Singapore Postcard: Gotcha!

Singapore Postcard: Gotcha!
Finally! This gorgeous fellow is a carpenter bee. I have been trying to photograph one for months. As soon as I get my camera ready, zoom - gone. They’re surprisingly fast flyers for their size - which is mammoth. Their bodies are about the size of my thumb from the knuckle to the fingertip, and their wings are beautifully iridescent.