Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) hive in the wild
I found this hive in a burnt out tree in the bush near home. I suffered five stings as a result of getting this photo with a macro lens. I'm using the 50-200mm next time.
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From Insects and Leeches
Five stings? Owwww! The reward is a gorgeous photo, though. Wow.