My photos of the natural world's inhabitants, juxtaposed with what I've discovered about them.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Bad bee photos
Took some quick snaps of the variety of native bees visiting some flowering Angophora bakeri yesterday morning. Nothing I was really too proud of in the bunch, but I thought I'd share a few of the photos anyway. My main problems were lack of sharpness (too much sunlight - so the flash no longer froze the motion of the bees and camera shake) and lack of good poses (well that's what I get for spending so little time on the job).
The only IDs I'll attempt are: No. 3: Lipotriches sp. No. 4: Yellow-spot bee (family Colletidae, Amphylaeus, Hylaeus or Meroglossa sp.) plus one of the red bees, Lasioglossum sp. a Homalictus species, possibly H. brisbanensis.
Camera batteries are charged and I'll have another go when the weather fines up.