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« on: February 27, 2008, 04:36:37 PM »

Feel free to add other upclose/macro shots that you have taken.
We took these yesterday and a couple are from last fall.
Thanks for checking them out and please share your own photos!












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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008, 07:37:12 PM »

Hey,
those are really cooool!
 I just ordered a Tamron 90 for my D-50 to shoot macro...took me several weeks to decide between the sigma 105 and the Tamron.(Does THAT statement sound professional?) Fact of the matter is, I was waiting for my tax refund..I should get the lens any day now. Really tho, I DID have to do a lot of homework and decision making prior to selecting a macro lens. Yeh, i like pics of little things and along with my bees theres tons of stuff where i live that creep around my feet that i dont know about!
your friend,
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008, 09:09:07 PM »

Heres a community frame cleaning!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008, 10:21:06 PM »

Good luck with the new camera! Be sure to post pics when you get some too!!

And wow, I'm glad I decided to click on the picture...GREAT detail!
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008, 02:38:40 AM »

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Heres a community frame cleaning!...

He, he, when food is found everybody is "brother"...Nice community of wolves and sheeps.

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008, 09:15:20 AM »







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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008, 01:14:54 PM »

Great pictures JP, can you explain the second and third one?
is that outside or inside a hive?
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2008, 07:18:41 PM »

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc66/mercedestookit/bees/beeee016.jpg

You can see the tongues on these bees, they're drinking their sugar water.
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2008, 07:50:00 PM »

2nd is a closeup of a removal I did inside a soffit, 3rd is of a swarm trap that built comb on the outside of the trap.





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« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008, 08:21:54 AM »

BabyPhatt455.  I think that you are confused about what you are seeing in JP's pictures of the honeycomb.  I was too once, not that long ago. I have only seen comb that is built inside the hive, on frames.  When bees build comes without frames that is how combs are naturally built.  I didn't know that until I saw the comb that was being built in the cutouts that members have been posting pictures about.  Sounds kind of dumb I know.  But unless you see comb that is built naturally, one has no clue what it really looks like in nature. 

It looks so different than the comb that we see built inside a colonly on the frames.

Is that what you meant BabyPhatt455?  I wasn't sure, but I think that is what your question was.  There are lots of pictures of these huge like 5 to 6 feet long combs that the bees have built in walls and roof sofits, etc. on this forum, you should go and have a look at some of them, just for fun, it will rock your socks, I know it sure did mine.  I was astounded at how it actually looked, built naturally.  Have a wonderful and beautifully awesome day.  Cindi
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« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2008, 12:01:22 PM »

yeah thats what i was talking about.
ive only seen natural comb inside of clear big jars.
thanks you for explaining it to me.
have a nice day aswell, and weekend!
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2008, 03:58:06 PM »

Very cool photos. I lik'em a lot. A handful of members have emailed such great photos which I use for educational purposes. Kids are blown away by the macro shots as a general rule. awesome educational tool.
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2008, 09:11:44 AM »

here are my shots




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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2008, 09:13:37 AM »

Super Dave, all that can be said is wow!!!  Those are some really really good pictures, nice job!!  Have a beautiful and wonderfully great day, Cindi
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2008, 10:07:50 AM »

Now that's getting close Dave!!!!


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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2008, 12:33:39 PM »

WOW!!! I gotta buy a Macro for our photos!
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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2008, 12:49:00 PM »

Beautiful amazing creature!!  Wish everyone could look at them like this & appreciate the beauty!
Have a great day!
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