiful photo, Curly. The detail in his coat is amazing. A quick question. . . .How close were you to the bee?


    September 9, 2007 at 8:56 pm

  8. Thanks for stopping over, Curly, Yes, it is normal for them to have pollen on their legs and in the honey bee like on mine, they have what is called ‘bags’ of pollen. In any event it is just more pronounced in the honey bees. The bumblebees usually choose a different kind of pollen and it is usually a lot darker in contrast to the lighter color of the honey bee pollen.

    Thanks again.

    Abraham Lincoln

    September 9, 2007 at 9:34 pm

  9. Hey! I spotted “South Shields” over at Lynette’s blog…I thought to myself….”Could it be OUR South Shields?????” and lo you are! Wayhee man! Great stuff! So hello from Whitby!

    Denise nesbitt

    September 9, 2007 at 10:39 pm

  10. Chris, I was one inch away from the bee.


    September 9, 2007 at 11:42 pm

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