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A little Australian Native Stingless Bee (Trigona carbonaria), cleaning her long proboscis (a complex “tongue”), used to suck the nectar from flowers. These little bees are harmless to humans, which is a good thing, as to get this shot, at 5x, I had to put the lens right in her face.. Hehe!

Shot in the Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia. Flower is a native wildflower to the sandy areas, not sure of the name unfortunately.


black, yellow, super, portrait, macro, native, honey, tongue, bee, stingless, proboscis, 5x, australian, flower


  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulalmost 5 years ago

    WOW! One of the best macros I have seen!

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellalmost 5 years ago

    awesome capture!!

  • BigD
    BigDalmost 5 years ago


  • AngelPhotozzz
    AngelPhotozzzalmost 5 years ago

    Wow great close up!!

  • Lisa G. Putman
    Lisa G. Putmanalmost 5 years ago

    Outstanding, Adam! Gorgeous color and details!

  • Stephen Ruane
    Stephen Ruanealmost 5 years ago


  • TheFae
    TheFaealmost 5 years ago


  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 5 years ago

    Great macro

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonalmost 5 years ago

    Great Macro Adam, these little devils are tiny, a great job

  • SusanAdey
    SusanAdeyalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture.

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