A Green Bee ???

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by sbuttrick, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. I shot this Bee this afternoon while walking around the garden with the D2X. I grabbed a couple of shots handheld and was surprised I got anything worth keeping. I have never seen a bug that looks like this guy.

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    Nikkor 105mm Micro at 1/90 @ f8; ISO 200; image is near a 100% crop.
     
  2. awesome Scott!! handheld?????
    it is a Virescent Green Metallic Bee according to my field guide.
    Great work.
     
  3. Thanks Dave, believe me I got lucky capturing anything usable. Thanks also for indentifing the little critter.
     
  4. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Unreal capture
     
  5. Cute little green critter! You really captured the metallic qualities of his coat (fur or hair, not sure).
     
  6. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Beautiful shot. Lucky or not, you got it :>)))))
     
  7. Woah, that is a very pretty and unusual specimen. I have never seen one like it. Excellent capture.
     
  8. JeffKohn

    JeffKohn

    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Nice capture. Never seen one of those before.
     
  9. Fantastic capture - he is absolutely covered in pollen - makes me want to sneeze !

    I find handheld is about the only way I can capture anything, but I have to use a flash to get enough light.
     
  10. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Fantastic; unreal; incredible.... 8)

    Hard to improve on those adjectives, but they all describe this shot Scott. Great capture. :wink:
     
  11. Awesome Scott!

    Martin
     
  12. Thanks everyone for the kind comments.
     
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