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The bees simply adore my apricot blossom, and were swarming around it yesterday, so had to go out and get a few photos. Today is a different matter, gale force 8 wind all night, and not abated this morning, I would imagine all the blossom has been blown away by now Sad

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:apricot blossom
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:21 Mar 2013 - 5:33 AM
Tags:Bee, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 5:36 AM

An excellent set again Carol I especially like v3!

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 5:39 AM

Stunning images Carol... I love the blossoms especially V4 with the water droplets

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 6:16 AM

An excellent set

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LynneJoyce
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21 Mar 2013 - 6:22 AM

Lovely series, lovely bee portraits but V4 with the wet blossom is a cracker.

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ugly
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21 Mar 2013 - 6:24 AM

I like V1 & V4 today...

Dave

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 6:36 AM

A stunning set Carol, V4 is beautiful.

Andy

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srikanta
srikanta  6 India
21 Mar 2013 - 6:51 AM

An excellent capture.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 7:05 AM

Good set Carol, but V4 for the lovely blossom shot
then V2
Lillian

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 7:26 AM

Lovely set of images,carol,very well done,
Saeid

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Caziwinkles
21 Mar 2013 - 7:27 AM

Lovely set of images Carol. V4 for me but all fab! Smile

Carol

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SUE118
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21 Mar 2013 - 7:30 AM

4 beautiful captures, hope the weather improves we have a forecast for snow again.!!!Smile

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Badgerfred
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21 Mar 2013 - 7:50 AM

Super set Carol,
Fred.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 7:51 AM

We are still a while away from fruit blossom time. Lovely macro captures Carol.

Albert

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accipiter
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21 Mar 2013 - 7:59 AM

Outstanding. A

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Mavis
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21 Mar 2013 - 8:01 AM

A great set Carol. Love version 4 so clear with the raindrops .SmileSmileSmile

Would just hate that wind, hope it hasn't done too much damage ?

Not sure I like these overbig images we are getting . It irritates me I cannot see all the image at first . I have to drop to the normal size ! xx

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capto
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21 Mar 2013 - 8:07 AM

Excellent set, lovely clarity.Smile

ivor

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Rock
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21 Mar 2013 - 8:18 AM

Fruit Blossom with working insects a sight to behold indeed.

Heavy fost -2c here in the Vale of York

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SlowSong
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21 Mar 2013 - 8:22 AM

How lovely. I adore watching bees going about their work. Smile

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janlea
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21 Mar 2013 - 8:44 AM

Stunning set of images Carol, so beautiful Smile
Jan

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RonnieAG
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21 Mar 2013 - 8:52 AM

How changeable the weather can be these days; hope this blossom does survive as the insects will love, as I do too.
Great shots of the bee making hay ( or even honey ) while the sun shines, and of course V 4 has the additional attraction of the rain drops.
Ronnie.

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rontear
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21 Mar 2013 - 9:17 AM

Very sharp Carol, V1,2 are excellent !!
Ron.

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 9:22 AM

wow Carol,
every one is a visual treat,
they are stunning pictures,

paree GrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
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21 Mar 2013 - 9:26 AM

1 & 4 for me as well, Carol. Hope they got their business done before the blossom was decimated.

Dave

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basith
basith  1 Sri Lanka
21 Mar 2013 - 9:28 AM

Excellent macro, very sharp.
V1 for me today....
(checkout my photo today)

Basith

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Fefe
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21 Mar 2013 - 9:44 AM

Now V1 Carol is sooooo gorgeous, I love to see blossom with blue sky behindGrinGrin Excellent captures.
We have lots of snow forcast this weekendSadSad
Diane

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 - 9:46 AM

A superb macro set
Steve

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mossy
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21 Mar 2013 - 10:05 AM

V1 for me today, shame about the wind.

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NDODS
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21 Mar 2013 - 11:02 AM

A beautiful set of beautiful images Carol. Image number two being my particular favourite, with stunning colour, detail and light.

Nathan

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Joline
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21 Mar 2013 - 11:17 AM

I love v3, it is so inviting and spring-like.

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EMJAYCEE
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21 Mar 2013 - 11:26 AM

Every one a gem'Smile
Joan.

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JOKEN
JOKEN  5 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 11:28 AM

Your work is always so consistent in quality and presentation - and this collection is a fine example
Ken

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Brian65
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21 Mar 2013 - 11:47 AM

4 great ones Carol. love V4 with the wet look.
Brian

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TonyDy
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21 Mar 2013 - 11:48 AM

Great set, carol - nice to see the sun!
Tony

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Chinga
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21 Mar 2013 - 1:23 PM

V1 is an amazing macro, but I can't choose. They are all such great images... Brava! GrinGrinGrin

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Daisymaye
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21 Mar 2013 - 1:55 PM

All lovely images Carol. I hear you are having strong winds today.......Sandy

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Irishkate
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21 Mar 2013 - 2:01 PM

V1 and V4 are winning after much deliberation.
Lovely images with added interest of the bee.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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sweetpea62
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21 Mar 2013 - 2:03 PM

All four great images Carol,I do like V4 but all lovely..Lin

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
21 Mar 2013 - 2:19 PM

Nunca e trabajado con este tipo de fotografía pero me parece que debe ser muy complicado lograr estas imagenes tan maravillosa.

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TrevBatWCC
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21 Mar 2013 - 3:17 PM

Wonderful close-up set, Carol, and V1 & V2 have to be my faves today Wink
Trev Smile

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debu
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21 Mar 2013 - 3:18 PM

Super set of detailed images.
debu

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SandraKay
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21 Mar 2013 - 4:34 PM

Gorgeous spring images. Such a pity that the lovely spring blossom is blown away so soon.
Sandra

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JuBarney
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21 Mar 2013 - 5:09 PM

4 super shots esp V4
Ju

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HuddersfieldHil
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21 Mar 2013 - 5:20 PM

A fabulous set of images love them allSmile

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jaktis
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21 Mar 2013 - 6:22 PM

V1 and 4 is my top versions

Peter

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evelen  9 England
21 Mar 2013 - 6:29 PM

beautiful set of images Carol.
eve.Smile

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21 Mar 2013 - 7:16 PM

Evenin' Carol,
Two and four catch my eye todayTongue

Heavy snow forecast for tomorrow morning and continuing on and off through SaturdaySad

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21 Mar 2013 - 7:18 PM

Great close-ups, Carol. They remind me that maybe Summer may come this year.
Brian

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21 Mar 2013 - 7:20 PM

Beautiful set of stunning shots which all of them smell strongly the essence of Spring !
George

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Silverzone
21 Mar 2013 - 8:19 PM


Quote: I like V1 & V4 today...

Dave

These are my favourites too. Sylvia

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anglingandyq
21 Mar 2013 - 8:37 PM

great set of pics. I love them SmileSmileSmileSmile

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21 Mar 2013 - 9:56 PM

what a stunning set of macro work carol, all of them are excellent
Neil

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21 Mar 2013 - 10:59 PM

A lovely set Carol - hope you haven't lost all the blossom in the wind - here its just starting to snow !!!!
Helen

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22 Mar 2013 - 7:01 AM

A stunning set of macro, Carol. V4 is a great one!!
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RajaSidambaram
22 Mar 2013 - 2:05 PM

A pleasing set of floral images, Carol, which you only could bring out. - Raja.

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23 Mar 2013 - 3:36 PM

Four beautiful images of spring, all are a real joy to view on yet another depressing day. I fear it will be some time before we see anything like this over here!Sad

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25 Mar 2013 - 6:42 AM

WONDERFUL SET , Carol..........Grin

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26 Mar 2013 - 2:17 PM

An amazing set.

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digital_boi
30 Mar 2013 - 11:17 AM

fine close up Carol

GrahamSmileSmileSmile

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