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Electronic shutter distorts flapping wings. Taken while practising use of long telephoto lens.
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Our plum tree is in full blossom at last and there was a constant variety of visitors to it this morning, including several species of bees and butterflies, and a solitary bee-fly, Bombus major.

This fella is a Red Mason bee, I think - Osmia rufa. I've applied a little artistic license to the photo as the lens is not really meant for this lark :D

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Edit: Is that another bee mostly hidden on the other side of the flower?
 
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Edit: Im trying out Topaz Sharpen AI. Even cropped some more of a already heavy crop
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A mining bee, Andrena fulva. Don't see too many in the garden...

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The first honey bee I've spotted this year.
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A friend has started bee keeping and I "volunteered" to help get a swarm from the tree..
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