Digger Bee (Two Photographs)

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I believe this is a male digger bee of which there are many varieties globally. This photo offered an opportunity to try a black and white conversion where I could play around a bit more with the contrast. When taking shots like this I am usually within 20-25 inches from the bee. Cropping reduced the photo by 20-30 percent, allowing me to compose a bit tighter and bring the focus to the subject. It is the first bee I have seen that was dull in color, almost monochrome. Its eyes caught my attention and I was pleased to get them in focus. While I am not partial to side views this is an exception that allowed me to get a better perspective on the insect (see most of its appendages) and the flower.

Digger Bee-2

8 responses

  1. Beautiful! Loved them.

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    April 5, 2016 at 3:07 am

  2. Those eyes….wowwww

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    April 5, 2016 at 10:38 am

    • Insect eyes are generally very interesting. Some butterflies have checkerboard eyes.

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      April 5, 2016 at 10:40 am

  3. Beautiful sharp details, eyes, wings, fuzzy body. Marvelous shot!

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    April 5, 2016 at 12:35 pm

  4. Wonderful

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    April 5, 2016 at 4:29 pm

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