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.

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Bashful

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…

Bumblebee Closeup

Bumblebee Closeup 2, originally uploaded by madcalabrian.

I have finally taken a bumblebee photo that I am satisfied with. My goal was to photograph them at 1:1 macro level and because of their frequent stops between flowers it has been difficult. It took me over a month of weekly photography trips to get this shot. It’s one of my favorites because of the effort that was put forth.