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Another bee (I think) this time on one of our two buddleia bushes. I am not keen on buddleia but it does attract the insects. Problem is, they always land on the high up flowers and my other half has planted potatoes underneath it. So, don't tell him, but I have been trampling all over his garden to try to get close enough to get a few shots. I will blame the cats!

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-55 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Another bee
Username:Rachel99 Rachel99
Uploaded:13 Jul 2009 - 11:07 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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mrfields
mrfields  6 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2009 - 11:08 AM

Lovely close up , colour and detail
Regards Lee

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
13 Jul 2009 - 11:11 AM

Excellent close up, love the detail.
Roy

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 11:12 AM

Love the detail on the head, superbly caught
Mary

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 11:27 AM

Great close up
chris

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StevenPrice
13 Jul 2009 - 11:33 AM

nice colour & detail well done.
Steve

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 12:06 PM

Cats trampling ???....If you can get away with that
Great shot Well worth the effort

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 12:17 PM

Superb and colourful close up. Gary

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PeelNStick
PeelNStick  10 United States4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 3:50 PM

Good close up. Thanks for your comments on my bee shot. You mentioned you were going to put a macro shot on your wish list. I got my zoom/macro lens very cheap. It's not that dependable but it was about $140/70. With patience, however I have been able to get some good results.

Last Modified By PeelNStick at 13 Jul 2009 - 3:52 PM

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 4:06 PM

Super detail. Love those lacey wings. Good luck with the "cat" story. I can only say, you must breed cats with extremely large paws!

Ann

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Rachel99
Rachel99  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 4:09 PM

Thanks everyone, sounds like I need a different cover story Wink

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2009 - 4:45 PM

superb shot, well worth the trampling lol
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AlanWillis
AlanWillis e2 Member 566 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
13 Jul 2009 - 5:30 PM

Great shot
Alan

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 6:29 PM

Super image wonderful detail
Alexa

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 7:26 PM

An exceptionally pleasing image - good colour and detail - Elizabeth

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User_Removed
13 Jul 2009 - 8:16 PM

You have macro licked

William

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dbedford
dbedford  6 England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 8:24 PM

Another bee, another good image, well done.....
Must buzz bye. David

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 8:45 PM

Great close up,
Alan

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 9:01 PM

Well timed capture - good details and light in this.
Regards Richard.

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hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2009 - 9:49 PM

Great capture super detail
Harry

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2009 - 11:24 PM

Well captured

Stace

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HobbitDave
14 Jul 2009 - 10:00 AM

Super pin sharp shot Rach. Excellent.
Dave

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Thushari
Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2009 - 10:59 AM

Love this one
Thushari

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Portknockie
14 Jul 2009 - 11:50 AM

Full on head shot...great detail and hard to get as they move so fast...

Don

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Brian65
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14 Jul 2009 - 1:10 PM

What great detail.

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
14 Jul 2009 - 4:22 PM

Excellent rachel well done,regards
Mike xx

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HectorRivera
14 Jul 2009 - 4:42 PM

Very well captured, nice definition and detail

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Dave_Holdham
14 Jul 2009 - 7:32 PM

Superb detail, great capture

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2009 - 7:53 PM

Great close view with super detail on both the Bee and the plant.

Best Matt

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
14 Jul 2009 - 9:06 PM

Amazing detail . Gill

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Bodiewil
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15 Jul 2009 - 6:37 AM

Beautiful work with great detail

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PeterDSmith
PeterDSmith e2 Member 6PeterDSmith vcard United Kingdom46 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2009 - 11:30 AM

I think an insect on a flower is one of the most difficult subjects to photograph. First of all, since insects, Thank God, are small, in order to fill the frame, close-up focussing is required, restricting the depth of field. Secondly, (a) insects move. And, secondly, (b) flowers move. (Now, I don't mean that all flowers have this triffid trait, rather that, au naturel, all flowers move in the wind.) This movement means fast focussing is required. In other words, in my opinion, focussing on an insect on a flower is very difficult. Furthermore, I think that this is an understatement.

I think you have coped very well with this difficulty in this photograph.

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ChristineD
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15 Jul 2009 - 4:16 PM

Excellent close up and detail.
Christine

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susanbarton
19 Jul 2009 - 9:51 AM

Wonderful close up Rachel, such amazing detail

Susan

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CraigJones
19 Jul 2009 - 12:17 PM

Beautiful detail captured there, lovely colours well done


Craig

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nickyv32
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20 Jul 2009 - 1:56 PM

Very nice shot, great detail, well photographed

Nicky

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catmandu
catmandu  5 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2009 - 12:51 PM

This is excellent Rachel - well done!
Phil

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2009 - 5:25 PM

Fantastic detail Rachel - against such beautiful colours too.
Helen

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