A Protruding Proboscis

A Protruding Proboscis

When you have a couple of particular favourite subjects that you love to take photographs of, it is hard to find a new angle but I like to strive to do something a bit different each time. That is why, when I took photographs of this bee at the Eden Project last week, I was really pleased to finally be able to capture the bee’s proboscis – or, as we know it better, her tongue. A bees’ tongue works like a straw. Of course, bee’s need long tongues so that they can reach down into the flower to collect the nectar. She unrolls her tongue, dips it into the flower and then sucks up the nectar like you would drink from a straw.

A Protuding Proboscis 2

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  1. September 8, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Brilliant detail! I don’t think I’ve managed to capture it so I’m really pleased to see these πŸ™‚ xox

  2. September 4, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    Wow Victoria this is incredible, did you shoot on sports mode, I cant believe how clear it is you have frozen it perfectly x

  3. September 4, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    Such a beautiful capture Victoria, love how you captured the bee in motion πŸ™‚

  4. September 4, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    Hi Victoria, now that is a fab photo with great detail! How did you manage to get the bee to stop still for you? It does get tricky trying to find new angles on familiar things, but I think you’ve done a mighty fine job with this one. The detail really is amazing.


    • September 4, 2016 / 5:53 pm

      Hi Debbie, thank you so much πŸ™‚ I just made sure that I had the camera on the fastest shutter speed possible and then on continuous shot mode took the photo. I am so pleased you like them x
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  5. September 4, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    Wow!! These are fantastic! Great shots, especially the amount of detail. I particularly love the flying up to photo! Incredible!#MySundayPhoto
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  6. September 4, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    Both so defined, amazing captures – especially the one inflight!

    • September 4, 2016 / 6:37 pm

      Thank you Karen πŸ™‚

  7. September 4, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    What an amazing capture! You must have had to be patient to capture the proboscis!

  8. fiona
    September 4, 2016 / 8:35 am

    Fabulous shots of bee on sweet pea.

  9. September 4, 2016 / 8:00 am

    What a beautiful flower. I hope you had a great time at the Eden Project

    Thank you for linking up

  10. September 4, 2016 / 7:51 am

    What a stunning little fella, you can even see the pollen on his legs. Such beautiful photos x

  11. September 4, 2016 / 12:10 am

    Fantastic detailing on the proboscis, Vicky. Definitely a shot to be proud of – and well spotted!

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