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Week 12: Spring Time - Outdoor Photography

Nothing says spring like a honey bee with a full corbicula! 

The pollen basket or corbicula (plural corbiculae) is part of the tibia on the hind legs of certain species of bees. They use the structure in harvesting pollen and returning it to the nest or hive. Other species of bee have scopae instead. - Wikipedia

Nikon D7100, Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 lens, 1/250th, f/10, ISO 100

Image captured 3/19 in our front yard.  Took a bunch of shots of this guy sitting on and flying around this flower.  Set the lens to continuous autofocus, tried my best to follow him around and hoped for the best.  The lighting wasn’t the best…harsh overhead sunlight.   

- RK 

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Ajisai by Shinichiro Saka
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自宅付近 アジサイ

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新宿寒桜 by Shinichiro Saka
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新宿御苑

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Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and M110

105mm Micro-Nikkor AI @ F/4.0 and 2.5 s (50 exposures and 20 dark frames stacked with DSS)

Significant light pollution

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Broccoli and a small cabbage white butterfly by myu-myu
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Spring color by Shinichiro Saka
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薬師池公園

I have had this gardenia plant for a year or so. It has almost died multiple times and never bloomed but it is loving being on my front porch and put out two beautiful flowers! It smells like heaven. 

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Pink Band by Jake Jung

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Cherry Blossoms in Rain by Takahiro Yamamoto
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雨が降った。梅の花を撮ろうかと思ったけれど、人気のない場所でひっそり咲いている河津桜をゆっくり撮ろうと思った…… が…… あまりに雨が強く、のんびり撮っている場合ではなかった。 It was rainy in Tokyo this Saturday. I tried to take photos of plum flowers at first, but I decided to pay a visit to the cherry tree in my neighborhood. Photo Data Place: 東京・用賀 / Yoga, Tokyo Camera: Nikon D810 Lens: AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED