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More 'shooting blind', holding the camera upside down underneath the flower, trying to capture the bees enjoying the borage. I was pleased to capture this fella coming in to land on the flower, and a couple of shots before he beat a hasty retreat.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:coming in to land!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:28 Mar 2012 - 5:50 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Humour / fun, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:82
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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 6:00 AM

A great st.

I agree 100 percent with U. Other wise I thought of uploading some from Kathmandu trip.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England19 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 6:30 AM

Great work Carol, a very difficult shot to get right but your timing is spot on. The others are excellent as well, V2 is stunning.

Andy

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 6:30 AM

Having the patience of a saint definitely pays off in spades for you....remarkable and stunning images. SmileWink

Barry

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Lillian
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28 Mar 2012 - 6:41 AM

Gosh the detail on the flower is brilliant Carol
Good thing he did not make a bee line to you when he had his pollenWink
a good set but going for V3
Lillian

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amarmishra1910
28 Mar 2012 - 6:44 AM

Hi Carol this I must say is an excellent shot and very well presented.......

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dven
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28 Mar 2012 - 7:05 AM

A great capture

dven

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ugly
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28 Mar 2012 - 7:15 AM

I do like this image..
I think you need to go faster on shutter speed to get the (Bee)? sharp in flight..
Other wise a great bit of work...
V2 is very nice..
I keep going back to V1 as I think this is more impressive..

Dave

Last Modified By ugly at 28 Mar 2012 - 7:17 AM

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debu
debu  4 India
28 Mar 2012 - 7:15 AM

Superb set of images.
debu

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GarrathE
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28 Mar 2012 - 7:16 AM

Nice action set! Grin

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LynneJoyce
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28 Mar 2012 - 7:22 AM

Bee in flight shots are terribly difficult to get so well done for version 1. V2 is my favourite though.

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accipiter
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28 Mar 2012 - 7:24 AM

Difficult stuff and a great result here Carol. A

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 7:38 AM

wonderful set carol has to bee v2 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84312 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 7:42 AM

The colours are amazing! I think my favourites are 2 & 3 - the bee is sharper in those.................though saying that, the flower in version 1 is well in focus. Perhaps the preferences depend on whether you are a bug person or a flower person! Wink

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MoragM
MoragM  4 Scotland
28 Mar 2012 - 7:54 AM

Love them all but V3 especially.

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barbarahirst
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28 Mar 2012 - 8:04 AM

Surreal looking
V1 for a vote

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43463 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 8:06 AM

Stunning photograph, this has quality buzzing around the whole image.

Highest regards to a truly talented photographer.

Nathan

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sparrowhawk
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28 Mar 2012 - 8:08 AM


Quote: I do like this image..
I think you need to go faster on shutter speed to get the (Bee)? sharp in flight..
Other wise a great bit of work...
V2 is very nice..
I keep going back to V1 as I think this is more impressive..

Dave

great work Carol but the tip from Ugly is a good one

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 8:10 AM

Wonderful and lovely set of images,Carol,very well done,
saeid

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SlowSong
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28 Mar 2012 - 8:12 AM

Landing gear down. Smile So cute.
Chris

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7459 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1037 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 8:16 AM

The vote's for V3 which is wonderful.
Moira

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
28 Mar 2012 - 8:45 AM

A great serie. So well taken+++++
Cor.

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susanbarton
28 Mar 2012 - 8:59 AM

A well timed capture and I love borage such a beautiful and simple flower, had some in the garden a few years ago but never seem to see it here to buy again!

Susan

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WhiteRose1
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28 Mar 2012 - 9:14 AM

Great set but v3 is a stand out for me, Carol. Cracking composition and detail.

Dave

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Fefe
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28 Mar 2012 - 9:15 AM

Superb images love the colour of this flowerGrin Might have to nip back for another look later.......... computer screen in full sunshineSadSmileGrin
Diane

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7139 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 9:24 AM


Quote: I do like this image..
I think you need to go faster on shutter speed to get the (Bee)? sharp in flight..
Other wise a great bit of work...
V2 is very nice..
I keep going back to V1 as I think this is more impressive..

Davegreat work Carol but the tip from Ugly is a good one

Good comments from both Dave and Steve, but what people must remember is that I only use a small point and shoot camera, with no adjustable shutter speeds, etc, so I have to be happy with what I can produce within my limitations SmileSmileSmile Carol

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
28 Mar 2012 - 9:33 AM

Very nice action shots. Quite amazing really considering, as you say, your camera's limitations.
JNC

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 9:45 AM

V3 Carol but they are all greatSmile
Alvar

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RonnieAG
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28 Mar 2012 - 10:05 AM

I have tried that technique often enough, shooting away blindly and hoping for the best: has worked a treat for you, Carol, with three very fine and detailed captures.
Ronnie.

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moiral
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28 Mar 2012 - 10:36 AM

Good captures, gorgeous colours in the flowers and great detail too. Moira

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digital_boi
28 Mar 2012 - 10:53 AM

A fine result Carol V1 for me a real winner nice work

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 11:14 AM

Super, all three, very well done.

~B~.

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FeatherFriend
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28 Mar 2012 - 11:29 AM

Great results on all Carol but I'm going for V2 as the light seems more even if that makes sense,
Geoff.

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Joline
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28 Mar 2012 - 11:59 AM

Your acrobatics paid off in spades, especially v1.

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martin174
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28 Mar 2012 - 1:39 PM

I say what a wonderful set of images. v2 is my fav` in close with lots of detail.
Martin

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dmhuynh72
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28 Mar 2012 - 1:43 PM

beautiful shots Carol
regards
Yung

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raygregson
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28 Mar 2012 - 1:52 PM

hi carol,superb set again,v1WOW,great capture.ray

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Daisymaye
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28 Mar 2012 - 1:58 PM

An excellent set of images Carol. Such an unusual flower.........Sandy

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Silverzone
28 Mar 2012 - 3:28 PM

Super point of view and a beautiful blue sky. Sylvia

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 3:30 PM

'{3} Outstanding Bee & Floral Macro's,' Carol, with v3 & v2 being my favorites, Today~

~ Peter

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TrevBatWCC
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28 Mar 2012 - 4:07 PM

Stunning stuff, Carol, you bee very good at these Wink
Trev Smile

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graceland
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28 Mar 2012 - 5:00 PM

super well done very nice

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Fefe
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28 Mar 2012 - 5:30 PM


Quote: Superb images love the colour of this flowerGrin Might have to nip back for another look later.......... computer screen in full sunshineSadSmileGrin
Diane

I am back as promised CarolGrin No sun on screen now, Love the detail in V2 of the bee.......... Very well takenGrin Still loving the colour of that flower, and the hairinessGrinGrin.
Diane

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 5:42 PM

Brilliant!!
jon

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EMJAYCEE
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28 Mar 2012 - 6:20 PM

V2 is my number 1 Carol but all are top quality.
Joan.

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netta1234
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28 Mar 2012 - 6:37 PM

Abrilliant photo,

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gingerdelight
28 Mar 2012 - 7:19 PM

All so well captured - love those blue flowers too!
Carol

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achieverswales
28 Mar 2012 - 7:37 PM

Like them all Carol, very good work.

Regards

Trev.

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Mavis
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28 Mar 2012 - 8:00 PM

Such beautiful Borage Carol and the bee is absolutely sharp . Well done . xxx

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28 Mar 2012 - 9:04 PM

Excellent shots
mike

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pluckyfilly
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28 Mar 2012 - 10:09 PM

your little camera does you proud

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28 Mar 2012 - 10:54 PM

A set of lovely Images Carol...
Pauline.

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ChiliMan
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29 Mar 2012 - 5:12 PM

V2 is AWESOME. But all 3 are superb captures especially considering they're 'blind' shots!

A Smile

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evelen
evelen  9 England
29 Mar 2012 - 6:31 PM

3 stunning captures carol.
eve.Smile

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30 Mar 2012 - 5:55 PM

Your pov makes this image shine - wonderful Carol.

Anne

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31 Mar 2012 - 9:39 PM

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz! Sum-di-dum! Tongue
Johanna

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1 Apr 2012 - 8:59 PM

Three real belters Carol, v2 and v3 are magnificent macros. I bet all these positive comments and the user award from Graceland have given you a real buzz!Grin

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3 Apr 2012 - 11:57 AM

a fine trio with no 2 being my favourite with all that furry detail Smile

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1881
1881  2 India
9 Apr 2012 - 7:24 PM

Great capture.
SANJEEV

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