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This little bee became disorientated in the gales, and ended up on the floor of my lounge, looking very miserable. I took him onto the balcony, and placed him on an osteospermum flower, and gave him a drop of honey. He lapped it up eagerly, and within five minutes he was rejuvenated and took off into the distance.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:bee first aid
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:28 Mar 2013 - 5:04 AM
Tags:Bee, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:87
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NigelKiteley
28 Mar 2013 - 5:20 AM

V2 edges it for me Carol as your little friend looks sharper, well done for rescuing him.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Mar 2013 - 5:44 AM

Excellent Carol !! I love the colour in these images - and I also like V2 because he is caught with his 'hands in the cookie jar 'Smile

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 5:44 AM

Oh wow Carol........ it turned out great... what a photo opportunity ..both excellent , love the detail....really super workGrinGrinGrin

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 5:45 AM

Cracking images Carol, so nice and sharp with good composition too...John

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Chinga
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28 Mar 2013 - 6:19 AM

Simply stunning Carol!
Excellent macros of this goldie beautie!
Have a lovely day.
IB

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 6:30 AM

Dr Carol to the rescue, lovely shots as usual and a happy ending as well.

Andy

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prabhusinha
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28 Mar 2013 - 6:41 AM

Well taken pics.

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leontari
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28 Mar 2013 - 6:42 AM

Simply amazing, Carol.!!!
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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 6:57 AM

Wonderful colours and details with V2 being just that little sharper, I think. Clearly your little visitor knew just where to go when in need of assistance!

Ann

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Caziwinkles
28 Mar 2013 - 7:04 AM

Fabulous macro images Carol. So very sharp. Well done! Smile

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28 Mar 2013 - 7:06 AM

Super images Carol, excellent detail,
Fred.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 7:14 AM

An excellent pair - quite the little nurse!!!WinkWink

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28 Mar 2013 - 7:18 AM

Version 2 is the one for me

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LynneJoyce
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28 Mar 2013 - 7:41 AM

V2 for me too, brilliant.

I always carry a small (hotel sized) pot of honey in my pocket and a tea stirrer to rescue stranded bees in this way. It gives them just enough energy to get back to the hive.

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 7:53 AM

Brilliant ~ as good a macro shot as I have seen from you.

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WhiteRose1
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28 Mar 2013 - 7:54 AM

Super stuff, Carol (your First Aid and the image).

Dave

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28 Mar 2013 - 8:12 AM

You are kind! Great work Carol!

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barbarahirst
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28 Mar 2013 - 8:18 AM

my award for your wonderful images ...
and for your first aid work..

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RonnieAG
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28 Mar 2013 - 8:31 AM

What a delightful story behind these shots, Carol: a rescue of quite a different type to your swimming pool ones.
And two wonderfully detailed shots, with V 2 marginally heading into the lead for me.
Ronnie.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
28 Mar 2013 - 8:45 AM

Excellent detail both superb.

John

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7453 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1030 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 9:08 AM

Love the drip on his proboscis - that's one very sad bee. Well done.
Moira

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User_Removed
28 Mar 2013 - 9:13 AM

Your good deed for the day. Smile
V1 is excellent, V2 is just stunning.

Lucien.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Top marks for being there and doing some excellent First Aid, v2 for me today

John

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SlowSong
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28 Mar 2013 - 10:06 AM

What a lovely hairy bee going about its business. V2 for me Carol. Top shot.

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Alan_Baseley
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28 Mar 2013 - 10:08 AM

Excellent capture Carol,
Alan

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28 Mar 2013 - 10:23 AM

Amazing almost unbelievable quality Carol. "This is macro at another level".

Regards Nathan

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PhilSingleton
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28 Mar 2013 - 10:48 AM

Superb close up with V2 being may fav'. Lovely to hear how you saved him too !! SmileSmile

Phil.

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achieverswales
28 Mar 2013 - 11:10 AM

Outstanding detail in both Carol, V2 just in front for me.

Regards

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TrevBatWCC
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28 Mar 2013 - 11:18 AM

Well, he's certainly rewarded you with a couple of stunning shots, Carol. Can't say I've ever seen any bee images with such clear detail as these Smile He definitely deserves my UA! And you too, of course....Wink
Trev Smile

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28 Mar 2013 - 11:34 AM

Superb shots, Carol - both super-sharp.
Tony

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Joline
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28 Mar 2013 - 11:55 AM

Truly amazing photos, v2 especially. Those bees and beetles are lucky to be your neighbors with all your rescues.

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gallero
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28 Mar 2013 - 12:34 PM

Es un poema de fotografía..

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danbrann
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28 Mar 2013 - 12:35 PM

top shots Carol Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeautifuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul

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28 Mar 2013 - 12:37 PM

Two beauties Carol

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richmowil
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28 Mar 2013 - 12:50 PM

Two stunning images with a great story behind them - I like them a lot!!

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Irishkate
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28 Mar 2013 - 1:57 PM

Wonderful detail and how amazing you know how to rescue all these visitors to your home.
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28 Mar 2013 - 2:00 PM

GEM....... GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
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saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 3:08 PM

WOOOOO
What wonderful and lovely images,Carol,all very beautiful indeed,very well done,.
Thank you very much for your User Awards - most appreciated,,
saeid

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28 Mar 2013 - 3:22 PM

V2 is superb. Great detail and light

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Silverzone
28 Mar 2013 - 3:22 PM

View 1 is stunning! Sylvia

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boov  1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 - 4:02 PM

Cracker...

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28 Mar 2013 - 4:10 PM

You and your camera are quite a team, well captured Carol.
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28 Mar 2013 - 4:27 PM

V2 for me Carol.SmileSmileSmile
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28 Mar 2013 - 5:31 PM

Great shots from Nurse Carol !!!!!.Grin

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28 Mar 2013 - 5:48 PM

Absolutely stunning images Carol, I love both! Smile
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28 Mar 2013 - 5:53 PM

Great images Carol

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Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 - 6:17 PM

Well done all round, Carol.

P.

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28 Mar 2013 - 7:53 PM

Stunning captures, Carol !
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bricurtis
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28 Mar 2013 - 8:24 PM

Well done Carol - they need all the help they can get. Super detail.
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28 Mar 2013 - 8:40 PM

Evenin' Carol,
Now and again, you surprise us all, with an excellent macro imageTongue

Plus the fact you were acting good Samaritan, againWink

Still cold here - latest forecast is for a warmer front moving in, during the latter part of next weekSad

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28 Mar 2013 - 9:52 PM

Super shots & well done on the rescue.
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29 Mar 2013 - 7:27 AM

Awesome Carol, what a cracker!

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29 Mar 2013 - 4:16 PM

Two stunners, Carol.Smile

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29 Mar 2013 - 7:44 PM

Two Fantastic images. I will add my award to the many others Smile
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digital_boi
30 Mar 2013 - 11:27 AM

Excellent Carol all awards well deserved hope I get more than a wee tad of honey when I pass by

GrahamSmileSmileSmile

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31 Mar 2013 - 12:41 PM

Tremendous detail and clarity in these Carol, you are like the Mother of Theresa of insects. At first I was sceptical of your insect rescues now i'm a beeliever!Grin

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5 Apr 2013 - 3:39 PM

'{2} Superlative {A++++} & very Lovely color Macro's' ~ Peter Smile

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