Red shanked carder bee,Bombus ruderarius. by inkedsandra

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Another first for me,I saw this drone red shanked carder bee in Blackburn,lancashire uk. Id verified byth Bumblebee conservation trust it is a rare bee that is a UK BAP listed species. Note the red hairs on its legs. Threse hairs distinguish it from the red tailed bumble bee whose hairs are black.I was very excited when I spotted this and couldn’t believe my eyes.
Taken with a canon 450D and a canon 100mm macro lens. Processed in cs4.

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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  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Beautiful colour and capture Sandra

  • Thanks Trudi :-))

    – inkedsandra

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 4 years ago

    Wonderful macro.. you are the specialist!!!

  • You are too kind my dear Anna…un bacio

    – inkedsandra

  • sandraharris10
    sandraharris10over 4 years ago

    I am learning so much about them from you Sandra ! Very nice bee ;-)

  • Glad to be of use!! Thanks

    – inkedsandra

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

    Stunning Sandra!

  • Thanks Mia

    – inkedsandra

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 4 years ago

    8/29/10 one a day

  • Thanks

    – inkedsandra

  • fezoj64
    fezoj64over 4 years ago
    Beautiful capture ! Wonderful macro . ..Jozef
  • Thanks Josef

    – inkedsandra

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 4 years ago

    Wonderful details and colours Sandra!

  • Thankjs shaun

    – inkedsandra

    WOBBLYMOLover 4 years ago

    great macro Sandra, i see quite a few round here. great shot

  • Thanks Loraine. Are you sure the ones you see are not red tailed bumble bees, these look the same except for the red hairs on the legs. They are rare and this is the only one i have ever seen.

    – inkedsandra

  • rasim1
    rasim1over 4 years ago

    Excellent shot.

  • Thanks Rasim

    – inkedsandra

  • rasim1
    rasim1over 4 years ago

    This flower must be veronica.

  • Yes, it’s a hebe a type of veronica.

    – inkedsandra

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