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The importance of bees cannot be overstated, but so many reports say they are in decline, mainly because of agricultural pesticides.

This healthy “bug” was captured in a botanical garden in Vancouver, called the Van Dusen Gardens, using my Nikon D300 and Nikkor 200 mm f4 micro lens, hand held.

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If I could live my life to live over, I would be a biologist because nature provides me with such joy and passion. I am able to capture and share my experiences in nature with good camera gear, and through the medium of RedBubble. I hope you enjoy my work capturing scenes from nature.

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  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    Wonderfully captured!

  • Thank you, Kimberly.

    – David Friederich

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    A stunning macro capture David. Love it. Don.

  • Thank you, Don.

    – David Friederich

  • jesika
    jesikaover 4 years ago

    They are certainly not declining in MY tiny garden, but many gardeners would say my chaotic insect friendly few feet are an untidy & unkempt mess. Insects love it and that’s what I want.
    A lovely image, David.

  • Oh good for you for being able to attract many insects. I wish I could say that bees, moths, and butterflies were not declining here. I watch the farmer’s spraying their fields, and wonder how anything survives. Thank you, Jesika.

    – David Friederich

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 4 years ago

  • babybird1937
    babybird1937over 4 years ago

    Your bee is just perfect David. Yes, bees are on the decline. Usually we would have alot of bees during the summer but this year there are only a few, same with spiders, grasshoppers, butterfly’s, etc. I had to hunt very hard to find the butterfly yesterday. We went to the state park close by and only saw that one and a black butterfly among all of the flowers along the roads. We desperately need all of these especially the bees for pollenation. Scares me.

  • The situation is not quite so bad here, Glenda, but I am sure it is only a matter of a short time before I will be able to say the same. Thank you for such an informative comment.

    – David Friederich

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