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Apis mellifera Usually I have to shoot dozens of photos to get a flying insect focused in mid air, but this one was one of two shots, one blurred and this one...pure luck! :-D Apis mellifera,Europe,Geotagged,Insect,Macro,Portugal,Western honey bee,Winter,apis mellifera,bee,bug,flying Click/tap to enlarge

Apis mellifera

Usually I have to shoot dozens of photos to get a flying insect focused in mid air, but this one was one of two shots, one blurred and this one...pure luck! :-D

    comments (8)

  1. Impressive and very well done! Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you so much Christine ^_^ Posted one month ago
  2. Love it! Posted one month ago
    1. So glad you like it Ferdy :-D Posted one month ago
  3. Completely frozen at 1/2400s Posted one month ago
    1. Exactly, they move so fast it's hard to keep up with them ^_^ Posted one month ago
  4. Love the composition here, the negative space - the viewpoint from such a tiny insect coming up to a large flower. Posted one month ago
    1. I really aprecciate your kind words Ruth, thanks :-) Posted one month ago

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The western honey bee or European honey bee is the most common of the 7–12 species of honey bee worldwide. The genus name ''Apis'' is Latin for "bee", and ''mellifera'' is the Latin for "honey-bearing", referring to the species' production of honey.

Species identified by Flavio
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Uploaded Aug 27, 2021. Captured Mar 20, 2021 15:56 in Unnamed Road, 8700 Olhão, Portugal.
  • X-T20
  • f/4.8
  • 1/2400s
  • ISO200
  • 200mm