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A carpenter bee on my acacia, telling me in no uncertain terms to clear out of his personal space!

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:buzz off!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:2 Feb 2014 - 6:04 AM
Tags:Carpenter bee, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Humour, Humour / fun, Mcro, Wildlife / nature
Votes:63
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 6:36 AM

Looks territorial.
Another fine series, Carol.

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dven
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2 Feb 2014 - 6:47 AM

Three nice shots

dven

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 6:47 AM

Wow, he does look like he means business Carol....great set....hope your mouth is feeling better after the dentist

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Ted447
Ted447 e2 Member 171 forum postsTed447 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 7:02 AM

A fine set you have them eating out of your hand now well done. Ted. GrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 7:12 AM

Gosh, not so sure I'd have any round here on my hand, Carol, but well done you.
Lobe the iridescent colours in the wings in V 2.
And I echo ColeenA's comment re. the dental visit and it's aftermath.
R.

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janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 - 7:22 AM

A beautiful set Carol Smile
Jan

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 7:40 AM

Does it do little jobs around the house? Wink Another fine set Carol.

Albert

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Badgerfred
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2 Feb 2014 - 7:48 AM

V2 for me this morning Carol,
Fred.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 8:05 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Wink
andy

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 8:14 AM

Love the warning gesture in V1, but the remarkable testimony to your insect communication skills in V3 is the winner for me.

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viscostatic
2 Feb 2014 - 8:43 AM

You have done well here Carol as it is not easy to photograph such a black creature. Not sure I would have him on my finger though.

Phil.

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Mollycat
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2 Feb 2014 - 8:54 AM

Aggresive little guy. Three excellent shots Carol. Peter.

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livinglevels
livinglevels e2 Member 2livinglevels vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 9:00 AM

Beautiful work Carol. What a stunning bee!

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digital_boi
2 Feb 2014 - 9:02 AM

has to be V3 Carol

Graham

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Caziwinkles
2 Feb 2014 - 9:25 AM

Good photography here Carol - so hard to capture detail on black but you have done so perfectly. Smile

Carol

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 9:28 AM

Superb set Carol.
Joan.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 9:37 AM

V 2 rings all my bells this morning.....

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 10:00 AM

Not sure I would want to handle one! Super shots Carol, you really do charm your subjects!

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Mike_Young
2 Feb 2014 - 10:01 AM

I find this insect really hard to capture, being all black, you've done a brilliant job with these.

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maratsuikka
2 Feb 2014 - 10:22 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileWink

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 11:35 AM

Superb macro images Carol - if he was willing to pose on your finger,
he mustn't mind you sharing his personal space!
Lovely presentations.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 11:47 AM

Cracking captures Carol V2 tops for me.
Rob

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ukgubbi
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2 Feb 2014 - 12:04 PM

Stunning with fine details.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 - 12:37 PM

Great set Smile

Eileen

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 12:43 PM

A well captured set Carol.

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Joline
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2 Feb 2014 - 12:56 PM

V2 is gorgeous.....I see you made friends with himSmile

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Nikonuser1
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2 Feb 2014 - 1:13 PM

Super set CarolSmile


Cliff

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DicksPics
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2 Feb 2014 - 1:24 PM

Blimey, you're brave in V3, Carol!!
Three superb close ups.
Richard

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sparrowhawk
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2 Feb 2014 - 2:05 PM

hope your mouth is feeling much better today ! brilliant set of shots you are very brave letting it go on your finger!

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ali63
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2 Feb 2014 - 2:16 PM

Lovely work Carol,

Ali Grin

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TonyDy
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2 Feb 2014 - 2:32 PM

Great set, Carol.
Tony

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 2:43 PM

He looks mean! But a great set, Carol, and how clever - and brave - of you to get him onto your finger! Wink
Trev Smile

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prabhusinha
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2 Feb 2014 - 2:52 PM

I am with Trev.

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SlowSong
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2 Feb 2014 - 2:54 PM

Love V2 for the blue wings. Gorgeous.
x

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kuvailija
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2 Feb 2014 - 3:37 PM

A terrible looking little beast !But an excellent image though! V1 is my favourite and the most scary looking!:BlushDGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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mikbee
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2 Feb 2014 - 4:30 PM

Wonderful detail again Carol.
Super set.
Mick.

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ChristineD
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2 Feb 2014 - 4:49 PM

A beautiful set

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marktc
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2 Feb 2014 - 5:01 PM

Hi Carol, three amazing shots... superb work, as usual

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JuBarney
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2 Feb 2014 - 5:10 PM

A fine set & I agree with Richard you are very brave.
Ju

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Niknut
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2 Feb 2014 - 5:17 PM

Great set !!!....looks a right 'bruiser' ??Smile

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oldgreyheron
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2 Feb 2014 - 5:57 PM

Really scary #1 Carol. Rather you than me!

Mike

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
2 Feb 2014 - 6:07 PM

Beautiful set Carol, like the detail of v1..

Basith

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AnneB50
AnneB50 e2 Member 2114 forum postsAnneB50 vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 6:59 PM

Lovely set Carol, I particularly like the one with the bee on your finger.

Anne

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Maiwand
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2 Feb 2014 - 8:45 PM

Excellent series Carol.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
3 Feb 2014 - 1:12 AM

Amazing! So that's what they are called! I found some in Portugal this time (Very hard to photograph) They just take off and go! I got one coming out of their nest! Those amazing blue wings! Fabulous shot Carol! You are the master of insect photography as they even land on your finger! Brava! They are rather large in size... Grin
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SimonFletch
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3 Feb 2014 - 3:26 AM

Seeing your title, I wasn't sure if I should click the thumbnail...!
Detail in black beasties is not easy to accomplish, so well done for your achievements here.
As for having a bee on your finger, I think you must also have bats in the belfry...Wink

Simon

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AlexAppleby
3 Feb 2014 - 12:01 PM

It looks enormous, but it's tiny!!! Love the wings in V2. Great shots (again!!!).

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6 Feb 2014 - 5:32 PM

Is this upload aimed at my Uncle Adie aka tomcat who threatened to flounce off this site on your previous upload?!WinkGrinTongue If it was it has certainly done the trick as the old diva has left in a strop, no doubt he'll be back in a few days time when he's bored and nobody is paying him any attention!Wink

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avacreates
8 Feb 2014 - 9:36 AM

WOW - this Carpenter Bee critter looks big - haven't seen one before - awesome! this is a great shot Carol - the critter is all one colour and yet the eyes still stand out. I think I like No.3 the best

All the Best,
AVA

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