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Out on my travels I spotted a carpenter bee deep inside a very prickly thistle. I dob't know if it was in trouble, or whether it was just relaxing in the sun, but after taking a couple of images I picked the nearest seedhead and managed to carefully get it out of the thistle. I took a quick image of it on the seedhead before it flew off. V.4 shows the location where I took this set.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:carpenter bee
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:29 Oct 2013 - 5:48 AM
Tags:Carpenter bee, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Landscape / travel, Macro, Nature, Sea, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:57
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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2013 - 6:20 AM

beautiful set love them all though i particularly like the view in v4

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 697 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2013 - 6:27 AM

The Darth Vader of the bee world....Grin Another super set and V3 is just fantastic.

Andy

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dven
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29 Oct 2013 - 6:58 AM

Version 3 is stunning

dven

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DicksPics
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29 Oct 2013 - 7:39 AM

What a beautiful location to take these top quality images, Carol!
V3 is outstanding!SmileSmileSmile

Richard

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achieverswales
29 Oct 2013 - 7:41 AM

Wonderful insect Carol, the set is excellent.


Regards

Trev.

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WhiteRose1
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29 Oct 2013 - 8:01 AM

Not the easiest to capture with its dark colouration in bright light. v3 is a beauty with the unfocussed sea behind.

Dave

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barbarahirst
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29 Oct 2013 - 8:11 AM

What a dear little critter....bet he was happy you came along

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Caziwinkles
29 Oct 2013 - 8:14 AM

A beautiful area for you to collect all these fascinating images Carol. Love V3! Smile

Carol

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viscostatic
29 Oct 2013 - 8:25 AM

It's a very black bee, not like anything I've ever seen here. V3 shows it so well Carol. Glad you rescued it.

Phil.

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User_Removed
29 Oct 2013 - 8:55 AM

V3 for me. Smile

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2013 - 9:12 AM

A great set of the bee.
Nice to free it in case.
What a gorgeous location too.

B.

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Nikonuser1
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29 Oct 2013 - 9:18 AM

Great set Carol, V3 for me, great spot in V4Smile

Cliff

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AnneB50
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29 Oct 2013 - 9:26 AM

OMG very sinister looking creature! Well captured,

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richmowil
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29 Oct 2013 - 9:26 AM

Excellent set of fine images Carol!! V3 for me too!!

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EileenH
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29 Oct 2013 - 10:10 AM

Lovely set, V3 & V4 for me Smile

Eileen

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Brian65
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29 Oct 2013 - 10:21 AM

4 great shots Carol, but love V3.
Brian

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Fefe
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29 Oct 2013 - 10:33 AM

So thats what these are calledGrin
Great capturesGrin
Diane

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2013 - 10:57 AM

You really do save a lot of distressed critters... He is amazing....just love V3... And what a beautiful location in V4...

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ali63
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29 Oct 2013 - 11:05 AM

Brilliant images Carol,

Ali Smile

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EMJAYCEE
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29 Oct 2013 - 11:12 AM

You certainly have beautiful scenery for your rambles Carol and I think this little critter was probably pleased with your assistance.Smile
Joan.

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TonyDy
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29 Oct 2013 - 11:38 AM

Great set, Carol - I photographed these on the Greek mainland two years ago - I love the blue sheen on them when they catch the sun!
Tony

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Joline
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29 Oct 2013 - 11:53 AM

V3 is quite the image with that wonderful blue in the background. What a fine scene you had that day, as seen in v4. Beautiful.

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AnnChown
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29 Oct 2013 - 12:08 PM

It's good to see the area you do your searching in Carol and what a fine bee. Well captured, all four.

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Daisymaye
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29 Oct 2013 - 12:35 PM

A great set Carol. V3 is my favourite and what a lovely place you've found them at.

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sweetpea62
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29 Oct 2013 - 1:39 PM

Another great set Carol, V1 my favourite..Lin

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TrevBatWCC
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29 Oct 2013 - 2:24 PM

And yet another creature I haven't seen before! Amazing stuff here, Carol, and as usual, a willing subject to pose for the camera! Wink
Trev Smile

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ChristineD
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29 Oct 2013 - 2:58 PM

beautiful set of images and what a view

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Lillian
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29 Oct 2013 - 3:52 PM

Oh how I would like to be in V4
a great set Carol and he is a cheeky boy
Lillian

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GeorgePlatis
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29 Oct 2013 - 4:26 PM

Fabulous captures, Carol ! I like them all from every aspect and of course I like your narration!Smile
George

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bricurtis
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29 Oct 2013 - 8:58 PM

It looks to be just hanging around Carol.Wink
Brian.

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briantjjones
29 Oct 2013 - 9:18 PM

Carol A really nice set of images and I love the contrast of the dark bee against light background. V2 reminds me of Darth VaderWink
Brian J.

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fificat100
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30 Oct 2013 - 4:53 AM

Well spotted, Carol. V3 is outstanding

Lavina

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30 Oct 2013 - 5:29 AM

I do like the pose in v3

Peter

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mashwood10
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30 Oct 2013 - 1:08 PM

WOW for V3 !!!

Great set Carol.

PamGrinGrin

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30 Oct 2013 - 8:04 PM

Four excellent shots Carol.

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Glostopcat
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31 Oct 2013 - 6:20 PM

You've nailed this little black beauty Carol and just to hammer home the point that you are enjoying some fine weather you've uploaded v4 just to make us jealous!Tongue

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Chinga
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3 Nov 2013 - 6:47 AM

She's got such beautiful eyes Carol! Grin
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