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Stone Mountain Bumble Bee by Gene Walls

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My Mom’s flower garden, which is always beautifully kept, was looking especially pretty this fall. Countless bumble bees were finding my mother’s flowers absolutely irresistible. This handsome worker was completely unaware of my presence (or unconcerned) …even though my macro lens was nearly on top of him.

I am not exaggerating when I say that there were literally hundreds of bees covering this bush. I actually had a tough time isolating one subject for this shot. Almost all of my photos had groups of bees within the frame, but I was trying to capture one lone specimen …here he is.

This true 1:1 macro photo was captured in Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA, on September 14th, 2012. It was taken with a Canon EOS 30D camera body, through a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens. The aperture was set to f/7.1 with a shutter speed of 1/250 second @ ISO 100. A Manfrotto tripod and head were used, with a remote shutter release cable. The mirror was locked up to prevent camera shake. The image was slightly cropped, but is otherwise untouched.

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© 2012 Gene Walls

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Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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Comments

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Ray!

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,
    .

  • Thanks a bunch, Ann!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture.

  • Thank you very kindly, Joy!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much for Featuring this shot in “Closeups in Nature”, Ray! This kind honor is greatly appreciated!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroabout 2 years ago

    Outstanding macro! Marvelous!

  • Thanks for your very enthusiastic compliment, Glenn! Much appreciated!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • CanyonWind
  • This kind honor is deeply appreciated, Pop’s! Thank you very much for Featuring this image in the group!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 2 years ago

    Wow!

  • Thanks a lot, John!

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you very kindly, Maria!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisabout 2 years ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?

    CONGRATULATIONS…………. Johan
    See also the Permanent feature page

  • This is a wonderful honor, Johan! Thank you very kindly for Featuring this photo in “Insects, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies”! Greatly appreciated!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisabout 2 years ago


    Congratulations Gene with your Feature in
    Insects, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies!
    Excellent work and very well deserved!!!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Thanks a bunch, Jo!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • This is wonderful, Jo! I am sorry about my very late reply, but it was still great news none the less. Thank you so much for Featuring this shot in “insects, Buge and Creepy Crawlies”!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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