Stunning work.View attachment 752348sugarbag bee on corymbia by PIG, on Flickr
View attachment 752349orange tail bee w/ cosmos by PIG, on Flickr
View attachment 752350orange tail bee w/ cosmos by PIG, on Flickr
View attachment 752351sugarbag bee on corymbia by PIG, on Flickr
View attachment 752352orange tail bee w/ virginia stock by PIG, on Flickr
Thanks! The sugarbag bees are a real pain in the arse to shoot (quite a lot of ants are bigger and slower moving) but you just keep blasting away at them and eventually you get something. Their carrying capacity is pretty amazing also, the pollen baskets are full to a point where they're bigger than the bee's own head.Stunning work.
Thank you very much, the lens used is a bit of a beast as wellAh, that makes sense then, as I think your 'bee' may actually be a soldier fly, Stratiomys longicornis - not that this detracts from the beauty of the beast, nor the skill of the photographer, I can assure you!!