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Archive for January, 2012

More Native Beauties

Posted by Darren on January 26, 2012

I just can’t go past taking a shot of these native bees.  They are just everywhere at the moment and many can be found at rest which makes for some fantastic photo opportunities.

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Native Beauties

Posted by Darren on January 21, 2012

Australian Native Bees are everywhere at the moment,  far outnumbering the honey bees in my garden.  If you can catch them at rest, this is your only chance to get a shot of these very fast little bees.  Often in the low light you will find them roosting in a position that seems unique to the native bees.  They will bite onto the end of a flower or twig with their jaws while tucking their legs under their body.  I have no idea of the species of these two bees as there are numerous species in the area.  Please feel free to provide an ID if you can.

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