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Peacefulness on Lake Kerkini
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Morning congregation
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Red-eyed Digger Bee "bubbling" to concentrate nectar
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16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Red-eyed Digger Bee "bubbling" to concentrate nectar

This native digger bee (Centris rhodopus) was found in coastal chaparral near San Diego, California. She was perched on a dried plant, "bubbling" a small drop of regurgitated nectar to concentrate it through evaporation before bringing it back to her nest to feed her offspring.

TAGS: Bee, California, Insect, Macro

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Carlsbad, , United States of America
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© Tom Barnes.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2017
Total Views: 41
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 25, 2018, 11:18 a.m.
Camera Make: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera Model: TG-3
Focal Length: 9.6mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION San Diego, California, United States of America