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This bee had found its way into my lounge and couldn't get out, and was becoming very weary. I encouraged it onto a little felicia bloom and took it outside, (with camera Smile). It fed hungrily from the bloom, and after a few minutes took off into the distance. The nearest identification I can find is thyreus histrionicus, or cuckoo bee, I wonder if anyone knows if this is correct or not?

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:thyreus histrionicus
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:8 Apr 2014 - 5:10 AM
Tags:Bee, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:76
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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43843 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2014 - 6:01 AM

Gobsmacking photography, each image is sharp as a tack with great colour and superb detail. Furthermore your images are processed and presented to a very good standard Carol.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2014 - 6:05 AM

A great set Carol - I have this trouble with bees evidently there are thousands of different ones - you've done well to get a name for this one

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Andysnapper
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8 Apr 2014 - 6:36 AM

A very unusual and handsome insect Carol, I can't help with the ID but I'm sure someone will especially as they have such brilliant images to go off. Superb shots.

Andy

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JohnoP
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8 Apr 2014 - 6:36 AM

Beautiful, whatever it is Carol. Love V1. John

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barbarahirst
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8 Apr 2014 - 7:07 AM

4 beauties

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SUE118
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8 Apr 2014 - 7:18 AM

Whatever bee it is it's very pretty and you arrived in time to revive it. Lovely shot's.Smile

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ali63
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8 Apr 2014 - 7:19 AM

1st class images Carol,

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ddolfelin
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8 Apr 2014 - 7:21 AM

Can't help with identity but full of admiration for the pictures!

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fentiger
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8 Apr 2014 - 7:22 AM

It looks to me like a variety of Bee Fly ~ as ever quality macro images.

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DicksPics
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8 Apr 2014 - 7:26 AM

Four fabulous images, Carol - stunning detail and so well presented.Smile

Richard

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LynneJoyce
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8 Apr 2014 - 7:31 AM

They really don't get better than this set! Take my UA for the day.

During the bee season here I carry a small, hotel size pot of honey and a stirring stick to rescue bees made torpid by a cold snap. Left alone they die from lack of sufficient energy to get back to the nest but a drop of honey in front of them gives them enough energy to go home. I get some weird looks and comments when I do this!

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Ted447
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8 Apr 2014 - 8:14 AM

Lovely set of images Carol, and I think you are ok with the I/D it's the only bee in my insect book that looks anything like it. Ted.

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viscostatic
8 Apr 2014 - 8:25 AM

A beautiful little bee Carol and great images. So glad you took care of it.

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8 Apr 2014 - 8:39 AM

4 great images well done Regards DaveSmileSmile

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8 Apr 2014 - 8:55 AM

Super set Carol,
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RonnieAG
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8 Apr 2014 - 9:21 AM

Excellent detail and interesting presentations, Carol.
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Mollycat
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8 Apr 2014 - 9:40 AM

Four awesome pictures. Superb Carol.
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HarrietH
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8 Apr 2014 - 9:47 AM

No hesitation. My Award. Wonderful.

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EMJAYCEE
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8 Apr 2014 - 9:50 AM

Four fantastic captures - how do you do t???????SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
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Jocelia
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8 Apr 2014 - 10:16 AM

What a beautiful furry creature a true smasher.
Love the blue Daisy too….. Brilliant…..WinkWinkWink

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8 Apr 2014 - 10:44 AM

Deserving !!! Carol.
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8 Apr 2014 - 10:48 AM

wonderful set

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CarolAnnLauderdale
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8 Apr 2014 - 11:14 AM

Beautiful set of images Carol, stunning detail. Love the presentation too. SmileSmileSmileSmile
Carol

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8 Apr 2014 - 11:32 AM

A fabulous quartet Carol.

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ColleenA
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8 Apr 2014 - 11:48 AM

Wonderful set of images Carol....amazing detail

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
8 Apr 2014 - 12:00 PM

Excellent Carol and a new discovery ! Smile Not long now!!!!!

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Nikonuser1
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8 Apr 2014 - 12:13 PM

Excellent set Carol, sorry have just given my UA, Smile


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Joline
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8 Apr 2014 - 12:33 PM

The vision of you herding bees is most entertainingSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
V1 is a real beauty.

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digital_boi
8 Apr 2014 - 12:51 PM

ok ok enough already yer getting too good ....Special Carol

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Daisymaye
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8 Apr 2014 - 1:44 PM

A superb set Carol. A most unusual bee, you seem to know where to find the most unusual.

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danbrann
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8 Apr 2014 - 1:48 PM

The number of awards suggest that this is a belter. Who am I to argue with those people.

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leontari
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8 Apr 2014 - 2:04 PM

An awesome set of images, Carol. Each image better than the otherSmileSmile
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8 Apr 2014 - 2:24 PM

Hope I am seeing right. A FANTASTIC set

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kuvailija
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8 Apr 2014 - 2:37 PM

Super detail and very beautiful colors! - Excellent , Carol! - 7UAs (so far) tell the truth! --- Jukka.

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8 Apr 2014 - 3:46 PM

A brilliant set Carol..Lin

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8 Apr 2014 - 3:54 PM

what an excellent find, beautiful captured and presented.
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Niknut
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8 Apr 2014 - 4:31 PM

Cracking shots !!.....love the markings on this beauty !!

Go to "Google > Images", & type in Cuckoo Bee, & you'll find a number of similar shots !!.Smile

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briantjjones
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8 Apr 2014 - 4:42 PM

Carol, Wonderful images I love how the black and white of the bee contrasts with the colours of the flower SmileSmile
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8 Apr 2014 - 4:46 PM

A great set of striking images

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TonyDy
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8 Apr 2014 - 5:19 PM

Another stunning set, Carol - they have a lovely pictorial element as well.
Well worth a UA!!!!
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8 Apr 2014 - 5:37 PM

PERFECT SET! Carol, love V1 & V4.
Congrats on all your awards you deserve them.
Brian

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8 Apr 2014 - 5:55 PM

Striking set, Carol.

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8 Apr 2014 - 5:59 PM

Fabulous macro captures Carol!
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8 Apr 2014 - 6:51 PM

Stunning captures, great detail as always.
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8 Apr 2014 - 6:56 PM

Outstanding Carol
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8 Apr 2014 - 8:49 PM

A well detailed set her Carol.
Well presented too.
Excellent shots.
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saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2014 - 10:17 PM

Wonderful - Need I say more.
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9 Apr 2014 - 1:37 AM

Outstanding looking insect! Grin
Well worth all those awards Carol! Beautiful shots!
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9 Apr 2014 - 4:28 AM

'Bug Photography' doesn't get any better than this Carol...!!!
Wonderful detail and loved your narrative on this fine set ---
--- I can just imagine you coaxing the bee onto the flower, camera to hand Smile
All Awards richly deserved.

Simon

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10 Apr 2014 - 10:17 AM

superb shots carol well taken and presentation is superb as usual great work

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11 Apr 2014 - 5:51 PM

Incredible macro detail, wonderful colours, amazing composition.......all version well taken but for me V1 stands out.......brilliant capture.Smile Akhtar

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13 Apr 2014 - 10:23 PM

What a brilliant set of macros Carol, the detail is phenomenal in these

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15 Apr 2014 - 1:08 PM

My epz visits are few and far between these days, but it is great to see that you are still uploading your fabulous images.

David

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Ridgeway
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16 Apr 2014 - 11:33 AM

Its been a while Carol,
I was just thinking about the amount of insects that I have seen on your page that I never came across before untill you showed them here.
This one in particular is new and beautifully marked.
Thanks Carol.

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