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First off, V2 is completely unrelated to V1 (well, duh!) and is actually related to yesterday’s upload. I’d mentioned the house lizards we normally get, ya? The tea-coloured ones? Well, V2 here is our common house lizard. About 3 inches long.

NOW THEN…V1. This was taken at HortPark on Wednesday. I’d actually approached a clump of ornamental banana plants to get pics of the flowers. When these bees droned in.

This was the best shot I got although the bigger bee ain’t in focus. Now check out the smaller one – Mr. Saddlebags. Anyone know what those white clumps are? Normally the clumps are yellow, aren’t they?

Love the response to yesterday’s lizard, by the way Smile

Andrew

Camera:Olympus E-PL1
Lens:Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Mr. Saddlebags
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:1 Jun 2012 - 9:47 AM
Tags:Banana, Bees, Flower, Flowers & plants, Insects, Musa, Ornamental, Singapore, Sports / action, Wildlife / nature
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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 10:06 AM

Not all pollen is yellow, so that would be my guess. Love the image itself because of all the colours, I wouldn't worry about the large bee being on the soft side. The composition is excellent and it's been superbly presented.....Great stuff Andrew.

Ade

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 10:06 AM

Two super images, Andrew. I think the white sacks are pollen, taken from a white flower. I see bees here with various colours of pollen in their sacks, particularly orange and mauve. Carol

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64445 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 10:11 AM

Two lovely shots Andrew. V1 is very artistic, and V2 is just cute. Smile
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franken
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1 Jun 2012 - 10:49 AM

A couple more excellent images here Andrew.

Ken

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 11:12 AM

two wonderful captures andrew brilliant detail dantastic colours v1 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 11:28 AM

V1 is so well done, the colors and the way you have composed it is first rate. I suspect the pollen of that flower is white, thus the white "saddlebags".

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barbarahirst
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1 Jun 2012 - 12:07 PM

V1 is surreal .....true art

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 12:53 PM

WOW! My macro work is rubbish at the moment so I am particularly impressed by V1. Love the house Lizard in 2 though, enchanting.

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tmann
tmann  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 1:36 PM

V2 is interesting, but V1 is outstanding!
Stunning macro, superb clarity, light, and timing
perfect!

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 2:38 PM

v1 is amazing Andrew - it's like another world with that huge flower and the tiny wee bee with the pollen legs. v2 is very cute... glad to make his acquaintance.
Ann

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 3:27 PM

no 1 for me ! beautiful shades apart from all the other lovely things

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SUE118
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1 Jun 2012 - 5:48 PM

2 super shots.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41055 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 7:23 PM

Great composition, Andrew. The flower is amazing. To get the bee on the end of an anther (?) is doubly amazing, and the flying bee is exceptional work.

Dave

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
1 Jun 2012 - 8:12 PM

Fabulous image in v1, like v2 as well

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pamelajean Critique Team 8770 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1599 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 9:13 PM

This is an incredible capture, Andrew, and I have no hesitation in giving it my UA.

The color of the pollen can identify the pollen source, and varies greatly, ranging through browns, purples, oranges and yellows.
Did you know that most bees possess a structure called the scopa, which is a dense mass of branched hairs into which pollen is pressed, with pollen grains held in place in the narrow spaces between the hairs? Female bees periodically stop foraging and groom themselves to pack the pollen into the scopa, which is on the legs in most bees, and on the ventral abdomen on others, and modified into specialized pollen baskets. They carry an electrostatic charge, which aids in the adherence of pollen.

Some more interesting information here. I think I need some of thatTongue!!!

Last Modified By pamelajean at 1 Jun 2012 - 9:14 PM

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1 Jun 2012 - 9:50 PM

Two top shots Andrew. Brilliant detail.
Joan.

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 - 10:10 PM

brilliant captures, love the lizard
bunSmile

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Glostopcat
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1 Jun 2012 - 11:34 PM

Outstanding macrowork Andrew, the colours, detail and clarity can not be faulted. I think Pamela has answered all of your questions.

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Michaela_Solway

Super macro work.. A wonderful frame filler of colour, beautifully composed with the additional visitors for interest.. Great work

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2012 - 11:25 AM

Very Impressive!! firstly the fabulous colours of the flower, then the perfect muted green bg, and an in flight bee to top it all off.
Congrats on the UA's, has made my shortlist too Grin
btw i dont think i could get used to the house lizards!
lesley x

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bill33
bill33  3 Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2012 - 8:52 PM

Wonderful capture with the Olympus Andrew, fantastic detail and as always the trademark Oly Colours, beautifully done, Bill.

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 5:55 AM

V1 is a wonderful colourful shot Andrew, I think the saddlebags have been fully explained by now!
Rgds., Jim

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evelen  9 England
7 Jun 2012 - 6:32 PM

wonderful captures colour and detail Andrew.
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Brilane
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8 Jun 2012 - 3:09 PM

A great shot of the little bee, Andrew.
Brian

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