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An early bumble bee, Bombus pratorum on a scabious flower in my back yard in Blackburn, Lancashire.This is a small bee rarely seen from July onwards. It’s interesting to note that all the bees in my back yard are this sort and nearly all the ones at the front are carder bees with the occasional buff tailed or white tailed species. it must be something to do with the length of their tongues and their flower preferences. Taken with a canon 450D and canon 100mm in my back yard. Minimal processing in cs4.


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Almost retired,and a photography addict! I own a canon 7D and 5 canon lenses. I love playing in photoshop! I’m a fan of HDR if it isn’t too overdone.I also dabble in fractal art occasionally.

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  • Michael Degenhardt
    Michael Degenh...over 4 years ago

    Terrific macro, love the color of the flower as well, it’s a beautiful shot. Michael

  • That was quick!! My patience has been rewarded! I find bees so difficult to photograph as they are never still! Thanks for your comment.

    – inkedsandra

  • Leon A.  Walker
    Leon A. Walkerover 4 years ago


  • Thanks Leon.

    – inkedsandra

  • GolemAura
    GolemAuraover 4 years ago

    you know you can pet bumbles if you are very very careful… They have to be totally phazed out collecting nectar and you can approach them and then gently stroke them between the wings… gently (if you get stung you did it wrong LOL)

    Excellent capture.. the color combo is FANTASTIC!!!

  • Wow, thanks a lot for your lovely comment. Maybe i wont try it…got stung last year!!

    – inkedsandra

  • Edge-of-dreams
    Edge-of-dreamsover 4 years ago

    Stunning !!

  • Thanks.. a decent bee pic at last!!

    – inkedsandra

  • Pagly4u
    Pagly4uover 4 years ago

    The Colour is so Vibrant…the little Bee so cute…wonderful Capture…….

  • Thanks, they are colourful bees.

    – inkedsandra

  • Shehan Fernando
    Shehan Fernandoover 4 years ago

    Nice capture!

  • Thanks a lot.

    – inkedsandra

  • Trevor Kersley
    Trevor Kersleyover 4 years ago

    excellent macro Sandra

  • Thanks Trevor

    – inkedsandra

  • sandraharris10
    sandraharris10over 4 years ago

    Super shot Sandra, I had scabious last year….bee magnets !!!

  • Thanks..only this type are visiting at the moment!!

    – inkedsandra

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerover 4 years ago


  • Thanks Tara

    – inkedsandra

  • Eugenio
    Eugenioover 4 years ago

    FANTASTIC WORK !!!!!!!!

  • Thanks a lot Eugenio

    – inkedsandra

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