Extreme Close-up of a Bumblebee

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  1. tomhooper

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    Caught this Bumblebee on an Althea this afternoon. Shot with XSi, 100mm Macro, 65mm tube, ring flash, and tripod. Broke my ring flash about a half hour after this shot so I just went in and ordered a MT 24-EX.

    I really like the detail on the individual pollen grains.

    You know a blind hog does find an acorn every now and then.

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    it's so close that the pollen almost looks fake
     
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    Thats amazing.

    Mark
     
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    Wow! Nice capture.
     
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    That's so cool! I never knew that pollen looked like that close up. It's interesting that you can see the little "barbs" that grasp the bee's hair... quite a good shot.

    Thanks for sharing

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