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May 2, 2009 @ 5:52 pm | Filed under: ,

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    Helen says:

    Dear Melissa – what a beautiful photos! This buzzing monster is called a Carpenter Bee – is really harmles and beautiful and good for your garden.
    And it is terribly hiperactive – so to catch her on the photo like you did is VERY HARD to do!! Believe me, I know!
    You did a great job!
    Hugs to you & Gang –
    Helen

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    Melissa Wiley says:

    Ooh, I *wondered* if that was a carpenter bee! Because of its size. We had them in Virginia but they were colored differently—had some yellow on them. I guess the species in California is all black?

    Thanks for the encouragement, Helen! I’m even more excited about those pictures now. 🙂

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    Helen says:

    Dear Melissa – yes they are ALL black & shiny. A bit of yellow you’ll find on Bumblebee – same size like Carpenter, but more fuzzy.
    Look at my site under “Buzzing in the Sun” – “Other Bees”, and “Bumblebees”.
    And keep on taking these photos – Melissa!
    They are great – I love your “Winking Sunflower”, too:)
    A bit of advice for photographing flying bees & such: set up your camera for continuos shutter.
    Helen

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    Anna says:

    You did it!