The bees and the flowers

By: Arjen Drost

Apr 18 2010

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Category: insects, Macro, spring

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Focal Length:180mm
Shutter:1/200 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Mining bee

Last week I started with the chapter about bees, flowers and pollination in one of my classes at school. When we started discussing this, I realized I didn’t really have a picture of an insect with pollen attached to it. Today I went to Appelbergen again to see if I could find the first dragonflies and to take pictures of the Mining Bees. No dragonflies yet there, but the mining bees were very active. To my surprise they were three-coloured today, besides the grey and black there was also yellow. Apparently they had been eating nectar and had gotten some pollen as a bonus. This gave me the opportunity to make some nice pictures to show my 1st class pupils next week.


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