Monday, 6 May 2013

Broomstick Bee

Always fun/frustrating trying to photograph insects in action and an Osmia bicolor flying in with stems to cover the formerly-empty snail shell in which she's provided food and laid an egg is one of the trickier ones. These are the best of about 100 attempts at Marston Vale Millennium Country Park today.

Spotting this action is fairly easy - just look for flying twigs attached to a dark blob. I now want to photograph a shell being provisioned...

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