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As Close as I Want to Get by Scott Mitchell

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I dont do bugs. I couldnt resist this one, though. He was HUGE, and allowed me to take a few photos while he was doin his bee-thing. However, apparently, I pissed him off, his wings opened, and he took flight, right at my face. I am SO glad I had the camera strap around my wrist because I dropped the camera and started swinging (and yes, I screamed like a little child – my roommate thought it was quite comical, and remembering it now, it WAS pretty funny.) Nonetheless, it still creeped me out. I will never EVER be an insect photographer. shudders And can we talk about all that back-hair?? Wow.

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  • Ron Hannah
    Ron Hannahover 3 years ago

    Face The Fear! You did really good with this one!! Excellent work!

  • Thank you, Ron, but no. I dont want to face the fear. LOL. I’d rather avoid it. ha ha

    – Scott Mitchell

  • Jessica Hooper
    Jessica Hooperover 3 years ago

    great job with this!

  • Many thanks, Jessica!!

    – Scott Mitchell

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    impressive and beautiful image

  • Thanks Martina! This took some guts to do this. LOL

    – Scott Mitchell

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 3 years ago

    Superb capture here Scottt !! xoxo

  • Awe, my sweet Anna! Thank you, darlin!! xox

    – Scott Mitchell

  • Kathilee
    Kathileeover 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture Scott!

  • Oh, Kathi, what I went thru to get this shot. LOL. Thank you, dear!! xx

    – Scott Mitchell

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieover 3 years ago

    Great shot! funny story, too. lol

  • Thank you so much, Sheri! This is quite an honor!!

    – Scott Mitchell

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 3 years ago

    LMAO at your description…because I would do the same thing!!! FABULOUS SHOT! XOXOXOXXOXOXO

  • LOL!!! It was quite a triumph for me to get this close!! Thanks honey!!

    – Scott Mitchell

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosover 3 years ago

    An excellent capture Scott,

  • Thanks so much, john!

    – Scott Mitchell

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 3 years ago

    Awesome shot and great story !!!!

  • Thanks, Renee! Its totally tru!! LOL

    – Scott Mitchell

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 3 years ago

    Congrats on your feature of the beautiful bee … looks like a slow moving lovely big Bumblebee … the “fur” is lovely and soft to stroke :)

  • Thank you so much for that lovely comment, Trish!!!

    – Scott Mitchell

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