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Outdoor photography was a definite no-no for me yesterday, as it poured with rain all day, so I was lucky to spot a very forlorn bumble bee in my lounge, looking as though it were going to croak at any minute. I lifted it very carefully onto a sheet of paper, and gave it a good helping of honey. After only a few seconds the little bumble extended his proboscis and his little tongue licked away furiously at the honey. Meanwhile I was able to capture his feeding on camera. Once he had finished his meal he immediately rose into the air, did a quick round of the lounge and disappeared out of the verandah door, hopefully to find shelter from the rain.
Vís 1-3 show the blob of honey in front of him, and V.4 is an image if him before he took his medicine!

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:bumble rescue
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:28 Jan 2013 - 6:11 AM
Tags:Bumble bee, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, General, Lighting, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:74
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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 6:22 AM

Loved your story Carol. Raining here today, at last, i was beginning to frizzle up. Super story and super pic.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6101 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 6:32 AM

And V3 is him doing yoga..Grin

A lovely and interesting series Carol. It is amazing how quickly they recover after a drop of the good stuff.

Andy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Jan 2013 - 6:35 AM

A great illustrated rescue story Carol !! I love the wave he gives you in V3 Smile Now your turn for a biology lesson from me Smile There is a big difference between monkeys and baboons Smile I have baboons on not monkeys SmileGrinGrinGrin

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
28 Jan 2013 - 6:57 AM

I have heard of the bird man of Alcatraz Carol, but you have a whole new meaning lol. like it, regards Leon. BzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinWink

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 7:04 AM

Well captured and very well rescued... You are Star! 4 very good images Carol.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84282 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 7:09 AM

Version 3 made me laugh - a quick thank you wave!! Smile

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 7:32 AM

Lovely story and do like the wave at v3 well done and all stunning close detail bob

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 7:46 AM

Four interesting shots Carol.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 7:59 AM

Four excellent shots and a first lass rescue. I always carry a small (hotel size) pot of honey and a stirring stick in my jacket pocket to feed torpid bees caught by a wet or cold snap here. It gives them enough energy to get back to the hive.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 8:24 AM

He looks like I feel like at the moment.
An excellent set.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
28 Jan 2013 - 9:03 AM

A great set of images, acompanied by a lovely story Carol. V3 is a great one. Looks like a star on the stageSmileSmile
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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 9:06 AM

Lovely images Carol and your little critters are so lucky to have you around.Smile
Joan.

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28 Jan 2013 - 9:09 AM

A lovely series of shots for this wildlife rescue Carol. A

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 9:13 AM

I always did like a story with a happy ending! Great tale, great images.

Ann

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amarmishra1910
28 Jan 2013 - 9:59 AM

All the shots are great.....

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digital_boi
28 Jan 2013 - 10:07 AM

Fine rescue and supper provided 4 fine capyured excellent detail

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

Happy New Week

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 10:29 AM


Quote: Four excellent shots and a first lass rescue. I always carry a small (hotel size) pot of honey and a stirring stick in my jacket pocket to feed torpid bees caught by a wet or cold snap here. It gives them enough energy to get back to the hive.

Oh dear I'm feeling bad -most of us when seeing bees or wasps in our homes would be swiping it with a towel
to get it outside and here's you and Lynne feeding them honey.
I do know there is a decline in the number of bees and maybe we should be learning about saving them.
Great macros Carol - I guess we can learn from you.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 10:30 AM

Astonishing detail and clarity in these close ups Carol, I bet you got a real buzz when the bee flew off back into the wild

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28 Jan 2013 - 10:59 AM

Great set of images carol detail amazing
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TonyDy
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28 Jan 2013 - 11:31 AM

Great set and story, Carol.
Tony

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danbrann
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28 Jan 2013 - 11:31 AM

Beeeeeautiful Carol

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 12:28 PM

You are a heroine, the bees knees so to speak.

Great text and images. I expect you would have given it the kiss of life if necessary.

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achieverswales
28 Jan 2013 - 12:32 PM

V3 for me Carol, he thinks he is John Travolta.

Regards

Trev.

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28 Jan 2013 - 1:17 PM

An excellent set Carol. Aren't you the clever one with your treat of honey.......Sandy

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28 Jan 2013 - 1:17 PM

I would think he thinks you are the bees knees, Carol GrinGrin

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28 Jan 2013 - 1:55 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Beautiful little creature! IB

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28 Jan 2013 - 3:10 PM

Lovely story with a happy ending Carol and super close ups of your little friend.

Gary

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28 Jan 2013 - 3:38 PM

Fabulous detail in this furry bundle, great set the detail supreme

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debu
debu  4 India
28 Jan 2013 - 4:15 PM

Wonderful colourful detailed images.
debu

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28 Jan 2013 - 4:19 PM

God bless U.

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Lillian
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28 Jan 2013 - 4:30 PM

Well done Carol
need him for the summer too
a great set
Lillian

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28 Jan 2013 - 4:31 PM

Huh Carol there was me glorying in bright blue sky & sunshine . You would be amazed at the change ! High winds and pouring rain & sleet.

Your photos are delightful . Glad you had some Honey to give him strength . How Bees could fly in this dissasterous weather I don't know xxx

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28 Jan 2013 - 4:54 PM

Well captured and rescued

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 4:59 PM

It looks already much better in v2 and even more in v4!
well done both with the rescue and the photos

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AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 5:26 PM

V3 is the bee saluting you Carol Smile

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28 Jan 2013 - 5:34 PM

a fine set Carol

Stace

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28 Jan 2013 - 6:12 PM

Evenin' Carol
Another one of your Samaritan rescuesWink

She does look out for the count in V4Smile

A tad of rain, but been blowin' a good 'un all day
+8C when I last checked, but the chill factor makes it feel like 0CSad

Adrian

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Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 - 6:18 PM

V1 my favourite, Carol.

P.

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evelen  9 England
28 Jan 2013 - 6:41 PM

great set of captures carol.
eve.Smile

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28 Jan 2013 - 7:21 PM

You're a saint! Just love V3 with the wave.

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28 Jan 2013 - 7:26 PM

Great work from you

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28 Jan 2013 - 8:02 PM

I need some of that honey Carol, great shots.
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28 Jan 2013 - 8:26 PM

Well done Carol - hope it survives.
Brian.

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JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 3:26 AM

Fanrastic pics and write-up Carol, you're a heroine for doing that for him, more than I would! Smile
Rgds., Jim

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saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 11:59 AM

Fantastic and great macro shots,very well done,
saeid

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29 Jan 2013 - 12:40 PM

AWWW. What a lovely story and captures to go with it, Carol! SmileSmileSmile

I love V3 where he's going, "Houston, we haaave lift-off".

Andrew GrinGrinGrin

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29 Jan 2013 - 12:43 PM

excellent shots carol Wink

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31 Jan 2013 - 10:46 PM

'Super color, tones, & Details' ~ Peter

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