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I saw and managed to capture these two bees yesterday, something I've never seen before!

Camera:Olympus FE-210 Check out Olympus Image Space!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:bonking bees!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:6 Apr 2010 - 6:38 AM
Tags:Bee, Bug, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Insect, Wildlife / nature
Votes:107
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BURNSIE
BURNSIE e2 Member 525 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 6:48 AM

Great close ups, they will need to get this right or there will be a sting in the tail. LOL
Kindest Regards
Burnsie

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MrsS
MrsS e2 Member 74527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 7:01 AM

Should this have an Adult tag? Or are they just having a cuddle? Wink

Fran x

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cassiecat
cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 7:05 AM

like the diagonal. lovely light and detail. v1 for me defo.lesley

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goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 7:21 AM

Bee still, or I won't bee responsible for your beehind ! - great macro's again Carol...Bill

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 7:28 AM

Lovely close ups Carol,they look all loved up.
Tom.

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 7:28 AM

Great close ups Carol

Jon

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 11Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 7:30 AM

Here we go !

Leave the Oozo alone lass.

Grand shot.

Rock

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VIKI
VIKI  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 7:46 AM

[quote]Should this have an Adult tag? Or are they just having a cuddle?

LoL Great shot Carol!

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 7:54 AM

cracking set of close up's carol fantastic detail and colours v2 for me today nice one Wink
andy

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
6 Apr 2010 - 8:00 AM

Neither have I, great close up
Mandy

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 8:04 AM

Reminds me of the Ella Fitzgerald song Let's Do It:

Birds do it, bees do it
Even educated fleas do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love


Another example of superb macro photography.

Albert

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  5
6 Apr 2010 - 8:15 AM

Never ever sen this, v2 cracking shot,gray.

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madbilly
madbilly  5 England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 8:15 AM

How do bees make love.........very carefully, great macro Carol.

regards

Bill

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 8:20 AM

oh oh here they go again......lol

Smile

Linda

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 8:21 AM

Brilliant macro series Carol - really well-observed and timed.
Sylvia

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
6 Apr 2010 - 8:37 AM

Love is in the air > Superb 1 and 2!
cor

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videotec
videotec  5 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2010 - 8:55 AM

Fantastic images Carol, --I bet they are still buzzin --LOL
Regards
Pete

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2010 - 9:02 AM

Doing what comes naturally I think.
Strangely enough we had what I think was maybe the Queen (huge anyway nearly as big as a wren) trapped in our lounge. Alan managed to free her so I hope she finds her folk.
Mavis

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom884 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 9:18 AM

Do they ever stop where you live? They seem to be at it all year round! Fabulous shots.
Moira

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
6 Apr 2010 - 9:23 AM

Great close-up work Carol.
Cheers
Alan

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 9:26 AM

just one thing to say WOW

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 9:27 AM

Probably the husband hitching a ride back to the hive - lazy *** !!! lol Good macros as always and enjoyed the large views of course

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LucienH
LucienH e2 Member 9386 forum postsLucienH vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 9:29 AM

Really excellent detail, stunning!

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Artois
Artois  7405 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 9:36 AM

Great macro, so detailed.
Stella

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 9:43 AM

Superb .... As always

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gingerdelight

Super captures Carol. I hope you had a happy Easter.
Carol

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heids
heids  4 Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 10:02 AM

Excellent detail in all captures. Looks like he really needed to hold on.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81873 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 10:21 AM

A fabulous set of macro shots Carol - terrific detail in all of them.
Saw 1 bee yesterday.Smile
Brian.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 6dmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 10:36 AM

I've never seen them doing it before, fabulous series Carol.

regards
Yung

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2010 - 11:21 AM

amazing images carol,well done again.ray

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 11:23 AM


Quote: Do they ever stop where you live? They seem to be at it all year round! Fabulous shots.
Moira

Greece...Prudhoe...its the same the world over. An absolutely wonderful capture Carol.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
6 Apr 2010 - 11:25 AM

Superb details and thank you for commenting my swan

Peter

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Wilmot
Wilmot  5338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 11:29 AM

How rude!
Steve

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 12:05 PM

Are you going to give us the educated fleas Carol!! Absolutely wonderful set.
Joan.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 12:38 PM

the detail is beyond comprehension - stunning

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 12:49 PM

Stunning detail, as always. Great set.

Ann

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 1:35 PM

Magnificiently captured set of images, Patti

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Swamiji
Swamiji  4 India1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 2:02 PM

Mind boggling ! Capturing a single bee macro is a tough job... and you could shoot a study of a couple...! Congrats!!
Magnificient details and colours.
- Swamiji

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Portknockie
6 Apr 2010 - 2:19 PM

Have only seen one bee this year Carol...Sad but it is still early..Smile

Superb detail and colours...

Don

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 2:25 PM

Stunning detail in these shots Carol, nothing like Bee love, fantastic work.
Bob

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viscostatic
6 Apr 2010 - 2:25 PM

Wonderful colour and clarity Carol.

Phil.

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cantona43
cantona43  8851 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 3:00 PM

superb capture Carol wonderful colour and detail (pardon the expression lol) well spotted
Neil

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 3:41 PM

What amazing close-up shots, Carol. The detail is immaculate (as always).
Regards, Ronnie.

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FeatherFriend
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6 Apr 2010 - 3:52 PM


Quote: What amazing close-up shots, Carol. The detail is immaculate (as always).
Regards, Ronnie.

Couldn't have put it better myself, excellent Carol,
Geoff.

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RajaSidambaram

A difficult capture well done, Carol. With such big eyes did they not notice you? Alas!the flies & birds here disappear the moment we look at them - Raja.

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AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 3:59 PM

Wonderfully sharp detail, makes me feel terribly voyeuristic, lol!!! Great set of images, V1 being my fave for the diagonal.

Theresa

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SlowSong
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6 Apr 2010 - 4:33 PM

Hooray, making bees. What great images.
Chris

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6 Apr 2010 - 4:42 PM

Superb set. Sylvia

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 5:29 PM

There seems to be a lot of bonking insects where you live, Carol! Another excellent set...V1 has to be my fave.
TrevB Smile

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astyag
astyag  612 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 5:32 PM

I thought they only go for the Queen!!! However, this is a remarkable and a grand capture, well done
Astyag

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6 Apr 2010 - 6:35 PM

What an amazing capture! Great set of close ups. A

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6 Apr 2010 - 6:40 PM

3 good detailed images Carol
Steve

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shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 6:53 PM

Wow three superb images congrats
Alexa

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6 Apr 2010 - 7:47 PM

adult section please Wink

Adrian

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 8:40 PM

Never seen before - very well captured and I think the detail especially in V2 is amazing - well done Carol - Ina

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 8:41 PM

Spring has sprung, the grass is rizz and the bugs are at it again!
Jann
xxx

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6 Apr 2010 - 10:28 PM

Talk about close ups! Amazing, wonderful.

Sue

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2010 - 12:42 AM

Excellent images! They are absolutly superb Carol and beautifuly presented. Very well done indeed.
Smile
Carol

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
7 Apr 2010 - 4:20 AM

Cracked up @ the title lol, superb macro shots Carol!!!
Glen

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7 Apr 2010 - 12:33 PM

I am with Moira, I always wonder.

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7221 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2010 - 1:00 PM

Tut,tut,tut,

Really Carol and such detail too,Lol.

Aidan,,

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gerrymac  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2010 - 8:14 PM

Super close up Carol....can see every hair
Gerry

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Old Username was gilbo Scotland
7 Apr 2010 - 8:21 PM

Amazzzzzzing detail here !!!gill

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7 Apr 2010 - 10:43 PM

Bee's got to do what a bee's got to do Carol !! Excellent shot.
Ron

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ChrisJD
ChrisJD  480 forum posts Scotland
9 Apr 2010 - 11:16 PM

Thought I'd hidden the adult photos on this site.....

Chris

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brownsilent
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11 Apr 2010 - 10:58 PM

Fabulous in all details,
Johanna

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Glostopcat
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15 Apr 2010 - 6:08 PM

It looks like spring is in the air as these busy bees are getting down to business, these could only be yours Carol!

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