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Photo#58014
Megachile with a taste for primrose - Megachile brevis - female

Megachile with a taste for primrose - Megachile brevis - Female
Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois, USA
June 16, 2006
In this close-up crop you can just see the petal tucked underneath her.

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Megachile with a taste for primrose - Megachile brevis - female Megachile with a taste for primrose - Megachile brevis - female Megachile with a taste for primrose - Megachile brevis - female

Moved

Moved
Moved from Megachile brevis.

Moved

could be M. brevis
a common species in IL

 
Thanks
John. Do different species have an affinity for different flowers or leaves? And if so, where could that data be found?

I agree
I agree this photo of yours is awesome!

 
. . .
:)

Quite nice, Steve
It's certainly tough to get good in-flight photos. Most of the things I've read indicate a maximum speed of 1/1000 second for the flap of a wing. (I realize this is a generalization.) However, I've shot at 1/1250 and not been able to freeze action. Out of curiosity, what was your shutter speed on this shot?

 
Shutter time
I can't take credit. I shoot with a Sony DSC-H1 on full auto. It shot at 1/1000 sec for this image.

 
Sure, you can take credit.
And you should. Sometimes, just getting one of these guys in the frame is a major accomplishment. Keep at it, and don't be bashful!

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