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Whilst perusing my back yard, I stumbled across a bee barely clinging to life and ready to be devoured by a colony of marauding ants. I decided to pick up the near lifeless creature and place it on a small flower. To my surprise, she began to feed on the pollen and I decided to pounce on the opportunity to capture this event. More so to my surprise was the length of her proboscis and how it functions. This is what I saw through my lens.
Nikon D300 with Nikkor 200mm micro lens.