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I spent hours yesterday trying to capture a long-horned bee, but they are so flighty, and don't stop around for many seconds. Finally I managed to grab this shot, of not one, but two, the rest of the images, close to 100, all went in the bin Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:2 B's
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:27 Mar 2012 - 6:00 AM
Tags:Bee, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:77

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DiazSprite
27 Mar 2012 - 6:20 AM

Superb close up ....... your patients paid off
Marius

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 6:28 AM

So what ???? You've got a stunner here.......they must have stopped for sustenance..........SmileSmileWink

Barry

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 6:28 AM

Well worth the effort Carol, great shot and again another species I have never even heard of.

Andy

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exposure e2 Member 101307 forum postsexposure vcard England
27 Mar 2012 - 6:56 AM

Brilliant Carol a lovely image...I havnt seen these here....I spent a lot of the yesterday on beesSmile
Sunny here...but a bit of dust in the air.
Pauline.

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LynneJoyce
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27 Mar 2012 - 7:08 AM

Wonderful image Carol. 1/100 is quite usual for bee shots in my experience, they are the least cooperative of all models.

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debu
debu  4 India
27 Mar 2012 - 7:09 AM

Beautiful image and great composition too.
debu

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 7:16 AM

One out of a hundred....that sounds a bit like my success rate, Carol: but what a superb image this one in a hundred is.
Ronnie.

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 7:32 AM

Ha, ha... this is what I call a fantastic capture! Synchronized work. Well seen and well captured.
Johanna

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WhiteRose1
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27 Mar 2012 - 7:35 AM

Excellent synchronicity. A great shot made doubly good Grin

Dave

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 7:39 AM

wonderful detail carol super colours and light love the presentation a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 7:45 AM

Synchronised pollen-collecting - you have the basis of a macro-Olympics!
Moira

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KarenFB
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27 Mar 2012 - 7:57 AM

You're going to have to get up early in the morning to catch these still! What a gorgeous image, showing their enormous antennae (goodness knows why they need such long ones!).

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moiral
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27 Mar 2012 - 8:07 AM

Sounds a bit like most of my sessions. But what a cracker you have captured. Great colour and detail. Makes the other 99 worth dumping Grin. Moira

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barbarahirst
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27 Mar 2012 - 8:09 AM


Quote: One out of a hundred....that sounds a bit like my success rate, Carol: but what a superb image this one in a hundred is.
Ronnie.

my thoughts exactly

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 8:54 AM

This is stunning pin sharp detail and wonderful colour,
saeid

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Silverzone
27 Mar 2012 - 9:15 AM

Super capture! Sylvia

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JohnChambersPhotography

your patients paid off big time, very good shot, just like buses you wait for one then two turn up, great capture. well done.

John

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sparrowhawk
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27 Mar 2012 - 9:35 AM

true dedication to your art Carol great work

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prabhusinha
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27 Mar 2012 - 9:41 AM

Be or not to BEE. But a superb work & many thanks for sharing.

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 9:45 AM

Worth waiting for Carol .Patience is a virtueSmileSmileSmileSmile
Alvar

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
27 Mar 2012 - 9:46 AM

Superb close-up, it had to be.
JNC

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Ade_Osman
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27 Mar 2012 - 10:01 AM

See my upload today Carol, I had similar problems trying to get one just right Wink

Ade

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Chinga
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27 Mar 2012 - 10:43 AM

Worth the wait... Beautiful image here Carol! IB

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lonely_oryx
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27 Mar 2012 - 11:05 AM

Well balanced composition

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FeatherFriend
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27 Mar 2012 - 11:15 AM

Well done Carol, like you say they are so fast,
Geoff.

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Joline
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27 Mar 2012 - 11:45 AM

This is certainly a keeper. Persistence paid offGrin

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EMJAYCEE
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27 Mar 2012 - 11:53 AM

Patience well rewarded with this one Carol.
Joan.

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 1:18 PM

What a strong activity in this one, Carol - Excellent composed and presented

Daniel

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Daisymaye
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27 Mar 2012 - 2:25 PM

Perfect timing. A great capture Carol.........Sandy

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digital_boi
27 Mar 2012 - 3:04 PM

A winner this one Carol cracking colours and light not to mention fine fine details

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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bagman
bagman  365 forum posts United States
27 Mar 2012 - 3:23 PM

Fantastic perfection in this exquisite bee,s capture .
I have not ever seen a bee that like this so you have recorded
this for the rest to enjoy. What an absolute excellent capture.
I had thought that that was the normal rate to get a superb capture
for every one.
Frank.

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achieverswales
27 Mar 2012 - 4:57 PM

Stunning macro photography Carol.

Regards

Trev.

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Gray_ina
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27 Mar 2012 - 5:59 PM

Hi Carol reat set gray

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jaktis
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27 Mar 2012 - 6:05 PM

The advantage with digital, you can take a lot of pictures just in case

Peter

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 - 6:05 PM

Wonderful dual capture.

P.

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netta1234
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27 Mar 2012 - 6:26 PM

I t was worth the wait for this Beautiful capture,Fantastic.
NettaSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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pluckyfilly
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27 Mar 2012 - 6:34 PM

OH WOW! really like this picture Carol

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evelen
evelen  9 England
27 Mar 2012 - 6:34 PM

excellent capture carol worth wating for .
eve.Smile

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 6:42 PM

'Outstanding {A+++}Macro Shot with fine imaging Qualities,' Carol~

~ Peter

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Lillian
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27 Mar 2012 - 6:43 PM

That is a real beauty of a shot Carol,
excellent detail and sharp as
Lillian

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ugly
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27 Mar 2012 - 6:50 PM

I do like the way you have this image in pairs...
The yellow flower and the bees look like they are doing a dance in time with each other but I can not here the music...
Well my mind telling me a story..
That how nice this image is...

Dave

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Brian65
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27 Mar 2012 - 7:39 PM

You kept a great one here Carol.SmileSmileSmileWink
Brian

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bricurtis
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27 Mar 2012 - 8:11 PM

Good double capture Carol - a lot of bees around now.
Brian.

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amarmishra1910
28 Mar 2012 - 6:46 AM

Wonderful shot..............

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
28 Mar 2012 - 9:01 AM

3 crackers SmileSmile
Cor.

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 11:13 AM

Super capture for all your endeavours.
Really lovely.

B.

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TrevBatWCC
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28 Mar 2012 - 4:06 PM

Two bees or not to bees, that is the question! Well,couldn't resist that! Excellent Carol, I've found it very difficult to capture one that is sharp, but two...brilliant Wink
Trev Smile

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Mavis
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28 Mar 2012 - 7:57 PM

Looks as if the Bees have found something delicious Carol . So sharp and colourful too xxx

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
29 Mar 2012 - 8:31 AM

Looks like they are wearing Ascot hats !WinkGreat image.Gill

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29 Mar 2012 - 8:49 AM

Superb! A

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ChiliMan
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29 Mar 2012 - 5:10 PM

Now this is timing. Utterly brilliant capture, Carol!

I B serious!

Andrew

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1 Apr 2012 - 8:57 PM

An unbeliveably good capture Carol, impecable timing.
Quote: Superb close up ....... your patients paid off
Marius

Whats all this about patients Carol, you are not providing a counselling or medical service on Crete now are you?!Wink

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