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Old 07-21-2011, 02:07 PM   #31
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I don't mind if it makes things easier....
I ended up getting locked into reading a thread instead of posting my bumbles as promised.
Perhaps tomorrow.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:30 PM   #32
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I don't mind if it makes things easier....
I ended up getting locked into reading a thread instead of posting my bumbles as promised.
Perhaps tomorrow.
It definitely makes things easier.

No rush. Relax (for a change).
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No rest for the busy bee.... I've played WAY to long. I MUST take flight.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:21 PM   #34
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No rest for the busy bee.... I've played WAY to long. I MUST take flight.
Fine job, Hava! You did simplify access to the id table nicely - and I need it!
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Default A Few shots of as yet unidentified Bombus

These were taken as the bee was obsessed with a Veronica spicata.
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These were taken as the bee was obsessed with a Veronica spicata.

Could that be a male B. impatiens???
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Nice shots, jack. It seems that getting a shot from above and the abdomen are important for IDs...head/face shots would help too if we have time.

Any other suggestions for the best shots for IDing?
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Nice shots, jack. It seems that getting a shot from above and the abdomen are important for IDs...head/face shots would help too if we have time.

Any other suggestions for the best shots for IDing?
I found it very difficult to get shots of the bee. They are industrious, and they were not staying still for me. That guy was immersed in that plant, but I now feel I could have gotten in a bit closer.

Did you look at the id sheet? Do you see it as being a male? If so, do you think it "could be" B. impatiens?
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I found it very difficult to get shots of the bee. They are industrious, and they were not staying still for me. That guy was immersed in that plant, but I now feel I could have gotten in a bit closer.

Did you look at the id sheet? Do you see it as being a male? If so, do you think it "could be" B. impatiens?
I think that will be our challenge, getting good enough shots.

No, I didn't look. It is late and I feel sleep pulling at me as I continue to type. Hopefully tomorrow I can give you a coherent answer.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:06 AM   #40
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Fine job, Hava! You did simplify access to the id table nicely - and I need it!
Thanks....I'll be prining them up and laying them next to the computer to have even easier access right next to me.

Having a facial shot and an overhead or side shot would do the trick...
I think we need to count the # of rows of their changing colors on their backsides.
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