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One day I will achieve my goal of capturing a bee in flight, not an easy task with my point and shoot! Today's images show some bees gathering pollen from the spring flowers.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:busy bees
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:21 Jan 2009 - 5:29 AM
Tags:Bee, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, General, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:100
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basu
basu  6 India
21 Jan 2009 - 5:35 AM

nice capture and good detail.
basu

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 5:39 AM

Lovely light and colour.Below freezing here this morning.Well taken Carol.
Tom.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 6:07 AM

What superb close-up captures Carol, lovely color and clarity and so well detailed.
Bob

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iancam  5 England
21 Jan 2009 - 6:21 AM

Excellent close-ups
Ian

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maratsuikka
21 Jan 2009 - 6:41 AM

Numero uno for me,excellent colours and tones,My Friend

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headskiesfly
21 Jan 2009 - 6:54 AM

Three wonderful close ups.
Rick

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 6:59 AM

Wow these are EXCELLENT Carol!

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21 Jan 2009 - 7:04 AM

Great details from the bee

Peter

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nickyv32
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21 Jan 2009 - 7:17 AM

Is that a huge bee or a little flower, 3 great shots, love No 1.

Nicky

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 7:18 AM

Until that day we will enjoys these wonderful shots. Excellent close up.

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TonyFrith
TonyFrith  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 7:20 AM

great detail super close up
Tony

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srikanta
srikanta  6 India
21 Jan 2009 - 7:21 AM

Oh, what a timing, excellent.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 7:27 AM

Three good shots - good detail

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RachelMB
RachelMB  842 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 7:35 AM

Nice shots Smile It's quite fun trying to photograph a flying bee - guessing which flower they'll go to next Grin

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 7:44 AM

Three fine macro shots Carol.

Albert

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pluckyfilly
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21 Jan 2009 - 7:55 AM

amazing detail Carol your doing so well with your flower shots

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Dimitre_P
Dimitre_P  5 Bulgaria
21 Jan 2009 - 7:58 AM

Great photos...lovely bees...
Dimitre

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motorsportpictures

Amazing close-up, and stunning detail...
Scott

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 8:06 AM

Super set

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21 Jan 2009 - 8:22 AM

V3 for me...
Great colour and boarder work...
Well taken...

Dave

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
21 Jan 2009 - 8:25 AM

Great shots, just love v1 he looks though he's polished his wings
Mandy

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goso
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21 Jan 2009 - 8:37 AM

Three super macro's Carol - well done........Bill

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jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 8:46 AM

Beautiful macro work in these.
John

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 9:37 AM

First time I've voted to get someone over the dreaded 30
Great pictures as always
V1 is my favourite

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phil_j
phil_j  8133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 9:52 AM

Superb work Carol, well captured images all of them.

phil

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challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 10:01 AM

These are superb close-ups!

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2009 - 10:03 AM

Yet again another great set of images.
Dave

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2009 - 10:04 AM

Fantastic exposure and those glistening wings absolutely superb
Mavis

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 10:13 AM

Your doing pretty good with a point and shoot, another good set of images.

Robert

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 10:43 AM

What a lovely trio Carol the detail in V1 is just stunning Ina

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21 Jan 2009 - 11:24 AM

You have been busy !

Super work.

Rock

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
21 Jan 2009 - 11:35 AM

Great trio Carol.I plump for No.3
Cheers
Alan

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21 Jan 2009 - 12:02 PM

Beautiful colours and detail, love #1. Sandra

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DolphinLady
21 Jan 2009 - 12:06 PM

These are wonderful captures Carol.
V1 is fantastic.
I know what you mean about trying to get them in flight, I spent 25mins one day just clicking in the hope at least one would be OK, but no luck at all....
Hilary

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viscostatic
21 Jan 2009 - 12:15 PM

Excellent close-ups Carol.

Phil.

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texturencolour
21 Jan 2009 - 12:46 PM

I think you are doing exceptionally well to achieve results like these superb macro shots. V1 in particular for the detail and the reflection of light from the bee's wings.
jennifer

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2009 - 12:59 PM

wonderful, all of them.. really missing bug hunting
bunSmile

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2009 - 1:09 PM

These are magnificient shots Carol--I do like V1 alot,--it looks as if it's about to dissapear inside the flower to me
Regards
Pete

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SoulOfNature
21 Jan 2009 - 1:17 PM

A stunning set of macro images...brilliant.

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21 Jan 2009 - 1:25 PM

Fantastic series of images. Great tones and light.

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 2:05 PM

Impressive close up
Astyag

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norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 3:13 PM

Nicely detailed shots,well captured....................

Tony.

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lyntonB  7 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2009 - 3:56 PM

Super close up shot Carol, nice detail and composition.

Lynton

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Mynett
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21 Jan 2009 - 3:58 PM

Very beautiful images all of them esp v1.. as for getting one in flight, I would be happy to capture one as good as this close up still.
Linda Smile

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Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 4:09 PM

3 super macros Carol, V3 has it for me, all round detail and framing
Richard

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21 Jan 2009 - 4:36 PM

A magnificant set of images Carol. Superb in every respect.

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21 Jan 2009 - 4:45 PM

lovely work

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kishanm14  5 India
21 Jan 2009 - 5:05 PM

All great work.

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
21 Jan 2009 - 5:15 PM

Wow...3 excellent captures.
V1 is my fav...excellent details in this shot Carol.
Robert

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MilanaG  8 Bulgaria
21 Jan 2009 - 5:45 PM

Good set of shots...

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piccy  8 Wales
21 Jan 2009 - 6:06 PM

Three quality shots, envy that sunshine.
Freda

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GalleryGirl
21 Jan 2009 - 6:27 PM

He's having a great time collecting.
Super trio
Marilyn x

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foggytwo  1136 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 7:35 PM

Three excellent images Carol all with wonderful detail. I think No.1 is superb. I also like the way they have all been presented.That is why I have given it my award of the week.
Pete.

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21 Jan 2009 - 8:07 PM

Cracking set Carol

Stace

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2009 - 8:32 PM

v1 for me, congrats on the user award.lesley

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21 Jan 2009 - 8:33 PM

V1 for me Carol - super capture. I saw a bee lunchtime and the temp was only 4 degrees !!
Brian.

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21 Jan 2009 - 9:16 PM

Three super images, V1 stands out for me.
You certainly obtain some wonderful images with your P&S, I just wonder what you could do with an SLR Carol.
David

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Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2009 - 12:54 AM

V 1, brilliant, great set Carol.

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leons29  6 South Africa
22 Jan 2009 - 3:43 AM

Detail oin v1 is stunning, great capture
Leon

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22 Jan 2009 - 2:54 PM

Terrific detail in all 3 Carol, superb shots.
Geoff.

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22 Jan 2009 - 4:12 PM

Great set of images here, the last one being my fave.

-Leighton.

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22 Jan 2009 - 5:02 PM

Three lovely captures with excellent detail.
Charlotte

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leginR  6 England
22 Jan 2009 - 8:29 PM


Quote: What superb close-up captures Carol, lovely color and clarity and so well detailed.


regards Nigel

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chilternsdavid
23 Jan 2009 - 8:18 PM

Lovely group of shots with great detail,David

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24 Jan 2009 - 12:59 AM

Superb close-ups.
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CherryMartin
24 Jan 2009 - 3:34 AM

these are fantastic captures.

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25 Jan 2009 - 6:30 PM

Lovely colors and wonderful detail. That's neat how you can see the 3 pictures that way. There are so many little tricks to learn.

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27 Jan 2009 - 11:36 AM

A terrific set of macro shots Carol, the detail and clarity are amazing. You are certainly using your camera to its full potential, I never realised that you used a point and shoot before, I'd always thought you'd used an SLR with a macro lens

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3 Feb 2009 - 9:55 PM

Absolutely love v1, although all three images are great.
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4 Feb 2009 - 6:14 PM

Amazing shots Carol, I love version 1, makes me want to keep trying. I've done shots like these but no where near this standard. Maryg

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