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    Default Re: Beauty is in the eye of the BEE-holder

    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster15 View Post
    They come out ok Shan, but a zoom lens is better for my needs. Most of my discus shots are taken with a tamron 28-75 2.8 I really love that lens for tank shots.

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    I agree with Al on the zoom lens. It lets you close lens wise to the subject but able to stay a distance away so you do not disturb your subject.
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    My kids got me leaf cutter be house and larvae. Haven't seen a honey bee or bumble up here outside of Boston for years.
    Beautiful images

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    I have several neighbors who have bee hives around me and it's truly amazing the work those little guys do. If you have seen a bee hive from the inside it's unreal.

    I should have my first hive come next spring.

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    leaf cutter bee

    leaf cutter bee
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    wow!!!
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    Default Re: Beauty is in the eye of the BEE-holder

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    My kids got me leaf cutter be house and larvae. Haven't seen a honey bee or bumble up here outside of Boston for years.
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    Thats really Sad Andy...Honey bees have taken a pounding from parasites and pesticides over the last few decades. I read that compared to last year, this year looks to be a good year for Honey bees.. My yard is like an oasis here. All the yards around meare monotype grass lawns... no weeds etc. Right now my yard is a sea of clover, and I have planted a ton of Cone Flowers, Milkweed and Chicory. The yard also has Rose of Sharon everywhere. To my Neighbors It probably looks liek an eyesore... but to the Bees, bugs and Birds its Probably a well needed all day and night Diner.

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    I've seen so little of the world Ricardo, that would be one really long list! But tops would the critters on the Galapagos islands and New Zealand. For more realistic goals..theres a small endangered turtle called a bog turtle here in CT. Ive tried for years to see one and take pics.. never have.
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    Default Re: Beauty is in the eye of the BEE-holder

    Great Pics Al! What are you using for a camera body?

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    Great Pics Al! What are you using for a camera body?
    Thankyou! Im a Pentax user.. Currently my digital cameras are Pentax K3... the k3 is a cropped sensor camera with 24 mpixels..its an "older" camera that came out in 2013. It meets all my needs though at this point. Lens vary from Pentax to sigma and tamron.
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    Bees are in real trouble. 10 years ago I had 2 hives that did well for a while and in 3 days lost all of the bees despite
    prescribed treatments. Tried again with the same results, gave up.
    In re: to bog turtles. I was always interested in turtles especially box turtles.
    A long time ago,[ 45 years] I heard of a colony of bog turtles at the Audubon sanctuary in Ct.
    I think in was in Westport,north of the parkway but not sure. You might want to check that out.
    I went there and there were a lot of turtles, mostly spotted.
    The bog turtle is protected and if you find one your supposed to report it to the DEEP and, not tell
    anybody where it is.
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    Default Re: Beauty is in the eye of the BEE-holder

    My neighbor has honey bees. I would love to give it a try again but I have enough on my plate already. No way I would try to photograph one. I have a good camera. I just don't have the camera smarts.
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    Default Re: Beauty is in the eye of the BEE-holder

    Al your bee pictures are wonderful!!! Pat so are yours. You both sure know your photography!

    About honey bees here in eastern NC, we used to have them all over the area, now I never see a single one in my large flower gardens. In our 5 years here, not a single one. But we do have bumble bees, wasps, mason bees and tons of Japanese Beetles right now. There are many people with hives making honey to sell around this area, don't know where they get the bees. BTW, I never use any kind of insecticide in my garden. Except for fire ant killer. That is a necessity.
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    Default Re: Beauty is in the eye of the BEE-holder

    When I was much younger, my mother would not allow me to go outdoors without shoes due to the honeybees. I would spend summers observing them. I rarely see one now. I am nearer the city limits but I have noted this absence in other locations. Sad.

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