• Merlin Selvan
  • Category Insects, Wild Tamil Nadu

Our homes are not only home for us, but also for many other tiny creatures. Like this beautiful “Leaf-cutter Bee” carrying small pieces of leaves to build her nest. The hole in the top is nothing but a window lock hole in my home. I observed this bee visiting this hole very often and I set myself with camera focusing on the hole. After about 15 mins she returned with some leaves and stuffed it inside the hole. For first few minutes she was bothered about my presence, but after that she got used to me and just continued her work. It was very tough to nail focus on a flying bee even though she flew very slowly. Just managed to get 3 or 4 ok shots from the occasion. Then I just left the spot, didn’t want to disturb her more. 😁
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Pollachi, Tamilnadu, India.
May, 2019.
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Exif:
For all 3 shots:
Canon EOS 7D
Canon 100mm Macro
f/10
1/250
ISO-320
Diffused flash fired.

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