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The inside of a Bee Orchid. Taken in our locality. The yellow droplet (central) is what waves in the wind like a pendulum and attracts the bee picking up the pollen then transfers it to another bee orchid thus cross-pollinating the plant. Isn't nature fascinating?

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S Micro nikkor 60mm1:2.8G E D Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Jun 2012 - 2:52 PM
Focal Length:60mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.1
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
Title:Bee Orchid
Username:PaulLiley PaulLiley
Uploaded:14 Jun 2012 - 10:47 PM
Tags:'bee orchid', Bees, Orchid, Plants, Pollination, Wildlife / nature
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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 10:50 PM

Fantastic capture,Paul,like the colour and detail in this fine image,
saeid

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 10:58 PM

very nice, I love those but I never knew about the yellow droplet!!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9249 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2012 - 11:02 PM

A gorgeous close up, excellent colours and selective focussing

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achieverswales
14 Jun 2012 - 11:53 PM

Excellent close up and info Paul.

Regards

Trev.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 12:12 AM

A well named variety of orchid, and so beautifully captured, Paul: and I agree, nature is amazing the way plants have evolved to ensure pollination and survival, and all the little tricks they have up their floral sleeves.
Ronnie.

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Michaela_Solway
15 Jun 2012 - 12:20 AM

Very good close up, with wonderful colours, details & the selective focusing is excellent

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 12:43 AM

Yes,nature can be fascinating Paul,
and it can be cruel too !!
Super colours.
Good shot.
Mick.

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
15 Jun 2012 - 5:26 AM

A lovely orchid

Peter

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CarolG Plus Member 8178 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 5:49 AM

A beauty, Paul, haven't found any here this year Sad Carol

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 9:01 AM

How fortunate you are, having these little beauties locally. Lovely image of this exquisite work of Nature!

Ann

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51241 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 10:57 AM

Detailed capture, Paul. Nicely done, and well explained.

Dave

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sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 2:50 PM

What a great shot Paul,lovely write up explaing,well done..Lin

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lostnspace2011
15 Jun 2012 - 3:46 PM

A lovely shot Paul, good detail and colour Smile

Mark

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Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 5:03 PM

Beautiful macro shot Paul
Lillian

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pamelajean Critique Team 9875 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1678 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 7:48 PM

I used to go hunting for these in the New Forest, mostly without success.
I don't always see it in images, Paul, but I can definitely see the little face in yours, like a laughing jesterGrin!

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Niknut Plus Member 5890 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2012 - 8:48 PM

Cracking shot !!....lovely colours & detail !!

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milky Plus Member 11milky vcard Wales
16 Jun 2012 - 4:24 AM

Excellent shot----Gary(milky)

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hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 3:34 PM

Excellent shot
mike

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Shellio  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 4:57 PM

Some lovely colours to this image, Paul.
Shell

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17 Jun 2012 - 11:21 PM

Yes,nature is amazing.A brilliant colourful macro.
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NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 11:30 PM

Looks like it needs a tonsillectomy

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