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Caught this Bee on a Rudbeckia flower.

It had tried to take off from one flower head but was so loaded up with pollen it only dropped down to a lower head where it lost some of its load - that's when I got the shot.

Thanks for looking in.

Special thanks to * Phil_j * and * franken * for their User Awards on my previous image.

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron 90 Di macro + 20mm X tube Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Loaded
Username:bricurtis bricurtis
Uploaded:4 Aug 2009 - 2:43 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:60

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Silverzone
4 Aug 2009 - 2:44 PM

Great capture. Sylvia

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2009 - 2:45 PM

What an amazing capture

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Alan_Baseley
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4 Aug 2009 - 2:48 PM

Super close up,
Alan

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janty66
janty66  7 England
4 Aug 2009 - 2:58 PM

superb close up, outstanding detail....
jan..

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lesgoodey
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4 Aug 2009 - 3:13 PM

Very nice macro.

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whiteswan01
4 Aug 2009 - 3:24 PM

great shot nice detail
Dawn

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2009 - 3:26 PM

A fabulous close-up, wonderful colours and detail. Carol

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
4 Aug 2009 - 3:28 PM

Stunning.
Roy

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Mark_Callander

lovely close-up lovely detail well captured.
Mark.

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
4 Aug 2009 - 4:13 PM

Good grief - HOW much pollen, the poor thing really is loaded down. A fab shot. Annette

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2009 - 4:28 PM

Great shot
Mary

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2009 - 4:36 PM

An excellent macro study with superb detail.
Terry

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ChristineL
4 Aug 2009 - 4:48 PM

the hive must be short of workers Brian, I've never seen such a loaded bee. A super capture,
Chris.

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franken
franken e2 Member 123261 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2009 - 6:07 PM

Amazing close-up.

Ken

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Alfies_Girl
4 Aug 2009 - 6:16 PM

Great macro shot with nice detail

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2009 - 6:16 PM

Well I'll bee...way to go seizing the shot of this greedy bee, Brian! The detail on this is completely insane.

By the way, the Wii Spider has been cropped Smile

Andrew

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mohikan22
mohikan22  102286 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2009 - 6:18 PM

impressive Grin lots of colour and detail. nice DOF useage
matt.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2009 - 8:02 PM

Beautifully captured with amazing detail and light. B/g is nicely out of focussed.

regards
Yung

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SoulOfNature
4 Aug 2009 - 8:09 PM

A great macro shot.

Jean x

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KBan
KBan  9468 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2009 - 9:50 PM

amazing clarity Bri
keith

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2009 - 9:57 PM

Thanks everyone - appreciate you looking in.

I'm buzzing off now - BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Smile

Brian.

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2009 - 10:17 PM

Stunning shot
Steve

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2009 - 2:08 AM

This is one loaded bee--- Well done macro!
JEnnnnnnn

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Wooly
Wooly  9112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2009 - 12:05 PM

Great macro work Bri.

Alan

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5 Aug 2009 - 8:28 PM

Superb.

Rock

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photophantom
5 Aug 2009 - 8:58 PM

superb macro image
Dennis

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6 Aug 2009 - 8:11 PM

A quality shot Brian, awesome detail and color,
Geoff.

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franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2009 - 7:30 PM

This is superb photography and such a great capture.
Fran

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pamelajean
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8 Aug 2009 - 2:05 AM

A lovely little tale to go with the excellent image, I really feel for the little creature.

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Glostopcat
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8 Aug 2009 - 7:20 PM

A marvellously clear and detailed close up Brian, it looks like this little bee has gorged itself on pollen

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Rende
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9 Aug 2009 - 11:43 AM

A beautiful capture Brian; I've never seen so much pollen on a bee!
Rende

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 3:58 PM

WOW - stunning work - Jude.

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davidhu
davidhu  9 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 8:32 PM

Cracking shot Brian, love all the detail on this busy bee.
Dave

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 8:40 PM

Stunning detail. Cerainly one busy bee.
Paul

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Paree
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10 Aug 2009 - 10:12 PM

oh bless
a delightful photo Brian
how I love this one
paree

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bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 12:06 PM

Thanks to all - really appreciate you looking in.

Brian.

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Mavis
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12 Aug 2009 - 9:06 PM

Don't think I've ever seen a better close-up Brian . Smile He's certainly loaded . Another one that made me smile xxxxx

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mrjt
mrjt  8 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2010 - 4:44 PM

The detail and processing are of the highest, superb image....Jack.

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