Tagged: apidae

What do we say to the god of bee stings?

Long-Horned Bee
Long-Horned Bee

Not today.

Okay, lame references to Game of Thrones aside, does anyone know what this bee is? I tried keying it out, but was very quickly intimidated by words like “fovea” and “vertex” … so I gave up to go make myself tea.

EDIT: John Ascher over at BugGuide IDed this for me as the long-horned bee Svastra obliqua. Have I gushed about how awesome BugGuide is? Because it really, really is.

Photo Details

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens on a Canon T1i Rebel
ISO 100 at f/20, 1/160 sec
Diffuse flash in whitebox
Image editing in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Honey Bee

I’m pretty sure that most normal people, upon finding that a bee has flown into their house, do not spend thirty minutes trying to catch it in order to take its picture.

Honey Bee
Honey Bee

She followed me home when I was bringing the dog back from her morning walk, so I caught her, then baited her with honey to take a few pictures before letting her go. Judging from those corbiculae, she had better places to be.


Photo Details
Konica Minolta Pro Automatic 35mm F2.8 Lens reverse-mounted on a Canon T1i Rebel
ISO 100 at f/22, 1/100 sec
Diffuse flash in whitebox
Image editing in Adobe Photoshop CS5