Garden Take Over
|Copyright: karan A L (hester)
|Date Taken: 2006-07-28|
|Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-07-28 15:36|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The herb patch in my garden is heaving with bumble bees at the moment - to the extent that the herb bush look alive. So I thought I would post a picture of one of them.|
Facts To Know About Bumble Bees.
Because they live in small nests bumble bees never swarm - so you can encourage a nest or two in the garden without fear of this happening.
Bumble bees do not produce enough honey for commercial use, just a few grams at a time to feed their young
Not all bumble bees have a sting. Drones (smaller male bees that hatch in mid summer ) have no sting at all.
A bumble bees biggest enemy by far is a man armed with a pesticide spray. Like every other form of wildlife they are under serious threat from the chemicals we pour on the land.
Bumble bees are much less aggressive than honey bees. Generally they will not attack a human at all, unless their life is under threat. Don't wave your arms wildly in their presence, stand quietly and once they smell you are not a flower with pollen they will move gently away.
Bumble bees do not lose their sting and die if they use it, as a honey bee will.
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Nice close up picture of a bumble bee. Colors of BG is too intense, may need to soften a bit. Great shot.
Amazing details, very good close-up capture; congratulations.
Thanks for sharing.
- [2006-07-29 4:03]
wow, great work!
love the details!
- [2006-07-29 9:33]
Nicely captured and composed.
Just a slight focus issue, not bad though.
This is a fuzzy fuzzy bumble bee. Good details and colors. Very informative Note. Best wishes to you Karan.
I'm a bit surprised that this photo has earned only 10 points untill now !! It is a very good capture and presentation of this bee. Also the DOF and colors are very good, so .... why didn't more people react ? To my opinion: a very good shot.