The Gathering

© Dennis Gay

The Gathering

Uploaded: May 18, 2012


A group of European Honey Bees, (Apis mellifera), a non-native species being as busy as bees can be, collecting the pollen from an Evergreen Magnolia, (Magnolia grandiflora) flower, another non-native speceis.

Photographed in my home garden in the NSW mid-north coast, Australia town of Port Macquarie.

Canon EOS 40D with Canon 28-135mm IS USM lens: RAW, f/22 @ 1/200sec, 115mm, ISO 100, Vivitar 285HV flash unit off camera.
Lightroom3 & PhotoshopCS5.

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 115.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Robert Jensen May 18, 2012

great capture Dennis #1463752

Arthur Bohlmann May 19, 2012

I agree with Robert, I like this image a lot. Well done #10142133

David Resnikoff level-deluxe May 19, 2012

Very exciting and beautiful Dennis.
Well managed great details.


David R #10142190

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic May 19, 2012

Nice capture, Dennis. Love all the bees on the flower. #10142196

Carla Capra Anderson level-classic May 19, 2012

Very, very lovely. I sure like the bee action going on. #10142351

Dennis Gay May 23, 2012


So nice to see you all puttering about my garden checking out the wildlife.

So many thanks for all your encouragement and support folks. Most appreciated.

Dennis #10147624

Dennis Gay May 23, 2012

I'm all a-buzz Mr EDITOR!!!!!

Loads 'n' loads of thanks for awarding my little swarm a PICK!

D! #10147630

Beth OMeara level-addict May 31, 2012

Nice detail and coloring .. as usual, Dennis #10163931

Dennis Gay June 01, 2012

Bewdy BETH!

Thank you so much for checking out my Magnolia flower and its busy bees and for leaving such a great wrap.

Dennis #10164085

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