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A leaf cutter bee

Here is a shot of a leaf cutter bee I took a couple of weeks ago the day I went away on Holiday. It is a newly hatched bee I suspect from last years nesting inthis part of my house wall

Leafcutter-bee by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: A leaf cutter bee

Super shot Alf.
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Re: A leaf cutter bee

nice work Alf
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Re: A leaf cutter bee

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Super shot Alf.
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nice work Alf
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I have carried this shot around Canada for over 2 weeks waiting to see it on my computer I was chuffed just to capture it as they are very shy and usually back away as you aproach but I got several shots in.
I am not a facebook user myself but it nice to see the shot shown by springwatch.

Shot with the latest mod to my diffuser.

I have carried this shot around Canada for over 2 weeks waiting to see it on my computer I was chuffed just to capture it as they are very shy and usually back away as you aproach but I got several shots in.
I am not a facebook user myself but it nice to see the shot shown by springwatch and on Explore on flickr in the same day.
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Re: A leaf cutter bee

Hi there Alf!

Congratulations on getting that shot, and also congratulations on making it on Springwatch and Flickr explore. I would have been going mad trying to get to a suitable computer if I thought I had something like that in my camera.

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Re: A leaf cutter bee

Excellent shot. Do you mind having those stingy things living in your walls (I take it they're not terribly aggressive)? I must admit, I'd be a bit nervous (the nest of rather aggressive wasps we had at our place, a few years back, couldn't go fast enough).
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Hi there Alf!

Congratulations on getting that shot, and also congratulations on making it on Springwatch and Flickr explore. I would have been going mad trying to get to a suitable computer if I thought I had something like that in my camera.

Cheers,

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Excellent shot. Do you mind having those stingy things living in your walls (I take it they're not terribly aggressive)? I must admit, I'd be a bit nervous (the nest of rather aggressive wasps we had at our place, a few years back, couldn't go fast enough).
Not at all agressive in fact quite shy really bees on the whole are not at all agressive. Bees eat pollen/nectar from flowers.

http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/leaf-cutter-bee

Wasps on the other hand can be agressive as they hunters, common wasps are very agressive late in the season when the workers are no longer needed by the colony and they get a bit drunk on fruit.

Most will leave you alone whne they are busy working.
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Re: A leaf cutter bee

I love that Alf, a beautiful shot as well as being technically excellent.
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I love that Alf, a beautiful shot as well as being technically excellent.
Thanks glad you like it.
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Re: A leaf cutter bee

Excellent detail in that shot!!
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Excellent detail in that shot!!
Thanks Rob.
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