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Blue-banded bee

There it goes! Driving me insane … I’m not satisfied with ‘normal’ bees now.
Sent from the Nokia Lumia 520, cropped.

I’ve found a great website giving hints on how to photograph them (as well as other info). Number one ingredient is patience. I’ve already worked out one needs to lay in wait at one flower and hope they land on it! I’ll try the camera and a tripod, I guess.


I started blogging in an effort to keep the old brain cells alive. I'm writing a fantasy series, I take more MOOCs than I can handle, and am trying to get my Nikon D3000 off auto. I live in Victoria, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Vika.

10 thoughts on “Blue-banded bee

  1. Christine, you don’t need hints for your photography, you do a damn good job of it. The bees are amazing, didn’t know there were so many different ones. Will have to call you the “Bee Lady” from now on.

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    1. Thanks Sue. ❤ I swear there were about 6 or 7 different types in the one plant today. Apparently we have about 160 different native bees and new ones are being discovered still.


    1. Native, M-R. I mentioned them in the teddy-bear bee post. They are close cousins, this one isn’t as big as the teddybear one, but still bigger than the European honey bee we are used to seeing.

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  2. I had no idea you had so many different bees. Not that many years ago, we had warnings our bee population was decreasing. The price of honey shot UP.

    You don’t need any book to tell YOU how to take picture, Christine. You already are a natural. ^^’ 😛

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