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About Time We Had a Bumblebee Post

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by MJB, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    And .. NOT MY PHOTO .. but I was standing next to the best photographer in our house when she took this.

    We later read The Times Nature Diary on Saturday where it was written - sub article "furry foragers" by Jonathan Tulloch:

    "Bumblebees ... are ideally adapted to our climate; not only does their thick fur keep them warm, but an oily substance renders them waterproof."

    This was one of several very sad white-tipped bumblebees clinging on for dear life to these flowers in the walled garden at Norton Priory last week. I tried for a head-on of one looking over the top of a flower but I missed the focus completely.

    I think the mortality rate for all kinds of bee must have been high with the rain we have had the last couple of weeks.

    bumble-bee - not mine.jpg
  2. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    A couple more from me.
    ap bumble 2.jpg ap bumble bee on dandelion.jpg
  3. James Quinn

    James Quinn Active Member

    Some lovely photos here!

    I got some on Monday. Thoroughly inadequate in comparison but I've only been doing photography for a couple of months so it's all a learning curve for me. This was actually my first evening trying to shoot using full manual mode. I bought a tripod yesterday so hopefully will be able to get some nicer, clearer shots next time I go out looking for bees...

    [​IMG]IMG_0246 by James Quinn, on Flickr
  4. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    Stops raining, I am sorry no cannot understand this concept!!! Don
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  5. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    Haha, yes, each time I go into my garden with the camera it starts!
  6. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I don't think I have a single bumble bee photograph. At least, not that I can think of. I'll have to recitfy that! Or at least, try.
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  7. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    It looks like there might be some sun today, it was shining when I left this morning, for how long though...?
  8. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Absolute dearth of bees around here. A month ago there was a white-tip nest in next door's attic.
  9. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Looking out the window as I type the dirty clouds suggest not much longer...:rolleyes:
  10. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    I wish I had a window :(
    still, longest day tomorrow :)
  11. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I shouldn't worry about it - some of us have been at it for years and still don't seem to learn very quickly... :oops:;)

    And good luck with the bees - the ones around here spend about half a second or so per bloom before flitting to the next one!
  12. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Not a bumblebee...


    ...but going by its yellow coating, certainly a major pollinator!
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  13. Aspadora

    Aspadora Well-Known Member

    My attention was recently drawn to this thread because of a recent post I made, and I have to say some of these bee images are so great to look at. Below is one I took over the weekend, but has been re-composed thanks to the very helpful critiques from forum members :)

    [​IMG]A Bee Collecting Pollen by Michael, on Flickr
  14. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Looks familiar, can't not like it now can I...:D
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