And Then She Flew Away

by Jon Laysell June. 05, 2012 4814 views

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.

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Sandra Vermeulen 4 years, 11 months ago

She can be happy she was at your house ...
What an amazing close up pictures!

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 4 years, 11 months ago

wow amazing detail!!

4 years, 11 months ago Edited
Ann Garratty 4 years, 11 months ago

My hero, and saver of bees!!! She is lucky she landed on your window sill...

4 years, 11 months ago Edited
Paul 4 years, 11 months ago

You should make a film .....(you have quessed already that it would be a B movie!!!) :)

4 years, 11 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 4 years, 11 months ago

Wonderful close ups and a lovely story too - glad she got away safely

4 years, 11 months ago Edited
Gonia 4 years, 11 months ago

she is beautifull!

4 years, 11 months ago Edited
Astrid 4 years, 11 months ago

Wow this is amazing, so close!!!!

4 years, 11 months ago Edited
Vivienne 4 years, 11 months ago

Lovely, sometimes they can run out of puff...so to speak, bit of sugar in water can fill their tanks again. :-))

4 years, 11 months ago Edited
Armando 4 years, 11 months ago

Great!

4 years, 11 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 4 years, 11 months ago

Great angles,
So beautiful textures, colors
Great focus, sharpness
Congrats

4 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jacki 4 years, 11 months ago

Amazing photos, Jon! Lucky she landed at YOUR house and not MINE! 8^)

4 years, 11 months ago Edited
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