Bees !

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Had a visit from this little fella yesterday.
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Possibly the UK’s smallest bees, hopefully they are bees!? I hope our resident experts will comment.
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The Lilac colored flower is just under 25mm across and the white flower is closer to 15 mm. Raynox dcr150 on Oly 40-150 f4-5.6
They only alight for a second and are really hard to capture ( many failures, some with legs dangling from top of frame:confused-53:)
 

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Bees pollinating an Australian grass tree flower spike, Xanthorrhoea:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanthorrhoea

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The full plant. This would be several hundred years old. One has to have provenance and a licence to sell a specific plant ...

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I made a 'Pringle' snoot and tested it on bees in the garden.

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I am utterly fascinated by bees and am lucky enough to have a hive near enough to photo but still far enough not to worry..
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here is one of the comb that they are busily filling in...
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Photo of set-up please sir.
There you go Brian. Not the best pics but good enough to show the Pringle snoot. This one is a little long for this lens, I made this for my Panagor 90mm macro lens which is a lot longer. When I've eaten my next can of Pringles I will make a shorter snoot.
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The Pringle tube is a perfect fit over my Yongnuo speedlight. If you have a different flash you might have to modify the end to get a snug fit.
 

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Thanks Phil.
I wasn't sure if the snoot was intended to diffuse the light or direct it onto the subject.
Given how close to the lens a subject is with the Olympus 60mm Macro, I presumed a diffuser would be the best way forward?
 

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Thanks Phil.
I wasn't sure if the snoot was intended to diffuse the light or direct it onto the subject.
Given how close to the lens a subject is with the Olympus 60mm Macro, I presumed a diffuser would be the best way forward?
Hi Brian.
This YouTube video shows how to make your own snoot and diffuser on the cheap. I don't do much macro so I would rather make my own.

 

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