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Firstly thank you to you all for your most gracious comments, caring messages, and vote following yesterdays upload of my 'Battered Brown Butterfly'.

Today's upload was captured during a brief respite in the torrential down pours which I am sure we are all experiencing in the UK at the moment. This rather sodden little Honey Bee looked extremely demoralised as he trudged through the soaked thistles in search for nectar.

Well I hope that you all have a great day, for me who knows? However one thing is for sure, I will have a camera or two in tow.

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

P.S. If there is anyone who resides near to Chipstead Lakes nr Sevenoaks, please pop in for a cup of tea and a chat. It gets rather lonely at time here on respite.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:TAMRON SP AF 90mm F2.8 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jul 2013 - 11:23 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Sodden Weather
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:31 Jul 2013 - 6:29 AM
Tags:Soaking, Sodden Bee, Weather, Wildlife / nature, Worker
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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 6:32 AM

Poor old bee, looks like its all rather hard work. Sorry I'm so far away Nathan or I'd definitely pop in for a cuppa and a chat. Keep snapping.

Andy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 6:39 AM

Poor little fella, Nathan, he does look bedraggled, but a super capture, nevertheless. Carol

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 7:00 AM

Hi Nathan, love this shot - thanks for the comment on my upload, got me to thinking how my images look to other people - you thought it looked under-exposed and I thought it looked over-exposed - must say that I haven't calibrated my laptop for two years, I will dig the spyder out and see if that makes a difference! Take care - Jude.

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ

Probably the best of this genre I've seen in a while but think the title should have been "sodding weather"! Si.

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bobhowell
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31 Jul 2013 - 7:04 AM

Should have taken a brolly

Nice one Nathan

Bob

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cats_123
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31 Jul 2013 - 7:05 AM

wonderful detail Grin

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Badgerfred
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31 Jul 2013 - 7:07 AM

A fine capture Nathan, nice detail,
Fred.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
31 Jul 2013 - 7:26 AM

One cannot help but feel sorry for this chap !! Excellent capture Nathan !

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 7:31 AM

Poor bee he does look rather fed up, have a good day.Smile

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 7:37 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 8:05 AM

The determined Bee despite being wet and looking a bit rough it will not give up on its quest!! A great image showing us reality, Nathan!!

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1624 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 8:18 AM

Perseverence despite a drenching, well captured.
Nigel

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pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
31 Jul 2013 - 8:19 AM

Lovely image
I would definitely pop in for a cuppa and a chat if you were a wee bit closer.
Take care
Smile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 8:21 AM

The new spikey look that all good bees are now sporting!

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 8:24 AM

Beautiful macro of this poor soggy bee Nathan Grin

Kathryn

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 - 8:34 AM

Great capture Smile

Eileen

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Caziwinkles
31 Jul 2013 - 8:59 AM

First class image of this soggy bee Nathan. Hope you weren't quite as wet as he was! Wink

Carol

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rayme330
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31 Jul 2013 - 9:01 AM

An incredibly detailed image of this poor fellow, Nathan.

Ray

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franken
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31 Jul 2013 - 9:09 AM

Another excellent macro Nathan.

Ken

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 9:23 AM

Rescued a bee from the folds of my curtains yesterday - don't know if he was poorly or drunk but his energy level was very low! Great detail in this shot Nathan.Smile
Joan.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 9:59 AM

A real cracker, Nathan. It's amazing to see a bee in such a condition. Super!

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digital_boi
31 Jul 2013 - 10:30 AM

he looks a tad drookit indeed Nathan good find and capture

Graham

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 10:35 AM

This bee proves work goes on with no regard to the weather. A fine capture Nathan
Regards Brian

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 10:46 AM

Looks a bit wet Nathan good details
Regards Richard

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rontear
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31 Jul 2013 - 10:49 AM

Welcomed rain for some NathanSmile
Ron.

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 10:56 AM

Unlike me the Bee doesn't stop working when it rains. It is good to see`garden insects etc in anything but great weather.

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Irishkate
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31 Jul 2013 - 11:04 AM

I hope you're feeling better than he looks!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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ali63
ali63  2474 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 11:06 AM

Poor little thing, the new hair style maybeeBlushBlush will catch on. Miserable weather in Suffolk at the moment SadSadSad.

Ali SmileSmile

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 11:13 AM

A great capture Nathan, Smilehave feel sorry for the Bee some of the rain must have seamed like boulders to him!!!!


Cliff

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WesternRed
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31 Jul 2013 - 11:15 AM

At first I thought it was the prickly plant that had done the damage. Well capture Nathan.
WesternRed.

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 739 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 11:42 AM

This one looks like its about to crawl out of the monitor, nice work Nathan.

Best Matt

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jaktis
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31 Jul 2013 - 11:59 AM

A great composition in a harsh environment

Peter

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 12:22 PM

Certainly looks a wee bit damp, and very well captured in all its sodden glory, Nathan.

Dave

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 12:30 PM

This has to be a first - I've never seen a soggy bee before! Grin I bet he's not too happy though Sad A wonderful capture, Nathan...don't you be getting soggy on this wet day Wink
Trev Smile

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 12:44 PM

Superb capture Natahan - I am loving the wet look!

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Lynniesefforts
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31 Jul 2013 - 12:54 PM

Wonderful image, Nathan, of the poor little bedraggled bee....the dont give up do they ..bless GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2153 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 1:07 PM

A great image Nathen,we all needed some rain,even though the sun was lovelySmile
NettaSmile

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 1:27 PM

Top macro. Amazing DOF.
Matt

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 1:27 PM

well taken even after the rain good shot.

billy

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31 Jul 2013 - 1:50 PM

I think we tend to forget how these little critters suffer in the bad weather Nathan.
A good reminder here !!
Mick.

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Daisymaye
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31 Jul 2013 - 2:22 PM

That is one soggy little critter. Well captured Nathan.......Sandy

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powderpuff
31 Jul 2013 - 3:07 PM

OH! poor Mr. Bumble, he certainly got a soaking, I give them a little honey and they are soon on their way! you have amazing photo's I must come back as soon as I can,Camellia,Grin

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54207 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 4:25 PM

Wow, well done you to capture this poor little critter. Not only did you spot it, you actually took a terrific picture in the rain.
Tops.x

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AnnChown
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31 Jul 2013 - 4:42 PM

He's definitely having a bad hair day Nathan! Well done for braving the weather to get this.
Ann

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31 Jul 2013 - 5:28 PM

Another great title Nathan, and another smashing quirky image.

John Smile

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queengu21
queengu21  4 Israel
31 Jul 2013 - 5:43 PM

Quite a good capture of this poor bee.
p.s. Would love a cup of tea and a chat but it seem like I am a little bit too far away at this moment.
Regards Ely

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taggart
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31 Jul 2013 - 6:30 PM

Does he not know to find shelter when it rains?

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hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 6:35 PM

What a great detailed shot I would like to thank you for your comments you leave on my images it inspires me thank yomike

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31 Jul 2013 - 6:45 PM

Cracking Macro Nathan, we have had a little rain today

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31 Jul 2013 - 7:55 PM

Great shot Nathan
regards
Yung

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pluckyfilly
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31 Jul 2013 - 8:31 PM

If only I was nearer I could down a cup of tea and a chat NathanSmile your picture a tad gruesome but very well captured

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31 Jul 2013 - 9:24 PM

good macro again Nathan
Lillian

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sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 10:20 PM

Its very different and it works for me nice piece of macro work - Elizabeth xx

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31 Jul 2013 - 11:00 PM

I have just gone aww to lovely wee bee, fantastic image Nathan!
best regards Kathryn

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Chinga
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1 Aug 2013 - 4:44 AM

Marvelous capture, not just for the quality of the shot but this poor wet little thing looks so adorable! Grin
Pulls on our heart strings this one... IB

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wnbeat
wnbeat  833 forum posts Scotland
1 Aug 2013 - 8:00 AM

Aye , its a Bug's life Nathan and we know all about rain up here . Nice shotSmile

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2013 - 3:19 PM

Nice work. Bedraggled or otherwise. Take care of yourself. paul

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1 Aug 2013 - 10:54 PM

Wow!A fantastic angle and capture
-source

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Pinnace
Pinnace  5 Wales
2 Aug 2013 - 2:42 PM

Oh, sodden, I read it as.....Blush

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18 Aug 2013 - 3:10 PM

A cracking close up of this wet wee worker, he's getting on with things in typical British spirit and not letting the weather get the better of him!Grin

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