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Firstly, many thanks to Pete (foggytwo) for giving his User Award to yesterday's bee upload. More bees for you today, this time three different species, all enjoying the same brightly coloured lantana in my garden.

We have gale force 9 winds here today, so no new pics for me!

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:lantana bees
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:22 Jan 2009 - 5:44 AM
Tags:Bee, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Garden, General, Lantana, Plant, Wildlife / nature
Votes:97
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BURNSIE
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22 Jan 2009 - 5:47 AM

Great detail, very sharp images
Burnsie

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basu
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22 Jan 2009 - 5:58 AM

very nice macro, good detail..basu

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Bob_V
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22 Jan 2009 - 5:58 AM

Wow, these are fantastic Carol, pin sharp and full of fantastic detail, so well captured and presented.
Bob

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texturencolour
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22 Jan 2009 - 6:01 AM

Your images are always informative as well as stunning visually.
jennifer

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22 Jan 2009 - 6:02 AM

Three excellent close-ups, Superb colour and detail.
Ian

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Buffalo_Tom
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22 Jan 2009 - 6:15 AM

Excellent images Carol and munber 1 is outstanding.
Tom.

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maratsuikka
22 Jan 2009 - 6:33 AM

excellent closeups,waiting for gale force pics....here some sun next week i hope

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srikanta
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22 Jan 2009 - 6:36 AM

Very sharp image, V3 is for me.

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KarenFB
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22 Jan 2009 - 6:55 AM

Three gorgeous images, so colourful!

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VIKI
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22 Jan 2009 - 7:12 AM

Wow, what details.

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goso
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22 Jan 2009 - 7:20 AM

Terrific macro's again Carol........Bill

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astyag
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22 Jan 2009 - 7:24 AM

What a magnificent close up Carol!
Astyag

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Christopher_Malpas
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22 Jan 2009 - 7:32 AM

3 amazieng shots

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viscostatic
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22 Jan 2009 - 7:43 AM

Excellent Carol. V2 my favourite.

Phil.

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motorsportpictures
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22 Jan 2009 - 8:22 AM

Great shots and great detail...
Scott

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fentiger
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22 Jan 2009 - 8:23 AM

Quality macro work again Carol. You should send some of your work to Olympus.

Albert

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casson
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22 Jan 2009 - 8:36 AM

Another stunner, Carol, the light on the bee is just lovely, it is raining here in Swindon, not good for photography.
john

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lyntonB
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22 Jan 2009 - 8:50 AM

Superb macro set, nice detail and composition. V3 for me.

Lynton

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barbarahirst
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22 Jan 2009 - 8:55 AM

Yet again fabulous all of them
Thanks for the advice
You are one of the photographers that have inspired me to take pictures of flowers
Again Thankyou

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BERTRAM
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22 Jan 2009 - 9:14 AM

What super sharp images.
Dave

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Rock
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22 Jan 2009 - 9:28 AM

"The Bees Knees"

An expression my Mother used to use to show her delight .

Rock

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Ray42
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22 Jan 2009 - 9:35 AM

Three excellent macros - pin sharp and nice and colourful - just what we want with this weather

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JudeC
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22 Jan 2009 - 9:43 AM

Can't wait for summer - Jude.

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pluckyfilly
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22 Jan 2009 - 9:45 AM

cracking shot makes me pine for summer

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MickyMc
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22 Jan 2009 - 9:47 AM

Yes I know the Bees Knees too, I thought it was a Liverpool saying. Those bees are fantastic No 1 again looks drunk with pleasure.
Mavis

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videotec
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22 Jan 2009 - 10:01 AM

Three super images, I particually like V3.
Pete

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jdenman
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22 Jan 2009 - 10:25 AM

All three are very nice, it is V2 that stands out for me though, a cracker.
John

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Sylviwhalley
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22 Jan 2009 - 10:28 AM

Three great shots, stunning detail.
Sylvia

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jaktis
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22 Jan 2009 - 10:29 AM

Great details indeed

Peter

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Cormy
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22 Jan 2009 - 11:41 AM

Amazing detail,Carol,and absolutely gorgeous colours.
Cheers
Alan

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GalleryGirl
22 Jan 2009 - 12:31 PM

Lovely colours and detail Carol.
marilyn x

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22 Jan 2009 - 12:42 PM

V1 best then V3 and last is V2..
A great set of shotsvery well taken...

Dave

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22 Jan 2009 - 12:45 PM

Absolutely fantastic...

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DolphinLady
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22 Jan 2009 - 2:03 PM

The closeness of these shots is just amazing.
So much beautiful clear detail & the colours are wonderful.
Hilary

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22 Jan 2009 - 2:30 PM

Stunning details and colours in this set of images.

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cassiecat
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22 Jan 2009 - 2:54 PM

like the colour and detail, v1 is my fav.lesley

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22 Jan 2009 - 2:59 PM

Extremely impressed with the results you have got here in all 3 Carol. Looking around for a camera myself for times when I don't want the weight involved with DSLR's and big lenses, must check this one out Wink
Geoff.

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22 Jan 2009 - 4:02 PM

Amazing colours and details. V2 is my favourite.
Well done!

Ayelet

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22 Jan 2009 - 4:09 PM

Superb detail and 3 great shots.
Annette

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22 Jan 2009 - 5:08 PM

Three superb shots, too difficult to choose a favourite. I fancy some anemones. Gales and torrential rain tonight and tomorrow. ;-(
Freda

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22 Jan 2009 - 5:32 PM

60th click from me to you, what a lovely trio. Trish

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22 Jan 2009 - 6:07 PM

Wow indeed...excellent set of images Carol.
Really like these macro shots.
V1 is my fav...just awsome that one.
Robert

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22 Jan 2009 - 6:23 PM

A trio of superb captures Carol. Terrific detail sharp detail on the bees and wonderful vibrant colours. V1 for me by a whisker.
Sylvia

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22 Jan 2009 - 6:45 PM

Cor,,,, this is great Carol, smashing detail and colours.
betts

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22 Jan 2009 - 6:45 PM

superb, love the eye in v2
bunSmile

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22 Jan 2009 - 6:53 PM

All stunning ,but v3 amazing ! Gill

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22 Jan 2009 - 7:11 PM

You make choosing one very difficult Carol,LOL. These are three fabulous captures once again and the detail in all three is excellent. Forcing myself to select one favourite, I have gone for number one simply because I like the reflection you have caught in the eye.
Pete.

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22 Jan 2009 - 7:16 PM

wonderful

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22 Jan 2009 - 7:57 PM

Lovely colours and detail, it looks like he is really enjoying his lunch.

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22 Jan 2009 - 8:17 PM

Fantastic.

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22 Jan 2009 - 8:36 PM


Quote: The closeness of these shots is just amazing.
So much beautiful clear detail & the colours are wonderful.


regards Nigel
Ps & thanks for the C/Cs

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22 Jan 2009 - 8:50 PM

stunning what more can one say

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22 Jan 2009 - 9:01 PM

These are all gorgeous,they are so sharp and full of colour and detail,stunning.

Jean x

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22 Jan 2009 - 9:31 PM

Awesome captures, all three of them. Tremendous DoF, lighting and detail.
Steve

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22 Jan 2009 - 9:38 PM

fantastic images carol detail is amazing
steve

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22 Jan 2009 - 10:30 PM

Superb images, Carol, fantastic definition.
Derek

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22 Jan 2009 - 10:32 PM

wow stunning clarity
Dawn

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22 Jan 2009 - 11:46 PM

Fantastic detail in these images Carol. Shame you kitten shots didn't work out
Mandy

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23 Jan 2009 - 3:13 AM

Wow the detail in 1 and 3 is stunning
Leon

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23 Jan 2009 - 1:15 PM

wonderful set superb colours and detail great presentation-ray

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23 Jan 2009 - 8:20 PM

Great works again,such consistently high quality images,Well done,David

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24 Jan 2009 - 1:00 AM

Excellent detail.
Brian

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24 Jan 2009 - 3:36 AM

Great clarity, wonderful shots.

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BarbaraR
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25 Jan 2009 - 11:24 AM

Wow, superb bee shots.
Great detail and such colour !
I particularly love V3 the big bumble.

B.

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27 Jan 2009 - 11:38 AM

Another tremendous trio of marvellous macro shots, you should be very proud of these

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28 Jan 2009 - 2:10 PM

Superb work Carol. #3 really shows off the excellent detail.
Fran

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3 Feb 2009 - 9:56 PM

V3 is stunning!
Gill

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