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I spotted this rather tatty winged bumble bee enjoying the nectar from one of the lantana bushes in my garden this week.
Bank Holiday weekend for those of you in the UK, I do hope the weather is kind to you Smile
Don't know if it's just me, but ePZ is running at a snail's pace this morning, so I think I will have to take myself off to the beach for the day and hope that the speed has improved by the time I return to you all Smile

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:furry bumble on lantana
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:25 Aug 2012 - 5:36 AM
Tags:Bumble bee, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:57
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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 7:01 AM

Two lovely, colourful images. Most of the butterflies I've seen latterly had tattered wings too. Guess it has been a very hard year for everything.

Thick mist today, so no great improvement weatherwise!

Ann

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84275 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 7:40 AM

It looks big enough to cuddle! Brilliantly caught. I've tried to grow Lantana, but have never been successful, too cold in the UK I suppose!

Last Modified By KarenFB at 25 Aug 2012 - 7:40 AM

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 7:42 AM

I wonder if he gets hot in this coat? A beauty and with those shiny wings.

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 7:43 AM

Absolutely stunning detail Carol, one I may pop back to later... superb!

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howdog
howdog e2 Member 625 forum postshowdog vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 7:51 AM

Love the detail on the wings! Great macro shot Carol.Smile
Iain

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 7:55 AM

Two quite remarkable images Carol, each of which deserve many an accolade being bestowed upon them. Very hard to pick out a winner, so I shall divide my vote into two. Another benchmark in which to follow.

Regards Nathan

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:07 AM

Amazing detail in the fur coats. Good close-up work as ever.

Albert

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:11 AM

Fantastic detail Carol. Enjoy the beachSmile - our weekend weather forecast is not good.Sad
Joan.

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Deep_Bhatia
25 Aug 2012 - 8:11 AM

Very nice macro .... sharp and with full of details. Deep

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
25 Aug 2012 - 8:12 AM

Bright ans sparkling image ! Your away to the beach I'm taking garden rubbish to the skip !!!! GWinkWink

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:16 AM

Both very well captured Carol - love the furry look to the coat of that bee and the flowers add some lovely colour - enjoy the beach SmileSmile
Helen

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:35 AM

V2 for me, lovely bumble portraits.

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Margaret101
25 Aug 2012 - 8:39 AM

What a gorgeous shot. He/she is fluffy!! And here in Wales am looking at thick mist out in the garden. Sad Hope tomorrow brings a little sunshine to all of us!!

Last Modified By Margaret101 at 25 Aug 2012 - 8:41 AM

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:50 AM

The bee should be over the moon....his relatives are in for a soaking over here, and us !! Enjoy the beach Tongue
The detail is as per usual Carol...amazing. Wonderfully framed too Tongue

Have a good weekend

Barry

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 10:22 AM

These bee two stunning close-ups, Carol, tatty subject or not! Wink
And yes, I'm finding EPZ a little on the slow side at the moment...Sad
Trev Smile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 - 10:32 AM

Striking capture, Carol.

P.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 10:53 AM

Nice to see these bees, Carol: we have had fewer than ever around the garden this year, a worrying problem generaly.
Ronnie.

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digital_boi
25 Aug 2012 - 11:24 AM

V1 the bees have done a grand job on my tomatoes this year i have hundreds as always carol fine detail in your macros both winners

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TonyDy
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25 Aug 2012 - 11:32 AM

Two great shots, Carol - I'm also having speed trouble so it isn't just you!
Tony

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bps11
bps11  2 England
25 Aug 2012 - 11:58 AM

Nicely framed with superb details....congrats!

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 12:06 PM

Very good detail and light on the bee.
Carole

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Jat_Riski
Jat_Riski e2 Member 665 forum postsJat_Riski vcard United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 - 12:13 PM

Colourful, Sharp macro shots Carol. Well done.
Regards.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 12:23 PM

@ beauties,hard to decide.

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achieverswales
25 Aug 2012 - 12:27 PM

Uploaded one myself today Carol, not half as good as these two, talking of beach I had my shirt off and people were complimenting me on my tan, had to explain it was not a tan but RUST!Wink
This is about the worst Summer I can remember, had to turn on the heating last night.

Regards

Trev.

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25 Aug 2012 - 1:01 PM

Good one Carol....Agree with you about EPZ's speed....

As you can gather, I'm slowly getting back to normal now after a tough week or so.....

Ade Smile

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ChristineD
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25 Aug 2012 - 2:02 PM

Stunning detail and light

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Brian65
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25 Aug 2012 - 3:11 PM

Wonderful again Carol. Thanks for your good wishesSmileSmile
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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 5:46 PM

His fur has tremendous detail Carol as do his wings. My preference is for v2 I think and I agree about epz speed.... slow, slower and even slower. Sad
Ann

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WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41044 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 6:56 PM

Bright and sunny captures, Carol. I tend to keep off the roads on Aug bank holiday weekend - Yorkshire are playing in the T20 cricket finals, anyway.Grin

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Lillian
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25 Aug 2012 - 8:32 PM

Yes, agree epz is at snail pace still...glad I went out for day too
2 great shots Carol
Lillian

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Irishkate
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25 Aug 2012 - 10:03 PM

Very furry coat and wings so detailed even if not in perfect shape.
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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 12:42 AM

Excellent detail Carol,great lighting on the wings,well done..Lin

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ChiliMan
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26 Aug 2012 - 2:16 PM

Awww...so furry!! GrinGrin

VERY cute fella, Carol, and two superb close-ups, especially V2.

Andrew Smile

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27 Aug 2012 - 10:37 AM

Two excellent images of your furry bee Carol .

The sky went black SmileSmileSmileSmileat 10-45 am! and I had to switch on the light now you down on the beach Huh!Enjoy yourself xxxx

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:03 PM

He certainly is a furry little fellow and the colours and detail you've captured are fab. Epz has been very slow lately, although it is getting back to normality again now

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LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 7:06 PM

'v2 is my Top Macro Bee Image pick,' today, Carol~~ Smile

~ Peter

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Tibetan  2 England
30 Aug 2012 - 11:04 AM

Well done Carol two very good macro shots there and an unusual wing spread, like both, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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