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I can never remember the name of this beautiful shrub that grows in my garden, but it always reminds me of a shaving brush! It is one of the few shrubs still in flower, and always attracts the carpenter bees (see V.3)
Have a great weekend, everyone!

UPDATE: Ray |(Ray12) has very kindly ID'd this flower as a polygala myrtifolia.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:polygala myrtifolia
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:21 Dec 2013 - 5:54 AM
Tags:Carpenter bee, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:65
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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 6:08 AM

Must be a ladies Shaving Brush, for the colour, Carol..!
It is a beautiful colour and most unusual (to me), can't help with the real name, sorry.
I love the detail, especially V3, with the bee nectaring.
A super trio...!

Simon

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LynneJoyce
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21 Dec 2013 - 6:09 AM

Three lovely images including a delightful portrait of the huge, noisy Carpenter Bee.

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ChiliMan
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21 Dec 2013 - 6:25 AM

My goodness...three STUNNING shots, Carol. Love the carpenter bee Grin

Very pretty flower...looks like some sort of pea or bean flower, doesn't it? Must show it to my mum...see if she knows.

V2 is an awesome shot of it SmileSmile

Andrew

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bobsblues
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21 Dec 2013 - 6:26 AM

Cracking shots Carol and a bug in there to
Rob

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ddolfelin
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21 Dec 2013 - 6:27 AM

Excellent, Carol.
What else would we expect from you?
May be in Crete end of next May - but plans constantly changing here as we're overtaken by events.

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ColleenA
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21 Dec 2013 - 6:55 AM

Three superb captures Carol...an amazing flower and so pretty. Love the bee as well...

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viscostatic
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21 Dec 2013 - 7:17 AM

You are so lucky Carol to have these beautiful flowers so late in the year. The light and colours in V1 and V2 are superb. A good photo of the bee too.

Phil.

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marktc
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21 Dec 2013 - 7:23 AM

V2 for me again today Carol, the light is just beautiful.

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tomcat
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21 Dec 2013 - 7:34 AM

Mornin' Carol,
Seems the Bees like itWink
A rare moment on the site for me at the moment, so here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas and happy New YearSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Adrian

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Ray12
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21 Dec 2013 - 7:35 AM

Hi Carol.. I think this is a "Polygala Myrtifolia" Myrtle-leaf-Milkwort... Sweet Pea shrub.
Three great shots... wonderful colour and clarity.... love the bee Grin

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prabhusinha
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21 Dec 2013 - 7:38 AM

A lovely set esp V 3

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Ted447
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21 Dec 2013 - 7:54 AM

Beautiful set of images. Ted. GrinGrin

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RonnieAG
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21 Dec 2013 - 8:10 AM

Three fine images, Carol: I do not recognise the shrub but I see Ray12 has done so.
R.

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Mike_Young
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21 Dec 2013 - 8:17 AM

Three lovely images Carol, thanks for the info on V3, I've didn't know what that bee was called

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Badgerfred
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21 Dec 2013 - 8:45 AM

Beautiful set Carol, excellent detail in all,
Fred.

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brian17302
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21 Dec 2013 - 9:56 AM

Lovely detailed set of imagesGrin

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kuvailija
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21 Dec 2013 - 10:51 AM

Looks like an orchid ,but apparently isnt. Very beautiful image in any case well up to your very high stadards !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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achieverswales
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21 Dec 2013 - 11:09 AM

Three stunning captures Carol but V2 my choice it is a cracker.

Regards

Trev.

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HarrietH
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21 Dec 2013 - 11:19 AM

I am still searching for the name too. Lovely image.

Harriet

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AlexAppleby
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21 Dec 2013 - 11:27 AM

Lovely flower, and that's one big bee in V3! Very well captured.

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Nikonuser1
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21 Dec 2013 - 11:28 AM

Super set CarolSmile

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TonyDy
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21 Dec 2013 - 11:37 AM

Great set, Carol - All the best.
Tony and Pat

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Brian65
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21 Dec 2013 - 11:47 AM

3 Crackers Carol, love V2 superb.
Brian

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Irishkate
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21 Dec 2013 - 12:31 PM

Very beautiful flowers Carol - I especially like the full view in V2.
So well presented as always.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Daisymaye
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21 Dec 2013 - 12:33 PM

Beautifully captured, all 3 images.

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DicksPics
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21 Dec 2013 - 12:51 PM

Three superb images, Carol!

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21 Dec 2013 - 1:16 PM


Quote: Three lovely images including a delightful portrait of the huge, noisy Carpenter Bee.

Stunning and stinging as always Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Joline
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21 Dec 2013 - 1:21 PM

I can see why you call it a shaving brush....such an interesting flower.

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digital_boi
21 Dec 2013 - 1:36 PM

Fine colour good detail Carol

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CaroleS
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21 Dec 2013 - 1:44 PM

Whilst in Malta, I captured an image of this flower with one of those bees and have never put it up as I could not ID either flower or bee!!
Excellent detail in this dainty flower.Smile

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AnneWorner
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21 Dec 2013 - 1:54 PM

What an incredibly intricate bloom it is Carol, and the color is beautiful too.

Hope you are all ready for the holidays!

Anne

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mikbee
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21 Dec 2013 - 2:45 PM

I think I prefer shaving brush Carol,
to its real name !!
A fine close up set.
Mick.

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TrevBatWCC
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21 Dec 2013 - 3:30 PM

A cracking set of this beautiful flower, Carol - don't know it would give a better shave, but it would make you smell nice! Grin Think V2 has to be my fave too Wink
Trev Smile

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GeorgePlatis
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21 Dec 2013 - 3:37 PM

Great captures of this beautiful plant "polygala myrtifolia", Carol! Great clarity and beautiful points of view!
Regards,
George

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JuBarney
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21 Dec 2013 - 4:09 PM

A splendid set with this beautiful flower.
Ju

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
21 Dec 2013 - 6:19 PM

It's a polygala. I've seen it grow in the wild in Australia.
Great set/beautiful photos, especially V1 &2.
JNC

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EileenH
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21 Dec 2013 - 7:04 PM

Beautiful set :/)

Eileen

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21 Dec 2013 - 7:16 PM

Great set Carol
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21 Dec 2013 - 10:40 PM

A great set Carol,Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..Lin

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21 Dec 2013 - 10:41 PM

All great but V2 my favourite. Smile
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22 Dec 2013 - 2:11 PM

Pure delight. Sylvia

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24 Dec 2013 - 11:57 AM

What a gorgeous looking flower Carol and that big carpenter bee is a whopper!

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