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As the oxalis pes-caprae are making a welcome return to the olive groves and meadows, so are the many bees and hover-flies that enjoy feasting on the nectar.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:happy hovers
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:10 Dec 2012 - 6:23 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Hoverfly, Macro, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:69
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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RajaSidambaram
10 Dec 2012 - 6:32 AM

Very crispy pictures, Carol. These flies are very attractive with metallic sheen on the wings. - Raja.

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Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 6:39 AM

It amazes just how many different types of bee and hoverfly there are and also how many of them land in your garden. Exquisite shots Carol.

Andy

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 7:15 AM

superb Carol, another terrific set of macros

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
10 Dec 2012 - 7:17 AM

Three excellent photos Carol ! What do you you spray on the flowers that attract all these lovelies for you to immortalise in your images Smile

Last Modified By Hermanus at 10 Dec 2012 - 7:17 AM

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 7:23 AM

Three terrific shots Carol SmileSmile
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CaroleS
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10 Dec 2012 - 7:35 AM

Working your magic again CarolSmile
Carole

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 7:35 AM

Fine macro captures ~ No. 3 gets the vote today.

Albert

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 7:36 AM

Super macro shot's and lovely colours.

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achieverswales
10 Dec 2012 - 7:37 AM

Excellent macro captures Carol, V3 for me.

Regards

Trev.

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barbarahirst
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10 Dec 2012 - 8:13 AM

A great set.. no favourites here

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LynneJoyce
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10 Dec 2012 - 8:16 AM

V3 or me too.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
10 Dec 2012 - 8:17 AM

V3 my fav today ! Still very busy ! GillWink

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macromal
macromal  2
10 Dec 2012 - 8:21 AM

Just magnificent Carol....Mal.

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 8:38 AM

Wonderful.

Rock

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Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
10 Dec 2012 - 8:42 AM

Super images Carol, V2 a slight favourite
Fred.

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Brian65
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10 Dec 2012 - 9:09 AM

3 Cracking good images Carol, hope the weather gets better for you.
Brian

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
10 Dec 2012 - 9:13 AM

V3. for me Carol, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 9:20 AM

I do like your title Carol - it brings a smile to the face! Three lovely captures!
Ann

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dasher
dasher  4 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 - 9:33 AM

Superb detail.Lovely sunny day here Carol but only winter gnats flying.
Best wishes Robert.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 9:40 AM

These are so beautiful and I am so envious! Hardly saw any Hovers all the so-called summer and no way one would be around now. After a lovely, sunny day yesterday awoke to yet more snow!

A deeply felt "thank you", Carol for your wonderful UA this morning. Had to do a double take to make sure I wan't imagining things! Grin

Ann

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 9:43 AM

Your insect shots are easily recognisable by the sheer quality in them

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 10:41 AM

brilliant ! nuff said

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 10:55 AM

Truly excellent Carol.

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TonyDy
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10 Dec 2012 - 11:01 AM

Great set, carol - haven't seen any of these for months now!
Tony

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 11:36 AM

A great set of hovers, Carol, and after hovering my mouse over each version, I'm going for V1 as my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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digital_boi
10 Dec 2012 - 12:00 PM

been long gone here for sure three fine detailed captures Carol


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10 Dec 2012 - 12:05 PM

Three images which scream out quality Carol.

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10 Dec 2012 - 12:05 PM

Afternoon Carol - justSmile

V1 for me - the B & W hovers are a favourite of mine

Fine & cool here

Adrian

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Joline
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10 Dec 2012 - 12:08 PM

V3 for me....a sweet composition.
Are the oxalis in bloom now or was this an earlier image?

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10 Dec 2012 - 12:37 PM

Love all three Carol but V3 is my faveGrin
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 12:51 PM


Quote: V3 for me....a sweet composition.
Are the oxalis in bloom now or was this an earlier image?

The oxalis are coming into bloom now, and in a week or so every olive grove and meadow will be carpeted in yellow

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10 Dec 2012 - 12:56 PM

It gets a double WOW from me for such radiant colours and details! IB Grin

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RuthyJ  8 England
10 Dec 2012 - 3:02 PM

Your photo's are always spot on Carol. Such sharp detail and lovely warm light.

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 3:24 PM

Super detail, colours and shine to the three.
Very well done Carol.

B.

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graceland  92378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 4:51 PM

smashing close up

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 - 6:04 PM

V1 is outstanding, Carol. Lovely light and detail.

P.

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10 Dec 2012 - 6:09 PM

Fab set of images the detail is spot on
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bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 6:50 PM

Three crackers Carole all outstanding shots.SmileSmileSmile
Rob

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Irishkate
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10 Dec 2012 - 6:53 PM

Three great macros Carol.
Love the dark hoverfly against that light green leaf.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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10 Dec 2012 - 7:04 PM

V3 for me Carol, by a Gnats WinkTongue

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Silverzone
10 Dec 2012 - 7:47 PM

Three beauties here. Heading home tommorrow and can't wait to edit my photo's but not looking forward to the cold!

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10 Dec 2012 - 7:51 PM

Three good pictures

Peter

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France31 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 12:17 AM

oh what a lovely summer -like series.. it warms me up to see those Smile

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11 Dec 2012 - 12:24 AM

Excellent macro shot images , Carol -all beautiful...........GrinGrinGrin

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11 Dec 2012 - 5:56 AM

V2 has it for me today...
Better lead in with hover fly...
Well taken...

Dave

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 6:46 PM

'Superlative & very well-togged Triad, Carol' Smile

Ciao~ Peter

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12 Dec 2012 - 4:57 PM

A mighty fine set of macros Carol, such pin sharp detail captured in all

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DEBASISH  1 India
21 Dec 2012 - 7:18 PM

Outstanding Macro shot.....fabulous.......

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ann_g  10 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 - 1:43 PM

Wow, this is stunning. Superb macro, thank you for the welcome. Smile Ann

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