Keystone species

Bees are disappearing fast, as a keystone species that help our food to be pollinated is a dangerous thought of them going missing from our lives, therefore Mon...
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Bees are disappearing fast, as a keystone species that help our food to be pollinated is a dangerous thought of them going missing from our lives, therefore Monsanto will get to use there chemicals to do-it, there chemicals are causing them to die -off
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Badgrandad PRO
Badgrandad September 23, 2015
I like bumblebees and this would be the carder bee (Bombus pascuorum) in the UK and builds its nest on the ground with moss. Not sure if it is the same species where you are?
Mother_Nature September 28, 2015
Hello Badgrandad I live In Canada-Just saw this Comment, sorry I did not see this response, The UK and Canada are fairly on the same page, am sure the Common Bumble Bee are the same, I hope they are not dying-off over there as fast as there are here, Its very sad people dont Like bugs in there gardens, Thats just SAD, it kills what feeds us, And some still dont "Get-it" they would rather have a bug free garden then Food, they will soon go "whoops"
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mcampi December 02, 2015
This is a master piece. What kind of a lens did you use? The detail is just awesome .
Mother_Nature December 02, 2015
Honestly Mark, It looks like my "Kit Lens" I gave away, I do have a nice wide angle 14-24 but focal length is showing 55, Thank you very Kindly
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eelcovanroden December 08, 2015
Love the POV!
Mother_Nature December 08, 2015
Thank you Eelco--Much appreciate your comment
Mother_Nature January 26, 2016
Thank you for the kind comment Jog
brid77 February 03, 2016
Monsanto equals murder. Great macro. Stunning!
Mother_Nature February 03, 2016
Thank you brid, YES, that is the equation
Mother_Nature February 15, 2016
Thank you Robert
mjhousto June 10, 2016
Amazing macro shot,Doug! You've done a great job capturing the details and colors.
FredBlundell April 29, 2017
Superb artistry!
Merlot May 03, 2017
kathyk_abq May 16, 2017
Congratulations on your finalist award, Doug - this is stunning! :)
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trainwoman May 23, 2017
Congratulations on your finalist finish in macro contest
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catherinethompson June 25, 2017
Fabulous macro - love it.
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Hood Jan 02
Fantastic detail!!
Mother_Nature Jan 03
Hello Bad Grandad. I am in Canada (Ontario) close to London in Watford.Golf courses are still using chemicals and fertilizers that kill off Bumble bees. 80% of Bumble bees have died. (Better polinators than honey bees.What part of The UK Do you hail frommy friend?
Mother_Nature Jan 03
Thank you for comments evryone, I respect and admire Nature Lovers. :)ite a comment
siandvi Feb 06
Pls enter this for the humble bumble challenge
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bobbytaylor71 May 15
Incredible close-up in your face capture ... Awesome detail ... Skillfully captured. Congrats on your award.

Behind The Lens

This Image was taken early in the morning on the Side of Lake Ontario. I am a Hobbyist that enjoy,s Mother Nature and Photography. Most of my Captures are from Hamilton Harbour.
Each day I traverse the Harbourfront Trail and into Cootes Paradise. I am always out before Sunrise to take advantage of the Golden Hour this image was 1/2 hour after sunrise/Direct.
Natural Lighting.(Golden Hour)
Nikon D90----Lens----Nikon DX- AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm 1:3-5.6G ED
I like to Document issues within Species.Invasive plants, Endangered Species - The Keystone Species "The Humble Bee" Has had an uphill battle.Neonics threaten The Ecosystem and by preserving what we have now, may help later.
I prefer Natural images for wild species. For this image Vignetting, that is it.
In my camera bag
I like to have a Kicker Camera (D90) and my Nikon D7100. Three lens, One : Close ups, Two Distance and Wide Angle Glass. Extra Battery, Small tripod, Liquid air, and Filters. Hiking is my favorite pastime and Exploring Nature.
(Be Patient) is my best advice. I have an idea for what I want before I turn the Camera "ON" Take many images of Subject--only RAW format Take advantage of the Golden Hour (1/2 hour after sun rises) , As soon as wildflowers bloom, and be like a hunter with a lens. I prefer to be by myself, have missed many captures otherwise. I always look in distance for movement to find Herons, or Large flying Raptors. Remember where and when I saw certain birds in every area--use a notepad. Look for Bait fish--this is where the Rare Birds can show up on migration North. Know your Subject, the habits. By being outdoors at least an Hour a day. Happy Shooting.

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