Okeeheelee Orchid Bee

Okeeheelee Orchid Bee by Roberto_Aloi
Okeeheelee Orchid Bee, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

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Taken on 6/2/12. Going through old photos to see what I may have missed. Love these bees which are plentiful in my immediate area.



Bashful by Roberto_Aloi
Bashful, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

Started my morning at Okeeheelee park where I found an upside down tortoise I initially thought was dead. Flipped her over and tried photographing bees and it was as if I was blamed for the misfortune of the tortoise.

Every flying insect was dive bombing me. I have been sneaking around bees with ninja-like precision for quite some time, but today I had a target on my back.

Not bitten, but something was definitely pissing them off. Maybe it’s my new deodorant? Tired of doing sprints I’m off to mounts botanical garden…

Green Hoverfly – Mid-flight

Green Hoverfly by Roberto_Aloi
Green Hoverfly, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

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Found this green hoverfly today. I am not entirely sure who was observing who. I stayed perfectly still other than maneuvering my camera and this fly seemed to follow me around; sometimes hovering only inches from my face.. I stayed with the subject for almost a half hour and I was gradually able to get closer and this is my best result. At this point I was only inches away as it hovered in the air. Subject moving, manually exposed, handheld…