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Your kind reactions to my latest flutterby in the meadow were very kind, you cheered me up a lot!

The big black bee (Chalicodoma parietina methinks) hangs on to the sage in our garden. They seem to love it even more than I do.

no two is not there for its artisitic merit, i just added a closer crop to show her hairy legs!
n9 3 shows a 'standard' B so that you get an idea of the size Smile

Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di Model B01 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Bee Sage!
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:6 Jun 2012 - 10:44 PM
Tags:Bee, Chalicodoma parietina, Close-up / macro, Insect, Sage, Salvia, Wildlife / nature
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Voters:helenlinda · jdinne · RonnieAG · taggart · mikemullumby · Alan_Baseley · gajewski · lostnspace2011 · LynneJoyce · pamelajean · Skeet1Away · mikbee · lesliea · goso · reflectionsinlight · CarolG · jennialexander · SlowSong · CaroleS · andylea · WhiteRose1 · martinjp · Rock · Maiwand · morpheus1955 · mrswoolybill · Herge88 · barbarahirst · Len1950 · Lillian · mex · saeidNL · brownsilent · ChiliMan · AnnChown · Brian65 · nikshot · Niknut · WindowonWildlife · jonwebber · Joline · sweetpea62 · Big_Beavis · gazlowe · nonur · Ayoob · zapar40 · nicedayout · Patricia Fenn · jasonrwl ·
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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
6 Jun 2012 - 10:54 PM

Great set Annette, full of colour and superb detail. Out of them love V2, well done.

John

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 10:58 PM

A fine set of shots, Annette, the detail and colours well captured, and of the three I too will settle for V 2 as the favourite.
Ronnie.

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 11:18 PM

That's a big bee Annette-- Huge on my screen-- sharp and clear, a well done set!

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mikemullumby
6 Jun 2012 - 11:18 PM

Fantastic set Annette, can't decide between 2/3.

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gajewski
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6 Jun 2012 - 11:30 PM

A very nice series. I'm glad you included V2. It is actually my favorite -- mostly for the light.
-=\Walter

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lostnspace2011
6 Jun 2012 - 11:47 PM

Very nice Annette. Good detail Smile

Mark

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 11:50 PM

Excellent set. We get these big black ones in Spain too but I have never managed to photograph one.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9877 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1688 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 11:58 PM

A big black hairy bee, great capture. I know you put V2 on to compare the size, but that one is my favourite, so cute, with its head inside the bell of the flower. My sage hasn't flowered, but it looks like it might be nice if it does.

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Skeet1Away
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7 Jun 2012 - 12:22 AM

Fantastic macro.........................Wink

Paul.

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 12:25 AM

I am not too fond of a girl with hairy legs annette,
but still fine shots here !!
Mick.

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lesliea
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7 Jun 2012 - 1:49 AM

Beautiful images well captured.
Allen, Smile

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reflectionsinlight

nice detail sweet colour combo

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8183 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 5:25 AM

A wonderful capture of the big hairy carpenter bee, Annette, he's clinging on for dear life in V.1 Smile Carol

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CaroleS
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7 Jun 2012 - 7:43 AM

Nice set Annette, but I like the antics in V2 - Carole

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 7:54 AM

wonderful set annette brilliant detail belting colours and light v2 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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WhiteRose1
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7 Jun 2012 - 8:05 AM

Trying to confuse me with your numbering system, huh! Wink It didn't work because I think they're all good images and having looked at them several times still wouldn't be able to choose a favourite.

Dave

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Maiwand
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7 Jun 2012 - 8:44 AM

Lovely trio of shots Annette.
Ron

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barbarahirst
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7 Jun 2012 - 12:40 PM

The colour exploded onto my screen with this beauty,

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Len1950
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7 Jun 2012 - 12:42 PM

Top draw Annette, cracking colour and detail.

Len

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 12:55 PM

Hairy legs Eh? ..yes, I really must!!Smile
Annette three great images here, lovely details and colour
Lillian

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saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 1:11 PM

Fantastic and lovely set of images,very well done,
saeid

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brownsilent
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7 Jun 2012 - 1:54 PM

Three great images Annette, super work, with lots of detail and lovely colours in the flowers.
Johanna

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ChiliMan
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7 Jun 2012 - 2:12 PM

Excellent captures, Annette, and V2 is awesome Smile

Andrew

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AnnChown
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7 Jun 2012 - 3:43 PM

The detail is wonderful and I'm plumping for v2 as my fave; I love its nose stuck well into the flower! Smile
Ann

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7 Jun 2012 - 3:56 PM

Great detail, lovely shots Annette.
Brian

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Niknut
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7 Jun 2012 - 5:14 PM

Beautiful shot !!!

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 5:41 PM

Brilliantly bold and detailed.
jon

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Joline
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7 Jun 2012 - 6:04 PM

Love that shade of blue..

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7 Jun 2012 - 11:17 PM

Wonderful blue,lovely details,brilliant macro,well done..Lin

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8 Jun 2012 - 7:28 AM

Fabulous shots!SmileSmileSmile

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9 Jun 2012 - 1:36 AM

Excellent detailed images ,Annette .all great........Sad

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