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Good morning from a wet cold Cape town again....day 5Sad

Thank you again for all the great comments about my Flower and the Humming bird moth and to Herman (Hermanus), Trev (TrevBat WCC) and Netta (Netta123) for their UA's. These are special as that moth moves so fast you cannot see his wings with the naked eye and he moves at such a speed that its almost impossible to focus.

I went for a quick walk yesterday when we had our 10 minutes of sunshine and captured this bee , a bit out of my comfort zone but then Kate said I should find a new challengeGrinGrinGrinGrin I loved the way he has his legs swinging over the stamen. Two minutes later the heavens opened and I had to run a kilometre home with camera bag.

Have a nice WednesdayGrinGrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:40mm f/2.8 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Jun 2013 - 10:14 AM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.1
Aperture:f/4.5
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Buzz off...I'm bizzy hanging around
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:5 Jun 2013 - 7:09 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Nature
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Caziwinkles
5 Jun 2013 - 7:12 AM

Excellent find Colleen - looks like two for one too - is that another one I see far right?
Hope your camera bag is waterproof!! Wink

Carol

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2153 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 7:16 AM

Worth the run and the rain to have this lovely imageSmile
NettaSmile

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 7:16 AM

Excellent shot hope the weather improves.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 7:19 AM

Yes Carol, the Aloe was covered in bees GrinGrinGrin and no the camera bag is far from waterproof...thats my next purchase, today in fact after that experienceGrinGrin

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 7:52 AM

A great capture Colleen, well spottedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 8:00 AM

One way of keeping fit ColleenWink
and was worth it as you captured a lovely shot here
and also well presented
Lillian

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 8:39 AM

love this action shot! Wink
my partner trusted his rucksac in the rain..
big mistake...
one ruined camera
Get your bag quick smart.Smile

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 9:02 AM

A wonderful capture, Colleen!
Just thinks of the fitness benefits of the 1km sprint!!Wink

Richard

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 10:16 AM

Excellent capture.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
5 Jun 2013 - 10:18 AM

Great capture Colleen, wonderful detail and excellent presentation.

John

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 10:21 AM

Well you can certainly rise to a challenge!
Was rushing yesterday so not much time to comment on your adventure with insects!
Excellent image, well captured considering the speed of these creatures!
Beautifully composed and framed.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 - 10:51 AM

Great shot Colleen. Cathy

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 11:05 AM

1K, I'm impressed, Colleen. Pretty close with that 40mm as well, nicely done.

Dave

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5 Jun 2013 - 11:06 AM

Lovely strawberry coloured flowerGrin
Beautiful image Colleen.
My camera bag has a little Kagool that tucks away in a back pocket!
Diane

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 11:24 AM

Great colour in the background, fantastic macro, that lens has certainly earned its keep.


Tish

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 11:42 AM

Another cracking shot, Colleen - I wish I could capture bees as good as this Wink
Trev Smile

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digital_boi
5 Jun 2013 - 11:56 AM

good one Colleen never managed a decent shot of bees not quick enough playing catch up today so maybe more clicks than comments.

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 12:00 PM

Great shot Colleen, especially to see what appears to be red pollen attached to the bees legs.

Peter

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
5 Jun 2013 - 12:05 PM

Wonderful capture Colleen, as usual... love the colours in this one especially Grin

LynetteGrin

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 12:15 PM

Superb macro shot, excellent detail and great colours, hope you didn't get to wet

Hugh

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 12:32 PM

I think I would need a stiff drink and a long rest if I had to run a kilometer! This is a gorgeous image Colleen and up to your usual very high standard. Lovely detail and colours, presentation 1st class.

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Stephen_B
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5 Jun 2013 - 1:19 PM

Fantastic macro Colleen

Regards
Steve

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anglingandyq
5 Jun 2013 - 5:46 PM

Super macro great detail Colleen

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howdog
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5 Jun 2013 - 5:51 PM

Yet another fine shot Colleen. Keep it up Wink
Iain

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 6:13 PM

Wonderful colour and detail... well taken.

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Mike_Smith
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5 Jun 2013 - 6:16 PM

Nice shot and detail

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taggart
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5 Jun 2013 - 6:20 PM

Good shot of this "New Challenge!"

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tomcat
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5 Jun 2013 - 7:43 PM

Stands out well against the red flowers

You need a brollyWink


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Jenny-D
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5 Jun 2013 - 10:34 PM

Lovely capture Colleen.

Jenny Smile

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WesternRed
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6 Jun 2013 - 2:37 AM

Lovely colours and detail in this wonderful capture. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
6 Jun 2013 - 5:54 AM

This is a lovely image Colleen ! Nothing to be apologetic about Smile

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leontari
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6 Jun 2013 - 7:19 AM

Excellent capture Colleen.
Effrossini

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2013 - 11:50 AM

Super take....

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Chinga
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6 Jun 2013 - 4:52 PM

This is very nice! Well seen! IB

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