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And Then She Flew Away

2012.06.05
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Buff Tailed Humble Bee, Bombus terrestris.

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When I came downstairs this morning Lin's first words to me were "don't shut the window". There, in the sill was a little bee; not moving.

I picked it up and held it for a while. It wasn't moving much but kept throwing funny shapes with its legs. It made no attempts to get away but didn't look very comfortable. After about 15-20 minutes I decided that I couldn't walk around all day with a bee on my finger all day so I tried to set her down. As I did she flew off. I saw that left on my hand were some long strings of what looked like spider's webs. My guess is that she'd got herself tangled in an old cobweb and needed a bit of time to clean it off.
13 Comments
DancingDolphin Amazing photos, Jon! Lucky she landed at YOUR house and not MINE! 8^)
DancingDolphin · 2012-06-05: 09:13
????? Wonderful set!
????? · 2012-06-05: 09:47
????? what details, great!
????? · 2012-06-05: 09:48
helys Great angles,
So beautiful textures, colors
Great focus, sharpness
Congrats
helys · 2012-06-05: 10:18
armando Great!
armando · 2012-06-05: 10:50
va000119 Lovely, sometimes they can run out of puff...so to speak, bit of sugar in water can fill their tanks again. :-))
va000119 · 2012-06-05: 10:53
kwibusje Wow this is amazing, so close!!!!
kwibusje · 2012-06-05: 11:23
gonia she is beautifull!
gonia · 2012-06-05: 11:29
girafferacing Wonderful close ups and a lovely story too - glad she got away safely
girafferacing · 2012-06-05: 14:28
LAZYWASP You should make a film .....(you have quessed already that it would be a B movie!!!) :)
LAZYWASP · 2012-06-05: 15:20
Annbramwell My hero, and saver of bees!!! She is lucky she landed on your window sill...
Annbramwell · 2012-06-06: 03:09
jennyLit wow amazing detail!!
jennyLit · 2012-06-06: 17:10
Ryana She can be happy she was at your house ...
What an amazing close up pictures!
Ryana · 2012-06-09: 10:33
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