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Andrena clarkella #2

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 27 March 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The same species as yesterday's picture: Andrena clarkella (Mining bee sp. / Zwart-rosse zandbij). This female fully crawled out of the nest, warming up to fly away, searching for a new load of pollen.

Schilde (Be) - 25/03/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/160 second F/11.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Echt supermooi! Echt aandoenlijk als je hem zo in het groot ziet. Prachtige kleuren.

27 Mar 2010 7:21am

@Photome: Dank je. Ik heb de kolonie eerder bij toeval ontdekt, maar er een hele poos bij gebleven. Het is wachten tot ze uit hun holletje kruipen. Aangezien het onder de grond nog net iets kouder is, moeten deze bijtjes zich eerst enkele minuten verder opwarmen voor ze echt kunnen uitvliegen. Van dat moment heb ik gebruik gemaakt om deze foto te maken. Maak er een mooi weekend van !

Florence from Paris, France

Massive bug ! Extra macro, love these sharp details.

27 Mar 2010 7:45am

@Florence: Thank you, Florence. I was impressed too when I saw these bees.

dang from Atlanta, United States

Stunning shot of a spectacular specimen. She's a real beauty.

27 Mar 2010 9:52am

@dang: Thank you ! Most insects are beautys when you look at them closely - but you know that more than anyone else I think :-) I'm always impressed by the incredible details you can see in a good macro (as yours !). I'm glad these images worked out very well. Have a nice weekend !

Jean-Michel from Herstal, Belgium

Stunning macro shot. I like it.
Have a nice day.

27 Mar 2010 10:34am

@Jean-Michel: Thank you very much for your visit and your comment, Jean-Michel.
Nice weekend !

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Nicely done, Johan. The whole body is in focus and the background is blurred.

28 Mar 2010 2:19am

@Julie Brown: Thanks, Julie. Still trying to master this kind of photos. Think this one worked out well.

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

She is clearly focused from antennae tip to wing tip, perfect 5+++ Johan. This is a spectacular photo!

28 Mar 2010 3:25am

@Self-Indulgence: Thank you very much, Kristen. I Appreciate your stars :-)

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Oh beautiful, her hair looks so great! Spot on macro!

28 Mar 2010 10:06am

@daniela scharnowski: I guess she came right from the hairdressers :-) Woman ! :-p

Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤ from Brecht, Belgium

Zow die is haarscherp, prachtig, ik hou van bijen, hommels etc... Ik heb dan ook bijvriendelijke en vlinder vriendelijke, bomen/bloemen in de thuin

28 Mar 2010 10:24am

@Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤: Dan verwacht ik in de komende maanden uiteraard een hoop prachtige insectbeelden van je he ....
Groetjes !

Canon EOS 400D
1/160 second
ISO 200
150 mm