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The longhorn bees are busy at work, dipping deep into the wild vetch flowers to extract the nectar, vital for the production of honey. They also collect pollen, a good source of protein for bees, which is stored in small sacs on their back legs and transported back to the hive.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:longhorn bee
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:17 Apr 2014 - 5:43 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Longhorn bee, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:56
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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2014 - 6:26 AM

What a strange looking bee... Great shots Carol, very unusual.

Andy

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Jocelia
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17 Apr 2014 - 6:46 AM

This is so unusual and brilliantly taken Carol, love itů...WinkWinkWink

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2014 - 6:49 AM

brilliant detail carol wonderful colours and comp v1 just nicks it for me today a cracker nice one Wink
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ali63
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17 Apr 2014 - 7:06 AM

2 beauties Carol,

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SUE118
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17 Apr 2014 - 7:15 AM

Beautiful macro details.Smile

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fentiger
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17 Apr 2014 - 7:26 AM

Fine macro captures. Wonder why it needs such long feelers?

Albert

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janlea
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17 Apr 2014 - 7:26 AM

So beautiful Carol, fantastic colours and detail Smile
Jan

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Mollycat
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17 Apr 2014 - 8:03 AM

You've achieved incredible depth in these. More superb pictures Carol.
Peter.

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viscostatic
17 Apr 2014 - 8:14 AM

A beautiful little bee Carol and nice shadows on that beautiful flower in V1.

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barbarahirst
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17 Apr 2014 - 8:20 AM

AWESOME DETAILS AS ALWAYS

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Ted447
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17 Apr 2014 - 8:34 AM

Great images. Ted. GrinGrin

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sparrowhawk
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17 Apr 2014 - 9:23 AM

oh my goodness never even heard of this variant of bee superb shots thank you for educating me on this matter

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2014 - 9:47 AM

New to me, too.
Good pictures as always.

(The miner bees have now hatched from my 'bee house' and are travelling around in groups of about 50).

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DilysT
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17 Apr 2014 - 10:11 AM

Wow! Super sharp Carol - lovely presentation too Smile

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17 Apr 2014 - 10:19 AM

Beautiful light & detail Carol.
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Nikonuser1
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17 Apr 2014 - 10:54 AM

2 great images Carol, love the shadow of his antenna on the petal of the flower in v1Smile


Cliff

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Irishkate
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17 Apr 2014 - 10:58 AM

Two lovely macros Carol with different focus on the beautiful wild vetch apart form your critter.
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digital_boi
17 Apr 2014 - 11:02 AM

never failing Carol excellent

Graham

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EMJAYCEE
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17 Apr 2014 - 11:21 AM

Excellent detail and so sharp.
Joan.

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Daisymaye
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17 Apr 2014 - 12:22 PM

Excellent captures Carol.

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PaulLiley
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17 Apr 2014 - 1:04 PM

unusual be. never seen one of these before. great image. paul

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mikbee
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17 Apr 2014 - 1:07 PM

Unusual indeed Carol !!
Good shots.
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17 Apr 2014 - 1:51 PM

Two gooduns Carol.

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ChristineD
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17 Apr 2014 - 2:16 PM

brilliant detail and wonderful colours

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ColleenA
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17 Apr 2014 - 2:17 PM

Stunning images Carol, have never seen a Longhorn bee before, great photography

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17 Apr 2014 - 3:03 PM

More macro magic from you, Carol.
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17 Apr 2014 - 4:00 PM

I went out to cut the grass this morning, and a ginormous bumble bee came to investigate what I was up to...but he wasn't going to hang around for me to get out my camera and take his portrait! SadSad But, I'll happily enjoy seeing your two wonderful efforts here, Carol Smile
Trev Smile

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17 Apr 2014 - 4:42 PM

Great duo, Carol.
Tony

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17 Apr 2014 - 6:29 PM

two wonderful shots Carol.
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17 Apr 2014 - 6:45 PM

Two excellent close ups, Carol.

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17 Apr 2014 - 7:07 PM

Difficult shots to get they wait for no man! Well done Carol

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18 Apr 2014 - 3:53 AM

They look like they are fairly stuffing their faces into the nectar here, Carol Wink
Never realised bees used pollen, too. Most interesting.
I thought it was only the 'pay-off' for the flower giving up its nectar - then the bee transferred it to the next flower.
Wonderful detail and colours, as always.

Simon

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18 Apr 2014 - 12:25 PM

Outstanding macro... Grin
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19 Apr 2014 - 12:29 PM

Top quality macrowork here Carol, it seems like Crete is currently alive with critters

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20 Apr 2014 - 9:34 AM

Superb Carol & so different xx

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