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Taken at Broughton Castle (Banbury) over the weekend.
I was wandering around the garden regretting taking my entire kit bag with me when I saw this little fella and did a quick switch to the macro lens.
This was shot handheld at ISO 400 to allow for f8 and a fast enough shutter speed.
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Beautiful composition, colours and photo.
I like the way the colours of the bee match those of the flower centre, and all contrast nicely with the white petals. Good shot.
Wow this is amazing detail and great composition. Frame sets it off well too.
Brilliant macro shot, plenty of detail, well presented.
Nice close up
Sharp and too close for me.. Dont like the idea of getting stung LOL
an amazing macro very good detail
Aww soo cute hehe. Love the colours and you have captured incredible detail, love the pollen on the bees legs! You
got even closer then I managed too and I got stung Really like!
Thanks for all the comments.
They were fairly docile yesterday which helped, but the advantage of the 180mm Macro is that I could stay a reasonable distance out just in case!
I unfortunately stepped on a bee the previous day in my bare feet (more unfortunate for the bee than me) so the throbbing in my foot was a gentle reminder to respect his air space.
Excellent Bee shot. Pin sharp good detail and colour. Denise x
Superb macro shot.
Wonderful detail on the bee. A very good shot.
Brilliant detail, large version is a must .Paul
Fantastic shot, great detail and colour.
What a lovely pin sharp image. The flower colour compliments him well too. Nice work.
Ace macro shot-good lens also.Could be used as a crest for a flag!
Rc for the bee - very nice.
Thanks to everyone for their comments on this picture and for making it my first shot to hit the magic 30 clicks (and especially Freda for being number 30).
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