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At 6:59 am Helen said:
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 –
At 8:12 am Melissa Wiley said:
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. 🙂
At 4:34 pm Helen said:
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.
At 3:02 pm Anna said:
You did it!
At 11:04 am I Know, I Know… — Here in the Bonny Glen said:
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