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Celeste Mookherjee

Long Beach, United States

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This little guy looked like just another bee who would be here and gone in a flash, but he explored the daisy, mostly with his back to me. And then he slowly turned, and I could see one incredible green eye and then both as he seemed to be staring down my lens. Photographers live for moments like this! (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 300mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec., ISO 100, early afternoon filtered sun, handheld)

NOTE: After much research (because I was told by an RB group host that this is not a bee but a bee mimic or fly), I believe I’ve narrowed the identification down to a particular member of the Tribe Eucerini (long-horned bees): Svastra obliqua or Svastra obliqua expurgata.

Top 10 in “Little creatures and flowers” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (August 2016)
Top 10 in “Bugs/Animals on White Flowers” challenge in Bugs and Animals on Flowers/Foliage in Macro group (December 2013)

Featured in All God’s Creatures (20 May 2015)
Featured in We Sell Art…Best of the best art (12 May 2015)
Featured in Closeups in Nature (10 May 2015)

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