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The honey bees have been busy over the last few days, collecting nectar to make the world-famous Greek honey. There were plenty on the wild oxalis, but as soon as the bees landed on the flowers the weight of the little bee plus his full pollen sacs pulled the flower-head down, so V.1 is a ‘blind’ take, with me holding the camera under the flower and pressing the shutter!

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:fully loaded
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:9 Jan 2012 - 5:47 AM
Tags:Bee, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:78
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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 6:09 AM

Exquisite !!

Barry

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 6:15 AM

Wow, you have flowers and bees already. We have three months to wait before we get either. Three lovely, envy provoking images.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 - 6:18 AM

Nature at best. V3 is my favorite today! IB

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Glyn1
Glyn1  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 6:47 AM

3 cracking close ups Carol, V1 for me.

Glyn

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 6:53 AM

A fine set as usual, V 2 is for 2 day.

Thanks for correct word.

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exposure
exposure  91304 forum posts England
9 Jan 2012 - 7:03 AM

Lovely bee detail light & tones Carol...so many wild flowers are out here alsoSmile
Pauline.

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 11Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 7:11 AM

The clarity and definition in these shots is simply wonderful.

Rock

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 7:22 AM

3 sharp images Carol. I'm longing for some insect life to return.

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 7:27 AM

V1 very powerfull image V2 has more detail and I feel better comp..
Great work.
Thanks again for the support.
Dave

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 7:35 AM

They have been very busy - excellent shots. Carole

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Stace
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9 Jan 2012 - 7:37 AM

Lovely bright images Carol

Stace

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Old Username was gilbo Scotland
9 Jan 2012 - 7:47 AM

Well done with V1! All great to see .I'm looking forward to my honey and youghurt ! Thanks so much for you comment yesterday .All down to luck .I was a bit disappointed with the sunrise images in the a.m. and was happier with the sunset. I'm still experimenting with the spare camera.Still to find my charger !!! Off to work now.GillWink

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LucienH
LucienH e2 Member 9386 forum postsLucienH vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 7:54 AM

Wonderful shots, I like V2 best.

Lucien.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 7:54 AM

What an amazing capture ...
wonderful all 3
and yummy yummy greek honey ... cant get better

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 8:15 AM

three wonderful detailed captures carol brilliant colours v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10509 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 8:17 AM

Fine shots in the main. V1 and 2 are great, but V3 is out of focus on the abdomen of the bee.
Alan

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VIKI
VIKI  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 8:17 AM

3 smashers again Carole

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 8:37 AM

Fantastic and wonderful set of images,Carol,V 1 and v2 are my favorite,
saeid

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 6dmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 8:52 AM

I love honey, and busy time of the year for these bees, and 3 wonderful shots Carol.
regards
Yung

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
9 Jan 2012 - 9:16 AM

V2 in particular and V1 are great photos.
JNC

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 9:26 AM

oh they are all beautiful, no2 for the wonderful flowers and the great detail as no3 and no1 sings with that gorgeous colour contrast

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 9:36 AM

A heart-lifting set with such lovely light, colours and details. I have no favourite as I love them all.

Ann

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53990 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 9:54 AM

Your close ups are getting a bit brilliant lately Carol, whether you're looking what you're doing or not. Smile
Chris

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Jekaro
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9 Jan 2012 - 10:04 AM

A superbly captured set of shots, Carol, like them all.
Roy

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 10:41 AM

Blimey you are great at blind shots

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achieverswales
9 Jan 2012 - 11:18 AM

Stunning Carol 20 points each.

Regards

Trev.

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gingerdelight
9 Jan 2012 - 11:50 AM

Three excellent images here Carol - well captured!
Carol

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Maiwand
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9 Jan 2012 - 12:14 PM

Stunning detail. Superb macro. All excellent images.
Ron

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FeatherFriend
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9 Jan 2012 - 12:24 PM

Very good detail in all Carol, cracking set,
Geoff.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 12:27 PM

Brilliant set of close-ups, Carol, but think V2 has to be my fave today Wink
Trev Smile

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digital_boi
9 Jan 2012 - 12:37 PM

wow excellent start to the week Carol all three are crackers the UA well deserved excellent work

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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evelen
evelen  9 England
9 Jan 2012 - 1:26 PM

three wonderful shots carol.
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Daisymaye
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9 Jan 2012 - 2:01 PM

Amazing colour and detail. Three superb images Carol............Sandy

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HobbitDave
9 Jan 2012 - 2:11 PM

Absolutely gorgeous set, Carol. Am still waiting for the book to come out Wink Top macro work, especially love v's 1 and 3.
Dave.

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
9 Jan 2012 - 2:25 PM

3 belters Carol.

Len

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ccb
ccb  526 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 2:51 PM

Amazing detail. In V2 and 3, is that nectar on his leg?
Christina

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 2:56 PM


Quote: Amazing detail. In V2 and 3, is that nectar on his leg?
Christina

Yes, Christina, those are his collection bags for taking back to the hive and eventually will be converted into honey.

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sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 3:01 PM

Brilliant set Carol all supurb.Well done..Lin

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 4:04 PM

Three lovely furry bees doing what they do!! Smile Lovely to see them so early, even if they are thousands of miles away!
Ann

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LexEquine
LexEquine  7 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 4:18 PM

'v1 is the "Top Macro Shot," today, Carol ~ Peter Wink

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sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 5:04 PM

magnificent set Carol but it has to be v1 for me too

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jonwebber
jonwebber  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 5:35 PM

Wonderful in every way, my vote goes to V3
jon

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jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
9 Jan 2012 - 7:02 PM

Great pictures

Peter

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 7:17 PM

That new Lumix has a remarkably crisp lens judging by this marvellous set, Carol: such fine detail captured. 1/3 vote per image.
Sorry I have missed out on your recent postings.
Ronnie.

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 7:28 PM

As your award says..amazing capture.

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 3 England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 8:24 PM

Great macros!
Sam.

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  5
9 Jan 2012 - 9:01 PM

Hi Carol superb some scientist now train bees to do the same as sniffer dogs, they learn in one lesson amazing regards gray.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 9:49 PM

It's a wonderful thing how honey bees flit around from plant to plant, never realizing the work they are doing to benefit the plants. Fully loaded for sure here.

The Lumix looks like it's giving you some superb results.

Anne

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Peagreen  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 10:12 PM

Superb set, Carol. All three with wonderful colour and brilliant detail. Great workSmile
Take care, Pauline

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9 Jan 2012 - 10:13 PM

Absolutely superb set of shots Carol. Moira

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Hop-A-Long
9 Jan 2012 - 11:02 PM

Superb close ups. I have to say V2 is may favourite. Great work.

Andy

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 2Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2012 - 12:41 AM

How marvellous these little creatures are and even more so in your wonderful capture of them.
Well done…..Jocelia…...

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JimV e2 Member 7JimV vcard Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2012 - 3:24 AM

Three stunning macro shots Carol, once again I won't pick a favourite as they are all equally excellent!
Rgds., Jim

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brownsilent
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11 Jan 2012 - 9:31 PM

Mhmmm... I can smell the honey already. Amazing macro,
Johanna

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16 Jan 2012 - 8:47 PM

Oh Carol teasing us again with the thought of warmer days and spring colours. What a gorgeous set of macros, it's been dry and bright here today but bitterly cold out of the sun, we had our hardest frost since last winter last night

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