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Just hope he gets home intact, his saddle bags are bulging. Lots of bees about at the moment, more than I've seen for ages.
Which can only be a good thing.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot A2500
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jun 2014 - 2:11 PM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Overload.
Username:Mollycat Mollycat
Uploaded:13 Jul 2014 - 10:56 AM
Tags:Bumble, Close up, Flowers, Pollen, Wildlife / nature
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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6533 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 10:59 AM

Your right he has been busy and you are also right that it is good to see lots of them, a nice image Peter. - gary

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digital_boi
13 Jul 2014 - 10:59 AM

been a lot up here as well Peter lets hope its a comeback nice detail and colour

Graham

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 11:06 AM

A wonderful capture capturing this industrious hardworking little fella so very well.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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retroman
retroman e2 Member retroman vcard United Kingdom
13 Jul 2014 - 11:07 AM

don,t they say donkeys go best loaded.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 11:21 AM

Excellent capture Peter, had a lot of bees earlier but now seem to be a lot fewerSmile

Cliff

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
13 Jul 2014 - 11:44 AM

Lots here also Peter, fine capture,
Fred.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 11:49 AM

A wonderful capture, Peter, plenty of bumbles here this year. Carol

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 11:55 AM

Excellent macro Peter. Any more and he'll have to walk home Wink
Rende

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 12:24 PM

Excellent pov and well observed image of this busy bee.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2183 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 12:38 PM

This is a great image with lovely detailSmile
NettaSmile

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
13 Jul 2014 - 12:39 PM

Maybe not the right posture Grin but a lovely capture. Well done Peter.
WesternRed.

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DavesPics
DavesPics  3 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2014 - 12:47 PM

Well overloaded also glad to so many of them in my garden as well

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franken
franken e2 Member 123125 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 1:18 PM

Lots in my part of the world as well.

Ken

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
13 Jul 2014 - 1:22 PM

A wonderful capture

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mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 1:35 PM

Even the bees are getting their yellow clobber on for the Tour de yorkshire SmileSmile
Excellent capture Peter. After all the talk of declining populations it's good to hear
there are still plenty of bees around.

Dave.

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 1:38 PM

A fine picture of this hard worker!

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 1:42 PM

Absolutely fabulous Peter, a super capture of this busy bee GrinGrin

Kathryn

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Drighlynne
Drighlynne e2 Member 349 forum postsDrighlynne vcard United Kingdom
13 Jul 2014 - 1:51 PM

Super capture Peter. I love bees, good job no one around when I plant out my window troughs, I have a cotoneaster and it's usually full of them about three in he's away from me, so I talk to them. (Mad woman!). I love the sound of bees buzzing, completely different from wasps.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 2:17 PM

Hmmm? caan he still fly?

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peekay2001
13 Jul 2014 - 2:18 PM

never seen these saddle bags.. thanks for bringing in.. and a lovely image too..

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
13 Jul 2014 - 2:37 PM

Yes , overload it is . Hope that the flight back home is safe , and the landing happy !TongueWinkTongueWink - A great catch , Peter! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.

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Jeddahknight111
Jeddahknight111 e2 Member 2Jeddahknight111 vcard United Kingdom
13 Jul 2014 - 2:52 PM

Great shot of the busy bee, saddle bags and all. Nice DOF so as not to blind out the background.Grin

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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 3:00 PM

Wonderful Peter, its good to see lots of bees, plenty again this year, I planted seeds that they like, we should all have a little patch for them to work away on GrinGrinGrin

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 3:19 PM

Couldn't get to comment on this earlier, as just after commenting on your previous upload EPZ ground to a halt! Sad A super close-up, Peter, when I've tried to photograph bees they won't stay still long enough! Wink
Trev Smile

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
13 Jul 2014 - 3:26 PM

Lovely shot. Well timed.

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myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
13 Jul 2014 - 3:43 PM

A great capture Peter.

Myra

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 4:20 PM

Well spotted

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MikeGillingham
MikeGillingham e2 Member 8MikeGillingham vcard United Kingdom
13 Jul 2014 - 4:40 PM

A well captured image Peter. We have lots of bees this year too.

Mike

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
13 Jul 2014 - 6:36 PM

GrinGrinGrin A delight to see...
IB

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 6:43 PM

Hope it doesn't have to pay any duty on that huge amount of hand luggage TongueTongueTongue

Ali

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capto
capto e2 Member 21139 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 6:43 PM

Great detail, so good to see them doing well.Smile

ivor

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 6:44 PM

A terrific capture of this bee who has been so busy on that beautiful bloom.
I can't say I have seen many down here in Cornwall, just lots of horse flies, that bite!
Ju

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 7:01 PM

Yes...well full
Never seen this with the naked eye

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
13 Jul 2014 - 8:40 PM

Just a little greedy thing!! Great picture tough.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
13 Jul 2014 - 9:26 PM

Great shot Peter. He is certainly overloaded. He must have been doing overtime! Cathy

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 164 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 9:33 PM

Amazing. He might need a bit of a lie down later.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2014 - 12:02 AM

I don't like bees Peter,
ever since I knocked over my beer
while trying to get the one that was buzzing around my head !!
Mick.

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2014 - 8:33 AM

I've never seen such a pollen load.
Great capture.

Love bees and have seen lots around the garden this year.
In fact we had a bumble bee colony in our bought box, but sadly the wax moths spoilt it
half way through the season.
We will try to exclude the deadly moths next season with an added 'bee-flap' over the entrance.

~B~

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