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while watching miukumauku exploring the balcony today, i also saw some bees, and took some macro photos:

comments.

anne wrote on august 22, 2012 at 06:22:

Wow, I’m seriously impressed by your macro! You can even see the pollen in detail!

felix wrote on august 22, 2012 at 09:40:

thanks :) i would like to make some even better macros, but for that i need a tripod and not even the slightest wind… especially the latter was missing yesterday, and i had to delete around 95% of the shots.

Kornel wrote on september 02, 2012 at 19:34:

Great pictures, but I can’t find the bees… ;P
These are hoverflies. And yes they look similar to bees and they would be proud if they knew that their mimicry has fooled you! :) Also it is more important that it fools their predators.

felix wrote on september 02, 2012 at 19:40:

interesting. thanks a lot kornel! :) my knowledge of bees and bee-like animals is not very profound… they definitely fooled me.

Kornel wrote on september 02, 2012 at 19:44:

But at least your English is better than mine… “Also” fooled me, when I wanted to write “Although”… :)

felix wrote on september 02, 2012 at 19:48:

welcome to the world of false friends ;-)